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

Jacob E. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1855 - 1922  (66 years)


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  • Name Jacob E. Shantz 
    Born 27 Apr 1855  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number 00110-6772 
    Died 31 Mar 1922  Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 13
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I19597  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Samuel Y. Shantz,   b. 15 Jan 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1900, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother 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  [3, 12, 14, 15, 16
    Family ID F1987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia U. Bowman,   b. 14 Apr 1855, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1929, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1877  [1, 8, 11
    Children 
     1. Irvin Shantz,   b. 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ervin B. Shantz,   b. 17 Sep 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1963, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Benjamin Shantz,   b. 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Pastor Benjamin B. Shantz,   b. 23 Jun 1880, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1964, Vineland, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Lydia Ann Shantz,   b. 13 Jul 1887, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1888  (Age 0 years)
     6. Esther Shantz,   b. 2 Jun 1891, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1961, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F2092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob E. Shantz, "was born April 27th, 1855. On November 27th, 1877, he was married to Lydia U. Bowman who was born April 14th, 1855. They reside on the old 'David Schneider Place' at Freeport, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born four 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.].

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      Shantz.--Jacob E. Shantz was born April 27, 1855; died at Freeport, Ont., Mar. 31, 1922; aged 66 y. 11 m. 4 d. He was married to Lydia Bowman in November, 1877, who with two sons and one daughter and thirteen grandchildren are left to mourn his departure. He left a testimony that all is well and was ready to go and be with Jesus. Funeral services were held on Apr. 4 at the East End Mennonite Church at Kitchener, Ont., conducted by A. B. Snyder and Jonas Snider. Text, Isa. 26: 3. Burial in adjoining cemetery.


      Gospel Herald - Volume XV, Number 6 - May 11, 1922, pg 127

  • 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..., 410.

    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..., 81.

    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. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-3 Page 3.

    5. [S177] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-3 Page 3.

    6. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Jacob E. Shantz / born April 27, 1855 / died March 31, 1922 / aged 66 yrs. 11 m. 28 d. / Lydia U. Bowman / his wife / born April 14, 1855 / died Jan. 3, 1929 / aged 73 yrs. 8 m. 20 d. / Shantz

    7. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 47.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, May 11, 1922 - Obituary of Jacob E. Shantz.

    9. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 7 Page 1.

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

    11. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 3 Page 8.

    12. [S514] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1871, Sect. 1 Page 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..., 409.

    15. [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

    16. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 13 Mar 1845 Pg: 11.
      ERB Ester married 11 Mar 1845 To Samuel SCHANTZ. minister Jacob Huttner

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Apr 1855 - Waterloo 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 MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Mar 1922 - Freeport (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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