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

Levi M. Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1853 - 1930  (76 years)


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  • Name Levi M. Shantz 
    Born 10 Dec 1853  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    O Methodist 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1879  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Butter Maker 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Button Turner 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Drummer, Button Factory 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    New Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Sawing, Button Factory 
    Residence 1921  58 Brubacher St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6783 
    Died 25 Feb 1930  [10, 12
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 12
    Person ID I19630  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Amos Y. Shantz,   b. 31 May 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1904  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Nancy Moyer,   b. 2 Sep 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1914  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1852  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 13, 14, 15
    Family ID F4016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Cressman,   b. 28 Aug 1854, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1925  (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. Lanson Shantz,   b. 28 Jul 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1880  (Age 1 years)
     2. Elminda Shantz,   b. 12 May 1882, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966  (Age 83 years)
     3. Mary Shantz,   b. 1884, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Diana Shantz,   b. 6 Feb 1884, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1935  (Age 51 years)
     5. Mary Ann Shantz,   b. 11 Apr 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ida Shantz,   b. 27 May 1886, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1930  (Age 44 years)
     7. Morgan C. Shantz,   b. 3 Nov 1888, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958  (Age 69 years)
     8. Leander C. Shantz,   b. 15 Apr 1891, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1964  (Age 72 years)
     9. Arthur C. Shantz,   b. 25 Aug 1895, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age 57 years)
     10. Rosetta Shantz,   b. 8 Oct 1898, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Levi Shantz, "was born December 10th, 1853. He is married to Nancy Cressman and resides in Berlin where he is engaged with the J. Y. Shantz & Son Button Co., To them were born seven 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. [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..., 411.

    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..., 499.

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-7 Page 7.

    4. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Shantz / Levi Shantz / 1853-1930 / Nancy Cressman / beloved wife of / Levi Shantz / 1855-1925 / peace, perfect peace / (A) Father

    5. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 26 Pg 11.

    6. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 1 Page 11.

    7. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 30 Page 3.

    8. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 6.

    9. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Sect. 6 Page 36.

    10. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27358168/levi-m.-shantz.

    11. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 32152-1879 Lanson Shantz.

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

    13. [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..., 103.

    14. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Amos Schantz, aged 23, yeoman of Waterloo married 2 Mar 1852, Greenbush by banns to Nancy Meyer aged 18, of Waterloo

    15. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Dec 1853 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - O Methodist - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1879 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Butter Maker - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Button Turner - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Drummer, Button Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - New Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sawing, Button Factory - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1921 - 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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