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

Aaron S. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1839 - 1917  (78 years)


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  • Name Aaron S. Shantz 
    Born 27 May 1839  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Methodist 
    Residence 1863  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation 1870  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    farmer 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6725 
    Died 27 May 1917  [7
    Buried Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19414  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Joseph Y. Shantz,   b. 10 Jul 1815, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1900, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Stauffer,   b. 5 Jan 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1898, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 15 May 1838  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 15, 16
    Family ID F1019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Barbara Nahrgang,   b. 31 Dec 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1863  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 7, 13, 17
    Children 
     1. Odo Shantz,   b. Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ezra Shantz,   b. Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Hannah Shantz,   b. 10 Apr 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1938, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Judith Shantz,   b. 31 Mar 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1965  (Age 97 years)
     5. Persida Shantz,   b. 25 Jun 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1938, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Mariah Shantz,   b. 15 Nov 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1964, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Barbara Shantz,   b. 17 Apr 1875, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F1343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Biehn,   b. 21 Nov 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 23 Dec 1877  [1, 2, 7
    Children 
     1. Lydia Shantz,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Rebecca Shantz,   b. 13 Oct 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Shantz,   b. 15 Oct 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1952  (Age 70 years)
     4. Marian (?) Shantz,   b. 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Maurice Shantz,   b. 8 Aug 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F4224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Aaron Shantz, "was born May 27th, 1839. On June 10th, 1863, he was married to Barbara Nahrgang who was born December 31st, 1841, and died June 21st, 1876. On December 23rd, 1877, he was again married to Mary Biehn who was born November 21st, 1847. He resides in Wilmot Township, where he is engaged in farming..."


      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. - Aaron Shantz was born near Haysville, Ont., May 27, 1839; died May 27, 1917; aged 78 y. He was twice married. On June 10, 1863, he was united in marriage with Barbara Nahrgang, which union was blessed with 5 daughters. After the decease of his first wife he was again married to Mary Biehn on Dec. 23, 1877. To this union were born 2 daughters. He is survived by a sorrowing widow, 7 daughters, 30 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 4 sisters and a host of relatives and friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Osias Cressman and Manasseh Hallman at the Geiger Church, Waterloo, Ont. By a daughter.


      Gospel Herald - Volume X, Number 19 - August 9, 1917, page 367

  • 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..., 401.

    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..., 264.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 29 Jun 1876.
      Died 21 Jun 1876 In Wilmot, Barbara nee Nahrgang, wife of Aaron Schantz died at 34 years of age.

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-1 Page 2.

    5. [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..., 140.

    6. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 26.

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, August 9, 1917 - Obituary of Aaron Shantz.

    8. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 8 Page 9.

    9. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div. 1 Pg. 16.

    10. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 2 Page 16.

    11. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 54.

    12. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 6 Page 34.

    13. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 18 Jun 1863.
      June 9, 1863 Aaron Schantz and Barbara Nahrgang, both of Wilmot, by Rev. G. Schmidt in New Hamburg

    14. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 18436-1870 Persida Shantz.

    15. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 17 May 1838:22.
      15 May 1838 Benjamin Eby, teacher, m. Joseph Schantz, son of Jakob Schantz, to Barbara (Elizabeth?) Staufer, daughter of Daniel Staufer, both of Waterloo Tp. (Poem follows)

    16. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, June 1, 1900 - Obituary of Joseph Y. Shantz.

    17. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Shantz Aaron, 24, Wilmot, Wilmot, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Stauffer), married 9 June 1863 Barbara Nahrgang, 21, Wilmot, Wilmot, daughter of Christoph and Maria (Schneider)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 May 1839 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1863 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1863 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1870 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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