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

Elizabeth Shantz[1, 2]

Female 1861 - 1946  (84 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Shantz 
    Born 23 Dec 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Name Elizabeth Cressman 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6735 
    Died 11 Jul 1946  [6
    Buried Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I19466  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 Moses M. Cressman,   b. 19 Mar 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1938  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 13
    Children 
     1. Ivan S. Cressman,   b. 3 Mar 1884, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1967, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Addison Cressman,   b. 25 Dec 1886, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Shantz, "was born December 23rd, 1861. On November 29th, 1881, she was married to Moses M. Cressman who was born March 19, 1859. They reside near Haysville, Ontario."


      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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      Cressman.--Elizabeth, daughter of the late Jos. Y. Schantz, died July 11, 1946, in her eighty-fifth year. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, to which she remained true to the end. In 1881 she was married to Moses M. Cressman, a deacon, who predeceased her eight years ago. Surviving are 2 sons (Ivan and Addis), one daughter (Mrs. Zenas Snyder), and one sister (Mrs. Louisa Cressman). she was an invalid for the last several years of her life. Funeral services were held at her late home and at the Biehn Mennonite Church, New Hamburg, Ont., in charge of M. H. Hallman and C. C. Cressman.


      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIX, No . 30 - October 22, 1946--Page 655

  • 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..., 502.

    3. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-1 Page 16.

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 30.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011691-82.
      Moses CRESSMAN, 22, farmer, Wilmot Twp, Wilmot Twp, s/o Amos S. CRESSMAN & Anna MARTIN married Elizabeth SHANTZ, 19, Wilmot Twp, Wilmot Twp, d/o Joseph Y. SHANTZ & Elisabeth STOUFFER, witn Joseph Y. SHANTZ & Simon SHANTZ both of Wilmot Twp, 29 November 1881 at the bride's residence.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 22, 1946 - Obituary of Elizabeth Cressman.

    7. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 8 Page 2.

    8. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 2 Page 15.

    9. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 69.

    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.

    13. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, June 9, 1938 - Obituary of Moses M. Cressman.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Dec 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 MapsMarried - 29 Nov 1881 - 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Haysville, 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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