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

John B. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1860 - 1924  (64 years)


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  • Name John B. Shantz 
    Born 9 May 1860  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1881  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Button Maker 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6764 
    Died 24 Sep 1924  [4, 9
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I19562  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Mayor Jacob Yost Shantz,   b. 2 May 1822, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1909  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Anna "Nancy" Brubacher,   b. 19 Sep 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1870, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1853  [10, 11
    Family ID F243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Mayor Jacob Yost Shantz,   b. 2 May 1822, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1909  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother ?,   b. CA 1822,   d. Bef 1871  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Family ID F273812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joannah B. Bowman,   b. 24 Apr 1860, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1938  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1881  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Children 
     1. Edson Bowman Shantz,   b. 19 Jul 1882,   d. 11 Oct 1965  (Age 83 years)
     2. John Elmer Shantz,   b. 13 Jun 1891,   d. Feb 1895  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Johanna Bowman,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Elson Shantz,   b. 1882, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F245284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John B. Shantz, "twin brother to Mary, was born May 9th, 1859. He is married to Joannah Bowman (No. 230) and resides in Buffalo, New York, where he is engaged in the button business. To them were born 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.].

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 354.

    2. [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..., 408.

    3. [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..., 103.

    4. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Shantz Family Bible.

    5. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      John B Shantz / born May 9, 1859 / died Sept. 24, 1924 / aged / 65 yrs. 4 m. 15 d. / Joanna Bowman / beloved wife / born April 24, 1859 / died Mar. 7, 1938 / perfect peace / the gift of God's love / until the day dawn / Shantz

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11485-81.
      John B. SCHANTZ, 21, farmer, Berlin Ont., Breslau, s/o Jacob Y. & Anna, married Joanna BOWMAN, 21, Woolwich, same, d/o Samuel S. & Levina, witn: Leander BOWMAN of Woolwich & Rebecca SNYDER of Waterloo twp., 30 March 1881 at Woolwich

    7. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 50.

    8. [S2728] aaaBerlin Census 1871, Sect. 2 Page 16.

    9. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    10. [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...

    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..., 406.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1860 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - farmer - 1881 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Button Maker - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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