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

Solomon Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1852 - 1915  (63 years)


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  • Name Solomon Shantz 
    Born 31 May 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Saw 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6731 
    Died 26 Nov 1915  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Cause: heart failure 
    Buried 30 Nov 1915  Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I19441  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  [12, 13, 14
    Family ID F1019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Hostetler,   b. 20 May 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1932, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1877  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Estella Shantz,   b. Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Margaret "Maggie" Shantz,   b. 9 Apr 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1938, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Judith Ann Shantz,   b. 14 Aug 1880, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1945, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Priscilla Shantz,   b. 24 Dec 1882, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1985, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
     5. Rev. Moses H. Shantz,   b. 10 Sep 1884, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1938, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. Ephraim Shantz,   b. 3 Nov 1887, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1956, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Mabel Shantz,   b. 21 Aug 1889, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1953, Near Petersburgh, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     8. Susannah Shantz,   b. 23 Aug 1897, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1966, Millersville, Sandusky, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Solomon Shantz, "was born May 31st, 1852. He was married, February 6th, 1877, to Mary Ann Hostetler who was born May 20th, 1856. They reside near Haysville, Ontario, 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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      Sudden Death of Waterloo County Farmers

      The sudden deaths of two well known Waterloo County farmers occurred on Friday, when Solomon Shantz, a Wilmot Township man living about a mile south of Wilmot Centre dropped dead while hitching up his horse. He had been quite well. He suffered an attack of heart failure.
      The deceased was 65 years of age. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at 1: 30 from the residence to Geiger's church and cemetery.



      Obituary - New Hamburg Independent, December 2, 1915

  • 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..., 825.

    3. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-1 Page 11.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 010878-77.
      010878-77 - Solomon SCHANTZ, 24, farmer, Wilmot Township, same, s/o Joseph & Elizabeth SCHANTZ, married Mary Ann HOSTETTLER, Wilmot Township, same, d/o Moses & Margaretha HOSTETTLER, witn: Henry & Lavina HOSTETTLER, 6 Feb. 1877, New Hamburg

    5. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 1.

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

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

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

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

    10. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, May 6, 1932.

    11. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, December 2, 1915.

    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..., 401.

    13. [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)

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 May 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 MapsOccupation - Saw - 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 MapsMarried - 6 Feb 1877 - New Hamburg, 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 - Farmer - 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 MapsDied - Cause: heart failure - 26 Nov 1915 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Nov 1915 - Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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