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

Joshua Y. Shantz[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1817 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Joshua Y. Shantz 
    Born 11 Sep 1817  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6737 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone Image 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I19475  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Jacob Shantz,   b. 11 Oct 1781, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1867, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mary Yost,   b. 12 Mar 1784, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1869, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1805  [11
    Family ID F4914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Martin,   b. 8 Dec 1822, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1892, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1840  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10, 12, 13
    Children 
     1. Maria Shantz,   b. 8 Aug 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1886, Near Wilmot Centre, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. Catharine Shantz,   b. 1 Oct 1842, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1905  (Age 63 years)
     3. Henry Shantz,   b. 12 Dec 1844, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1848, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     4. Amos M. Shantz,   b. 15 Jun 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1920  (Age 72 years)
     5. Menno M. Shantz,   b. 4 Apr 1850, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1917, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Leah Shantz,   b. 16 May 1852, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1926, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Nancy Shantz,   b. 18 Sep 1854, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     8. Lydia Shantz,   b. 22 Jan 1858, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1899, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     9. Lucinda Shantz,   b. 8 Oct 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1943, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     10. Joshua M. Shantz,   b. 2 May 1862, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Johnathan Shantz,   b. 1873, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1817 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Mar 1840 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mennonite - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - 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
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  • Notes 
    • Joshua Y. Shantz, "was born near Berlin, September 11th, 1817. On March 17th, 1840, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of Henry and Catharine (Miller) Martin. She was born December 8th, 1822, and died February 6th, 1892. They resided in Wilmot Township where he followed farming many years. To them were born ten 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..., 757.

    3. [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..., 21.

    4. [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..., 235.

    5. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 28.

    6. [S68] Bible - Shantz, Joshua & Magdalena Martin.

    7. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div. 1 Pg. 10.

    8. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 2 Page 21.

    9. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 7.

    10. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 21 Mar 1840:50.
      17 Mar 1840 Benjamin Eby, teacher, m. Josua Schantz, son of Jacob Schantz near Berlin, Waterloo Tp, to Magdalena Martin, daughter of heinrich Martin, in Woolwich Tp.

    11. [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..., 395.

    12. [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..., 404.

    13. [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..., 20.