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

Mary Shantz[1, 2]

Female 1856 - 1884  (28 years)


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  • Name Mary Shantz 
    Born 21 Apr 1856  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Name Maria Shantz  [7
    Name Mary Christner 
    Name Polly Shantz 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6733 
    Died 21 Apr 1884  Wilmot Centre, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7, 8
    Cause: inflammation due to childbirth 
    Person ID I19459  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  [9, 10, 11
    Family ID F1019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Daniel Christner,   b. 11 Aug 1846, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1915, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Children 
     1. Ira Christner,   b. 18 Jan 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. David Christner,   b. 10 Sep 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ida Christner,   b. 29 Jun 1880, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1967, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Elton Christner,   b. 11 Jun 1882, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F4388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mary Shantz, "was born April 21st, 1856. She was married to Daniel Christner, a farmer. They resided in Wilmot Centre where she died April 21st, 1884, leaving a family of four 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..., 403.

    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..., 389.

    3. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, District 161 Sub-district A Division 4 Page Number 21 Household Number 82.
      Gives age and birth country

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 33.

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

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

    7. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 18745-1884 Maria Shantz.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), May 1, 1884.
      Mrs. Daniel Christner died in Wilmot Center at age of 28 years. Apr. 21, 1884

    9. [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.

    10. [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)

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Apr 1856 - 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
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