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

Samuel Y. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1825 - 1900  (75 years)


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  • Name Samuel Y. Shantz 
    Born 15 Jan 1825  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    farmer 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Historic Building Abt 1863  1188 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    3 story house known as "Fair Acres" 
    Historic Building Abt 1863  1188 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    3 story house known as "Fair Acres" 
    Land Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 085, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Land Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 085, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Land Abt 1875  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 051, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Land Abt 1875  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 051, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence Mennonite 
    Residence Mennonite 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6767 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6767 
    Died 15 May 1900  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Cause: stroke of paralysis 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 13
    Person ID I19569  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2020 

    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  [14
    Family ID F4914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Esther Erb,   b. 6 Apr 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1915  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 10
    Children 
     1. Angeline Shantz,   b. 10 Apr 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1928  (Age 81 years)
     2. Peter Erb Shantz,   b. 25 Aug 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1928, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Wendel E. Shantz,   b. 16 Sep 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1926  (Age 75 years)
     4. Aaron E. Shantz,   b. 7 Apr 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age 88 years)
     5. Jacob E. Shantz,   b. 27 Apr 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1922, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Mary Ann Shantz,   b. 27 Apr 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1898, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     7. Moses E. Shantz,   b. 21 May 1857, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1921  (Age < 63 years)
     8. Samuel E. Shantz,   b. 16 Feb 1859, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938  (Age 78 years)
     9. Daniel E. Shantz,   b. 13 Oct 1860, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age 90 years)
     10. Susannah E. Shantz,   b. 5 Apr 1862, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1945, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     11. Franklin Erb Shantz,   b. 13 Oct 1863, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1953, Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     12. Nancy Shantz,   b. 9 Oct 1865, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1866, Near Blair, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     13. Esther E. Shantz,   b. 5 Oct 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F1987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Esther Erb,   b. 1826, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Mar 1845  [9
    Children 
     1. Wendell Shantz,   b. 1851, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Susannah Shantz,   b. 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Aaron Shantz,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jacob Shantz,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Margaret Shantz,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Moses Shantz,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Daniel Shantz,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Franklin Shantz,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Esther Shantz,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Samuel Shantz,   b. 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F273955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Y. Shantz, "was born January 15th, 1825. On March 11th, 1845, he was married to Esther Erb who was born April 6th, 1827. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm where now is what is known as Shantz Station (Shantz Station was named after Mr. Shantz and was situated near where his farm buildings were located. The station was burnt many years ago but the place still goes by that name), where they resided until the Grand Trunk Railroad was built when he sold his farm to the company and moved to North Dumfries Township, not far from Blair, where he purchased a large farm. Here he resided until some twenty years ago when he purchased the farm (This farm belonged to Jacob M. Clemens, generally known as "Bachelor Jacob", and after his decease it was sold and Mr. Shantz purchased it), on which he now resides. It is about two and one-half miles south-west of Berlin. To them was born a large family"

      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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      SHANTZ - Samuel Y. Shantz, son of Jacob and Mary (Yost) Shantz who moved from Montgomery Co., Pa., to Canada in 1810, was born Jan. 15, 1825. On the 11th of March, 1845, he was married to Esther Erb who survives him. This union was blessed with eight sons and five daughters of whom two daughters have passed away. Bro. Shantz united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a faithful member until his death. He was widely known and hightly esteemed, and his liberality and wise counsel were much appreciated. He had been a sufferer for several yeaars and was confined to the house for several months. On the 9th of May he was afflicted with a stroke of paralysis to which he succumbed on the 15th having attained the age of 75 ys. and 4 ms. The funeral was held on the 17th from his late residence two miles south-west of Berlin, where the burial took place. The funeral was largely attended. Services by E.S. Hallman from 2 Cor. 5: 1 and Noah Stauffer from Heb. 11: 10. May God comfort the bereaved family.

      HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 11, June 1, 1900, pages 174, 175
    • Samuel Y. Shantz, "was born January 15th, 1825. On March 11th, 1845, he was married to Esther Erb who was born April 6th, 1827. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm where now is what is known as Shantz Station (Shantz Station was named after Mr. Shantz and was situated near where his farm buildings were located. The station was burnt many years ago but the place still goes by that name), where they resided until the Grand Trunk Railroad was built when he sold his farm to the company and moved to North Dumfries Township, not far from Blair, where he purchased a large farm. Here he resided until some twenty years ago when he purchased the farm (This farm belonged to Jacob M. Clemens, generally known as "Bachelor Jacob", and after his decease it was sold and Mr. Shantz purchased it), on which he now resides. It is about two and one-half miles south-west of Berlin. To them was born a large family"

      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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      SHANTZ - Samuel Y. Shantz, son of Jacob and Mary (Yost) Shantz who moved from Montgomery Co., Pa., to Canada in 1810, was born Jan. 15, 1825. On the 11th of March, 1845, he was married to Esther Erb who survives him. This union was blessed with eight sons and five daughters of whom two daughters have passed away. Bro. Shantz united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a faithful member until his death. He was widely known and hightly esteemed, and his liberality and wise counsel were much appreciated. He had been a sufferer for several yeaars and was confined to the house for several months. On the 9th of May he was afflicted with a stroke of paralysis to which he succumbed on the 15th having attained the age of 75 ys. and 4 ms. The funeral was held on the 17th from his late residence two miles south-west of Berlin, where the burial took place. The funeral was largely attended. Services by E.S. Hallman from 2 Cor. 5: 1 and Noah Stauffer from Heb. 11: 10. May God comfort the bereaved family.

      HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 11, June 1, 1900, pages 174, 175

  • 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..., 409.

    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..., 352.

    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..., 656.

    4. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Samuel Y. Shantz / died May 15, 1900 / aged 75 yrs. 4 m. / Esther Erb / his wife / died Nov.17, 1915 / aged 88 yrs. 7 m. 12 d. / rest in peace / Shantz

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 75.

    6. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, June 1, 1900 - Obituary of Samuel Y. Shantz.

    7. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 10 Page 75.

    8. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 1 Page 28.

    9. [S2746] aaaaWaterloo Township 1871, Sect. 1 Page 49.

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      Samuel Schontz, to Esther Erb, both of Waterloo. 11 Mar. 1845

    11. [S1046] Building - Heritage Building Inventory - Kitchener 1991, Report of 1188 Ottawa Street South - pg 42.
      Constructed about 1863 by Abraham M. Clemens. 3 stories, 12 rooms. After the death of Samuel Y. Shantz purchased it, then passing to Frederick Huether in 1905. During Shantz's ownership the Doddy house was built to the east of the house. The house passed to his son Melvin, William and daughter Emma

    12. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 49.

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

    14. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jan 1825 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Mar 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 3 story house known as "Fair Acres" - Abt 1863 - 1188 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 3 story house known as "Fair Acres" - Abt 1863 - 1188 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 085, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 085, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Abt 1875 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 051, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Abt 1875 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 051, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: stroke of paralysis - 15 May 1900 - Wilmot Twp., 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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