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

Addison Cressman Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1878 - 1958  (79 years)


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  • Name Addison Cressman Shantz 
    Born 22 Aug 1878  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1945  Guernsey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number 00110-6741.8 
    Died 15 Apr 1958  Watrous, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 18 Apr 1958  Sharon Mennonite Cemetery, Guernsey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I19488  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Esther C. Cressman,   b. 20 Jan 1848, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1919, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1873  [1, 2
    Family ID F4932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Devitt,   b. 1 Nov 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1971, Watrous, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1912  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Children 
     1. Rev. Stanley Shantz,   b. 23 May 1914, Guernsey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1990, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Arnold Wilfred Shantz,   b. 6 Jun 1915,   d. 31 May 2004, Waltrous, , Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F14433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Shantz, Addison Cressman, son of Amos M. and Esther (Cressman) Shantz, was born Aug. 22, 1878; passed away at Watrous, Sask., April 15, 1958; aged 79 y. 7 m. 24 d. He moved to Manitoba as a young man and took up farming. In 1912, he was united in marriage to Priscilla Devitt of Kitchener, Ont. As a young man he was baptized into the fellowship of the Methodist Church, later transferring his membership to the United Church. He took an active interest in the welfare of the Mennonite Church in his community. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, 8 grandchildren, and 5 sisters (Mrs. Urias Snider, Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. Herb Shantz, Waterloo, Ont.; Magdalina, Barbara, and Elminda Shantz, Kitchener, Ont.). An infant sister (Sylvia) and 4 brothers (Josiah, Jeremiah, Jonathan, and Samuel) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the United Church, Watrous, Sask., April 18, in charge of the local pastor and at the Sharon Mennonite Church in charge of J. B. Stauffer and Paul Schroeder. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 20 - May 20, 1958 - page 482, 483

  • 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..., 404.

    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..., 492.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, May 20, 1958 - Obituary of Addison Cressman Shantz.

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 2 Page 49.

    5. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 76.

    6. [S2858] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration, Birth Certificate 032777 (1878).
      Name:Attison Shantz Date of Birth:22 Aug 1878 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:Amos M Shantz Mother's name:Esther Cressmann

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, May 4, 1945 - Obituary of Josiah N. Shantz.

    8. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 020022 (1912).
      Name:Addison C Shantz Age:33 Birth Year:abt 1879 Marriage Date:24 Jan 1912 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Amos M Shantz Mother:Esther Cressman Spouse:Prescilla Devitt

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Aug 1878 - 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 MapsMarried - 24 Jan 1912 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1945 - Guernsey, Saskatchewan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 1958 - Watrous, , Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Apr 1958 - Sharon Mennonite Cemetery, Guernsey, Saskatchewan Link to Google Earth
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