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

Hannah Shantz[1]

Female 1848 - 1940  (91 years)


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  • Name Hannah Shantz 
    Born 25 Jun 1848  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Name Anna Schantz  [9
    Name Hannah Cressman 
    Religion 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1874  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Religion 1911  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6729 
    Died 5 Mar 1940  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I19432  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    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  [10, 11, 12
    Family ID F1019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Daniel E. Cressman,   b. 29 Nov 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Nov 1874  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 9
    Children 
     1. Elmina Cressman,   b. 31 Jan 1876, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1941  (Age 65 years)
     2. Alvin Cressman,   b. 15 Mar 1878, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Livia Cressman,   b. 15 Mar 1878, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1967, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Joseph Cressman,   b. 29 Feb 1880, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Agnes Cressman,   b. 3 May 1882, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ada Cressman,   b. 1 Oct 1884, Chesterfield, Blandford Township, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1972, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F4927  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hannah Shantz, "was born June 25th, 1848. On November 10th, 1874, she was married to Daniel Cressman, a farmer."


      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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      Hannah Shantz, wife of the late Daniel E. Cressman, died on Tuesday, March 5, 1940 in her 92nd year, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Jacob Axt) with whom she had her home. She was born near Haysville, Ont., the eldest daughter of Joseph Y. and Elizabeth (Stauffer) Shantz. In 1874 she was married to Daniel E. Cressman and lived for some years in Oxford county. After retiring from the farm they lived in New Hamburg until the death of her husband, after which she lived with her daughters. She is survived by 2 sons (Alvin of Ceylon, Sask,; and Joseph of Kitchener), 3 daughters (Mrs. Emanuel Schmitt of Baden, Mrs. Jacob Axt of Petersburg, and Mrs. Irvin Gimbel of Breslau), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Moses Cressman and Mrs. Ezra Cressman of New Hamburg). She was preceded in death by her daughter (Agnes) in 1917 and her husband in 1925, also by 7 brothers and 2 sisters. She was a faithful member of the Biehn Mennonite Church for many years and was interested in all her activities. In her latter years she often expressed her desire to go home and after a brief illness this wish was realized. The funeral services were in charge of Bros. L. H. Witmer, Orphen Wismer, and M. H. Roth at the Biehn Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.


      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 3 - April 18, 1940 ---- page 52, 53

  • 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..., 402.

    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..., 489.

    3. [S147] Census - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - 1901, Blenheim C-9 Page 1.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, April 18, 1940 - Obituary of Hannah Shantz.

    5. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 29;.

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

    7. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 2 Page 14.

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

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 26 Nov 1874.
      10 Nov 1874 By Pastor Spring in New Hamburg, Daniel Cressman was married to Anna Schantz, both of Wilmot.

    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..., 401.

    11. [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)

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jun 1848 - 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1874 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Nov 1874 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Mar 1940 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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