Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Eli C. Shantz, Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1816 - 1889  (73 years)


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  • Name Eli C. Shantz 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 23 Jan 1816  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6666 
    Died 19 Sep 1889  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 9, 14
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I19190  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Christian R. Shantz,   b. 13 Feb 1779, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1856, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Cressman,   b. 30 Jan 1783, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1866  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1800  [15
    Family ID F4879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Cressman,   b. 18 Nov 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1908  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 5 May 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 10, 12, 16
    Children 
     1. Barbara Shantz,   b. 10 Mar 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1876, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     2. Enos C. Shantz,   b. 26 Jun 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1921  (Age 77 years)
     3. John C. Shantz,   b. 5 Jul 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1914  (Age 67 years)
     4. Esther Shantz,   b. 2 Jun 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906  (Age 57 years)
     5. Anna Shantz,   b. 10 Mar 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1934, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Eli C. Shantz,   b. 26 Mar 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1925, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Israel Shantz,   b. 29 May 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1859  (Age 2 years)
     8. Magdalena "Lena" Shantz,   b. 8 Sep 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age 96 years)
     9. Susannah C. Shantz,   b. 2 Aug 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1917, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Barbara Shantz,   b. 10 Mar 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1876, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     2. Louisa Shantz,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F255126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jan 1816 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 May 1840 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Sep 1889 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Eli C. Shantz, "was born January 23rd, 1816. On May 5th, 1840, he was married to Anna, daughter of John and Esther (Wismer) Cressman. She was born November 18th, 1820. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm now in possession of their son, John C., where they resided many years. In his old age Mr. Shantz divided his large estate into two farms and had new buildings erected on the east end, to which place he moved some fifteen years ago. He died September 19th, 1889 leaving a large family"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      SHANTZ. - On the 18th of September, near Berlin, Ontario, Bro. Eli Shantz, aged 72 years, 7 months and 26 days. He was buried on the 21st at Eby's church, Berlin. Many relatives and friends attended the burial. Bro. Shantz leaves his widow and seven children to mourn their loss, but they believe that he is now forever at rest. Funeral services by Samuel Bowman at the house and by Noah Stauffer, Daniel Wismer and Joseph Gingerich at the church.


      Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVI, Number 24, December 15, 1889, page 380, 381

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 392.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 597.

    3. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 476.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Dec 1876.
      Died 6 Dec 1876 By Berlin, Barbara, daughter of Eli Schantz died at the age of 35 years, 8 months, 26 days.

    5. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 480.

    6. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Mother & Father / Eli C. Shantz / died Sept.19, 1889 / aged 73 yrs. 7 mos. 27 dys. / Anna Cressman / his wife / died Jan. 25, 1908 / aged 87 yrs. 2 mos. 7 dys. / weep not for us our children dear / Shantz

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 27.
      Eli SCHANTZ Farmer Birthplace: Canada Age 37 Mennonite b. 8-Jan
      Anna SCHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 32 Mennonite b. 18-Nov
      Barbara SCHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 11 Mennonite b. 10-Mar
      Anos SCHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 9 Mennonite b. 26-Jun
      John SCHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 6 Mennonite b. 5-Jul
      Esther SCHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Mennonite b. 2-Jun
      Anna SCHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 1 Mennonite b. 10-Mar
      Alexander REMPEL Labourer Birthplace: Ireland Age 17 Roman Catholic b.
      Elisabetha BECHTEL Birthplace: Canada Age 18 Mennonite b. September

    8. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 30.

    9. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, December 15, 1889 - Obituary of Eli Shantz.
      Death date is given as 18 Sep 1889 which is different from The Biographica History of Waterloo Township

    10. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 1 Page 1.

    11. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Dec 1876.
      Died 6 Dec 1876 By Berlin, Barbara, daughter of Eli Schantz died at the age of 35 years, 8 months, 26 days.

    12. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 9 May 1840:4.
      5 May 1840 Benjamin Eby, teacher, m. Eli Schantz to Anna Kressman, daughter of Johann Kressman, all of Waterloo Tp.

    13. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 27.

    14. [S2420] aaa CensusWaterloo City 1891 Sect. 1, Section 1 Page 24.

    15. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 385.

    16. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev. Benjamin Eby, Mennonist Society.
      Eli SHANTZ, to Anna KRESSMAN, both of Waterloo Twp. 5 May 1840. Rev. EBY. Wit. John PRESSMAN and Joseph KRESSMAN.