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

Veronica "Franceska" Shantz[1, 2]

Female 1843 - 1935  (92 years)


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  • Name Veronica "Franceska" Shantz 
    Born 5 Jan 1843  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Female 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Name Fransicka Shantz 
    Name Veronica "Franceska" Snyder 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Other Methodist 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6749 
    Died 22 Nov 1935  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Buried Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I19521  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father David Y. Shantz,   b. 29 Aug 1819, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1894, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Barbara Stauffer,   b. 16 Oct 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1913  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1842  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Family ID F2935  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John K. Snyder,   b. 6 Nov 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1900, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 13, 14, 17, 18
    Children 
     1. Ephraim S. Snyder,   b. 27 Apr 1862, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 87 years)
     2. Aaron Snyder,   b. 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ervin S. Snyder,   b. 21 Jun 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1962, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     4. Barbara S. Snyder,   b. 25 Oct 1866, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1966, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     5. Emanuel S. Snyder,   b. 2 Feb 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1869  (Age 0 years)
     6. Anna Snyder,   b. 22 Jan 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967  (Age 96 years)
     7. Mary Ann Snyder,   b. 6 Jun 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 68 years)
     8. David S. Snyder,   b. 29 Jul 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1906  (Age 31 years)
     9. Veronica Catharine Snyder,   b. 15 Dec 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1969, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     10. Dilman S. Snyder,   b. 22 Apr 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1963, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     11. Herman Edgar Snyder,   b. 15 Nov 1886, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974  (Age 87 years)
     12. Olivia Snyder,   b. 27 Mar 1888, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1959  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F4906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Veronica Shantz, "was born January 5th, 1843. On March 26th, 1861, she was married to Moses K. Snyder. They reside north of Baden."

      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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      SNYDER. - Veronica Shantz was born Jan. 5, 1843. She was married to John K. Snyder March 26, 1861. To this union were born 11 children (Ephraim, Ervin, Barbara, Emmanuel, Annie, Mary Ann, David, Veronica, Dilman, Herman, and Olivia). Emmanuel and David predeceased her. She died at her home in Wilmot Tp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Nov. 22, 1935; aged 92 y. 10 m. 17 d. She leaves 9 children, 26 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (David, Stauffer, and Herman Shantz), and a host of relatives and friends. She was one of the pioneers in the community in which she lived. They started their home in the woods, doubtless with many hardships, but as the years rolled by they were able to build up a nice comfortable home. In this same home she lived 74 years amid all the changes that come in life. Oct. 23, 1900, she was bereft of her husband and she lived a widow's life with her family for 35 years. She was a good mother, "a mother in Israel," always willing to do for others. She was wonderfully blessed with health and strength until the last few years of her life. Her thinking capacity, and finally her bodily strength began to fail, and for only two weeks she was confined to her bed-without sickness or pain, just faded away until she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." Funeral services were conducted at the home of Dilman Snyder on Nov. 26 by Bro. Orphen Wismer, and at the Shantz Church near Baden, Ont., by Bro. Jonas Snyder (Text, Prov. 22: 28) and Bro. Manasseh Hallman (Text, Jno. 17: 24), where a large number of people gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

      "Beautiful toiler, thy work all done,
      Beautiful soul, into glory gone;
      Beautiful life, with its crown now won,
      God giveth thee rest.
      Beautiful spirit, free from all stain,
      Ours is the heartache, the sorrow and pain;
      Thine is the glory, the infinite gain,
      Thy slumber is sweet."



      GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVIII, No. 38 - Dec 19, 1935, pp. 814, 815

  • 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..., 406.

    2. [S2897] aaaVit - ON - Marriage Registration, 018822-04.
      Noah Snyder, 28, Occ. Farmer, b. Waterloo Twp, Res. Waterloo Twp, son of Martin Snyder and Mary Shantz married Veronica Snyder, 28, b. Wilmot, Res. Wilmot, daughter of John K. Snyder and Veronica Shantz, Witn Ervin Snyder of Waterloo and Marian Snyder of Wilmot, 20 December 1904 in Wilmot.

    3. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-6 Page 7.

    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..., 303.

    5. [S159] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Shantz Mennonite CC#4566 Internet Link.
      Snyder / John K. Snyder / Born Nov. 6, 1836 / Died Oct. 23, 1900 / Aged 63 Yrs. 11 M. 14 Dys. / Veronica Shantz / his wife / Born Jan. 5, 1843 / Died Nov. 22, 1935 / Aged 92 Yrs. 10 M. 17 D's. / At rest

    6. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      John Snyder aged 22 of Waterloo Twp. born Waterloo Twp. son of Christ. Snyder and Anna Cressman married 27 Mar 1861 to Veronica Schantz aged 19 of Wilmot Twp. born Wilmot Twp. daughter of David Schantz and Barbara Stauffer.

    7. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 38.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Dec 19, 1935 - Obituary of Veronica Shantz.

    9. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 10 Page 7.

    10. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 5 Page 22.

    11. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 50.

    12. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 15 Page 99.

    13. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Snyder, 22, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, son of Christian and Anna (Cressman), married 27 Mar 1861 Veronica Shantz, 19, res. Wilmot, b. Wilmot, daughter of David and Barbara (Staufer)

    14. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 28 Mar 1861.
      Mar. 26, 1861 Veronica Schantz of Wilmot and, John Snyder of Waterloo, by Rev. Bindemann

    15. [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..., 405.

    16. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin Rev., Minister of the Mennonist Society #19.
      David Shantz, To Barbara Stauffer, Both Of Waterloo. 15 Mar. 1842. Rev. Eby. Wit. Daniel Stauffer And Jacob Shantz

    17. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, November 15, 1900 - Obituary of John K. Snyder.

    18. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 29 Mar 1861.
      By the Rev. F. W. Bindeman at Berlin Snyder - Shantz: On the 26th inst., Mr. John Snyder, of Waterloo, to Miss Veronica Shantz, of Wilmot.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jan 1843 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Other Methodist - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1861 - Kitchener, 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 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Nov 1935 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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