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

Eli C. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1854 - 1925  (71 years)


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  • Name Eli C. Shantz 
    Born 26 Mar 1854  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Religion 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6672 
    Died 24 Jul 1925  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Cause: two strokes of paralysis 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I19209  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Eli C. Shantz, Sr.,   b. 23 Jan 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother 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  [3, 10, 13, 14, 15
    Family ID F4903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucinda Weber,   b. 6 Sep 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1930, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1879  [1, 12
    Children 
     1. Elias Shantz,   b. 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Velina Shantz,   b. 23 Oct 1880, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1923, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. Sylvester Shantz,   b. 10 Apr 1883, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1896, Natchez (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F4723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Eli C. Shantz, "was born March 26th, 1854. On November 9th, 1879, he was married to Lucinda Weber who was born September 2nd, 1855. They reside on east half of lot No. 55, German Company's Tract, where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of two children".


      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. - Bro. Eli Shantz of Kitchener, Ont., was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., March 26, 1854; died July 24, 1925; aged 71 y. 3 m. 28 d. His sickness was brief, suffering two strokes of paralysis, and he fell asleep in Jesus calmly. He was married to Lucinda Weber. They lived together in Christian unity and love for 45 years. He became a member of the Mennonite Church as a young man, and was a faithful and very helpful member. The more than crowded house showed the esteem in which he was held. He was preceded in death by his two children, Valina and Sylvester. He leaves his widow, two sisters (Mrs. Jacob Shelly, and Magdalena Shantz). The funeral was conducted July 28, at the First Mennonite Church by Bro. C. F. Derstine, assisted by Mannaseh Hallman, and Oscar Burkholder. Texts, Luke 24: 29, Mark 16: 2. Interment in adjoining cemetery.


      Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 20 - August 13, 1925 - page 415

  • 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..., 393.

    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..., 480.

    4. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-5 Page 7.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Eli Shantz - August 13, 1925.

    6. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      In loving memory of / Eli Shantz / born Mar.26, 1854 / died July 24, 1925 / to be with Christ which is far better / Lucinda Weber / his beloved wife / born Sept.6, 1855 / died Sept. 13, 1930 / Shantz / (A) Mother (B) Father

    7. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-5 Page.

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

    9. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 4.

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

    11. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sub District 5 Page 13.

    12. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 1 Page 24.

    13. [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.

    14. [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.

    15. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Mar 1854 - 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 - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: two strokes of paralysis - 24 Jul 1925 - Kitchener, 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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