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

Margaret "Maggie" Shantz[1, 2]

Female 1878 - 1938  (59 years)


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  • Name Margaret "Maggie" Shantz 
    Born 9 Apr 1878  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Female 
    Name Maggie Shantz 
    Name Margaret "Maggie" Habel 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6731.2 
    Died 21 Mar 1938  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 8
    Buried Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I19443  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Solomon Shantz,   b. 31 May 1852, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1915, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother 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  [2, 11
    Family ID F184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Conrad Habel,   b. 21 Jun 1868, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1921  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1897  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 12
    Children 
     1. Clinton S. Habel,   b. 20 Feb 1899, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1966  (Age 67 years)
     2. Lorne Habel,   b. Apr 1903, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1956, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     3. Harry Habel,   b. 20 May 1905, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Marion Habel,   b. Sep 1909, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Roy Habel,   b. May 1911, 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 F4116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Habel - Maggie, eldest daughter of the late Solomon and Mary Anne (Hostetler) Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 9, 1878; died at her home in Wilmot, Mar. 21, 1938; aged 59 y. 11 m. 12 d. Dec. 8, 1897, she was united in marriage to Conrad Habel who predeceased her over 16 years ago. Surviving are 4 sons and 1 daughter (Clinton of Baden, Lorne of Wilmot, Harry of Buffalo, Roy of Princeton, and Marion - Mrs. Wallace Thibideau) on the homestead, 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 4 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. One son died in infancy. Sister Habel accepted Christ in her youth and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Geigers for 43 years, where her presence and help will be missed, but she has gone to be with her Lord, which is better. She had been in failing health for a few years, but a paralytic stroke was the immediate cause of her death. The funeral services were held March 24 from her home to Geiger's Mennonite Church in Charge of Bros. Moses H. Roth, assisted by the brethren C.C. Cressman and Jonas Snider. Text, Heb. 9: 27. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

      Gospel Herald, April 14, 1938

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [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.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, April 14, 1938.
      Obituary of Maggie Shantz

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-4 Page 16.

    5. [S245] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Wilmot Centre (Geiger) Mennonite Cemetery CC#4558.
      Conrad Habel/ 1858-1921/ Maggie Shantz/ his wife/ 1879-1938/ Habel/

    6. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-4 Page 16.

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

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, April 14, 1938 - Obituary of Magdalena Shantz.

    9. [S1507] Census - ON, Waterloo, Baden - 1911, Baden Div. 13 Page 1.

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

    11. [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

    12. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Maggie Shantz Born: Wilmot Age: 19 Father: Marian Hofstetter Mother: Solomon Shantz Born: abt 1878 Spouse: Conrad Habel Age: 28 born: Wilmot Father: Catherine Wagner Mother: Dietrich Habel married 8 Dec 1897 married: Waterloo, Wilmot

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Apr 1878 - 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 MapsMarried - 8 Dec 1897 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Baden, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Mar 1938 - 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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