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

Mary Shantz[1]

Female 1840 - 1890  (50 years)


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  • Name Mary Shantz 
    Born 16 Jan 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Name Mary Shoemaker 
    Name Polly 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1864  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6709 
    Died 5 Jun 1890  near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I19364  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father John Yost Shantz,   b. 6 Feb 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1891, Near, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Susannah Scheirich,   b. 1 Apr 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1884, Near Shantz Station, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1837  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Family ID F3015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Shoemaker,   b. 21 Jan 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1918  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Children 
     1. Susannah Shoemaker,   b. 11 Mar 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nancy Shoemaker,   b. 11 Mar 1866, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932  (Age 65 years)
     3. Aaron S. Shoemaker,   b. 31 May 1871, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Magdalena Shoemaker,   b. 14 Oct 1879, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mary (Polly) Shantz, "was born January 16th, 1840. She was married to Benjamin Shoemaker, a farmer. They resided several miles east of Berlin where she died June 5th, 1890."


      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.].

  • 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..., 399.

    2. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 4.

    3. [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..., 469.

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

    5. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 3 Page 25.

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

    7. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 6 Page 43.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 25 Feb 1864.
      Feb. 23, 1864 Maria Schantz and Benjamin Schumacher, both of Waterloo Tp., by Rev. Bindemann

    9. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    10. [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..., 398.

    11. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 30 Mar 1837:16.
      28 Mar 1837 Benjamin Eby m. Johannes Schantz to Susanna Scheirich, daughter of Johannes Scheirich, all of Waterloo.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1840 - 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 MapsResidence - 1864 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1864 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - 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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