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

Elias Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1841 - 1899  (58 years)


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  • Name Elias Shantz 
    Born 14 Jun 1841  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Agricultural Laborer 
    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  [9
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6710 
    Died 10 Sep 1899  [8
    Buried Didsbury Cemetery, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I19367  Generations
    Last Modified 15 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 Susannah Brubacher,   b. 30 Oct 1847, Shantz Station, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1934, Didsbury, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 9
    Children 
     1. Rosanna Shantz,   b. Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Infant Shantz,   b. Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1869
     3. Sarah Ann Shantz,   b. 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jeremiah B. "Jerry" Shantz,   b. 10 Jan 1867, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1908  (Age 41 years)
     5. Allen Shantz,   b. 27 Apr 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Elijah B. Shantz,   b. 17 Jun 1877, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962  (Age 84 years)
     7. Ida P. Schantz,   b. 1879, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Leah Shantz,   b. 3 Nov 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1904  (Age 31 years)
     9. Susannah Shantz,   b. 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Ida Priscilla Shantz,   b. 27 Sep 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1984  (Age 104 years)
     11. Sylvia Shantz,   b. 2 Oct 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1882  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elias Shantz, "was born June 14th, 1841. On March 1st, 1864, he was married to Susannah Brubacher who was born October 30th, 1847. They reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged as travelling agent."


      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. [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..., 343.

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

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 29.

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 34.

    6. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 2.

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

    8. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, D., America, N., Division, C., & Cemetery, D. (1841). Elias Shantz (1841-1899) - Find A Grave Memorial. Findagrave.com. Retrieved 4 November 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/86401535.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 10 Mar 1864.
      Mar. 1, 1864 Elias Schantz and Susanna Brubacher, both of Waterloo Tp., by Rev. Bindemann

    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 - 14 Jun 1841 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 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 MapsResidence - 1864 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1864 - , 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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