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

Louisa Shantz[1, 2]

Female 1865 - 1950  (84 years)


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  • Name Louisa Shantz 
    Born 17 Dec 1865  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 Louisa 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 00110-6736 
    Died 20 Jun 1950  [5, 6
    Cause: stroke 
    Buried Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I19470  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 Ezra M. Cressman,   b. 13 Nov 1860, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1938  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1886  [1
    Cressman, Ezra & Louisa Shantz 58th wedding.jpg
    Cressman, Ezra & Louisa Shantz 58th wedding.jpg
    58th wedding anniversary of Ezra and Louisa Shantz Cressman in April 1936. Back (L-R): Ezra Cressman, Moses Cressman, Susannah Bricker Cassel Shantz; Front (L-R): Susanna Shantz Bean Schafer; Daniel S. Shantz, Louisa Shantz Cressman, Elizabeth Shantz Cressman, Hannah Shantz Cressman, Noah S. Shantz
    Children 
     1. Leander Shantz Cressman,   b. 25 Dec 1887, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1932, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. Curtis C. Cressman,   b. 31 May 1894, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1971, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Howard Alexander Cressman,   b. 10 Apr 1897, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1927, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F4930  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Louisa Shantz, "was born December 17th, 1865. On March 23rd, 1886, she was married to Ezra M. Cressman, a farmer. They reside near New Hamburg and have two 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.].

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      Cressman. --- Louisa, daughter of the late Joseph Y. and Elizabeth (Stauffer) Shantz, was born near Haysville, Ont., in 1865; passed away June 20, 1950; aged 85 y. In 1886 she was married to Ezra Cressman, who preceded her in death. She and her husband were residents of Wilmot Twp., their entire lifetime, having farmed for many years. Soon after marriage she became a Christian and joined the Biehn Mennonite Church, where she continued as an active member until her passing. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Their home was blessed with 3 sons (Leander and Howard, who predeceased her, and Curtis, a bishop in the Mennonite Church, who resides on the home farm). She also leaves 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She and her husband established a family altar so that the family might worship the Lord together as the children grew up. She had comparatively good health until a month before her death, when she suffered a stroke. Funeral services were conducted June 23 at the home and at the Biehn Church by Manasseh Hallman and M. H. Roth. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.


      Gospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 31 - August 1, 1950 ---- page 774.

  • 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..., 486.

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

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

    5. [S460] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Nith Valley Mennonite CC#4554 Internet Link.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, August 1, 1950 - Obituary of Louisa Shantz.

    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 1.

    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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1865 - 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 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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