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

Rev. David S. Shantz[1]

Male 1854 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name David S. Shantz 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 13 May 1854  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6732 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Buried Didsbury Cemetery, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19448  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 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  [5, 6, 7
    Family ID F1019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Elizabeth Erb,   b. 15 Dec 1855, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 Sep 1877  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Melanchton Shantz,   b. 6 Nov 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969  (Age 90 years)
     2. Louisa S. Shantz,   b. 2 May 1880, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Hannah G. Shantz,   b. 27 Jun 1882, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Llewellyn Shantz,   b. 23 Dec 1883, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Phoebe Shantz,   b. 10 May 1886, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ida E. Shantz,   b. 6 Aug 1888, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ross Shantz,   b. 15 Jun 1893, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Wilfried Shantz,   b. 4 Nov 1896, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Lula V. Shantz,   b. 10 Dec 1898, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4929  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 May 1854 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Sep 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 - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Rev. David S. Shantz, "was born May 13th, 1854. On September 25th 1877, he was married to Susannah Elizabeth Erb who was born December 15th, 1855. He resided near Haysville, Ontario, for several years where he was engaged in farming. In 1886 he entered the ministry of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ denomination, for which body he was an ardent laborer until lately when he, owing to failing health, had to quit preaching for a short time. At present he is engaged as an evangelist, assisting in the tabernacle work. He resides on his farm again and has a family of seven children".


      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..., 402.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011091-77.
      011091-77 (Waterloo Co.) David S. SHANTZ, 23, yeoman, Wilmot Twp, Wilmot Twp, s/o Joseph & Elizabeth married Susanna E. ERB, 21, Waterloo, Wilmot Twp, d/o Isaac & Hannah, witn Wesley ERB & Elizabeth SHANTZ of Wilmot Twp, 25 September 1877 in New Hamburg.

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

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 29.

    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..., 401.

    6. [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)

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