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

Abraham C. Shantz[1]

Male 1844 - 1922  (77 years)


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  • Name Abraham C. Shantz 
    Born 7 May 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19069007 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1866  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6698 
    Died 25 Apr 1922  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I19306  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Isaac Y. Shantz,   b. 31 Jan 1809, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1878, Near Shantz Station, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Catharine Clemens,   b. 14 Feb 1816, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1869, Near Shantz Station, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1833  [9, 12
    Family ID F4915  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine Goetz,   b. 20 Apr 1846, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1933, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1866  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10, 11, 13, 14
    Children 
     1. Josiah G. Shantz,   b. 2 Sep 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1947  (Age 80 years)
     2. Ephraim Shantz,   b. 3 Jan 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1871  (Age 2 years)
     3. Samantha Shantz,   b. 2 Dec 1870, Shantz Station, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1936, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Barbara Ellen Shantz,   b. 12 Aug 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1945, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Isaac Franklin Shantz,   b. 20 Dec 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1873  (Age 0 years)
     6. Irvin G. Shantz,   b. 21 Jul 1875, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1953, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Catharine "Katie" Shantz,   b. 16 Sep 1877, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1928  (Age 50 years)
     8. Elizabeth Shantz,   b. 17 Feb 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Abraham G. Shantz,   b. 17 Mar 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1955, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     10. Nancy Shantz,   b. 2 Jul 1883, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1970  (Age 87 years)
     11. Nelson Goetz Shantz,   b. 26 Feb 1886, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F4920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham C. Shantz, "was born May 7th, 1844. On February 25th, 1866, he was married to Catharine Goetz who was born April 20th, 1846. They reside on a farm near Shantz Station. To them were born eleven 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
      .--Abraham C. Shantz died at this home in Breslau on April 25, 1922; aged 77 y. 11 m. 17 d. In 1866 he was united in marriage with Catharine Goetz, who survives. There are left to mourn with the wife and mother, 9 children, 32 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Brother Schantz united with the Mennonite Church in early life, in which faith he left this world to meet his Maker. He left many evidences that he met his Savior in peace. The funeral services were held on the 27th in charge of Brethren J. S. Woolner and Oscar Burkholder. Text, I Cor. 15: 54.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XV, Number 7 - May 18, 1922, pg 143

  • 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..., 397.

    2. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-6 Page 5.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives age and country of birth

    4. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Abraham C.Shantz / died April 25,1922 / aged 77 yrs 11 mos 18 dys / Catharine Goetz / his beloved wife / died Jan.1,1933 / aged 86 yrs 8 mos 12 dys

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Division 1 Page Number 37 Household Number 175.

    6. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 33.

    7. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Township Div. 5 Page 5.

    8. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 23.

    9. [S894] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861, Sect. 6 Page 43.

    10. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 1 Mar 1866.
      Feb. 25, 1866 Abraham Schantz and Catharina Goetz, both of Waterloo Tp.,by Rev. Wurster

    11. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Abraham C.Shantz - May 18, 1922.

    12. [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..., 396.

    13. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Catharine Goetz - January 19, 1933 - page 894,895.

    14. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Shantz Abraham, 22, Waterloo, Waterloo, son of Isaac and Catherine (Clemens), married 25 Feb 1866 Catherine Goetz, 21, Waterloo, France, daughter of Francis and Barbara (Ohlie)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 May 1844 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1866 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Feb 1866 - , 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Apr 1922 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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