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

Isaac Shantz[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1783 - 1854  (71 years)


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  • Name Isaac Shantz 
    Born 23 Apr 1783  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1829  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 001, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 052W, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Eby ID Number 00110-6790 
    Died 12 Dec 1854  South-East Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I19661  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Isaac Shantz,   b. 14 Jan 1748, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1802, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Barbara Rife,   b. 12 Sep 1753, Of, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, South Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 4 May 1774  [12
    Family ID F3031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Bechtel,   b. 2 Feb 1786, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1867, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1808  [1, 7
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Shantz,   b. 11 Aug 1809, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1821  (Age 11 years)
     2. Samuel Shantz,   b. 16 Jan 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1895  (Age 84 years)
     3. Barbara Shantz,   b. 6 May 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Mary Shantz,   b. 14 Jan 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1875, Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Sarah "Sallie" Shantz,   b. 21 Jan 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1881, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Nancy Shantz,   b. 11 Aug 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1899  (Age 81 years)
     7. Veronica "Fanny" Shantz,   b. 27 Oct 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1893, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Esther Shantz,   b. 7 Jan 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1883, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. Magdalena Shantz,   b. 19 Apr 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1887  (Age 62 years)
     10. Isaac B. Shantz,   b. 18 May 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1917, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     11. Leah Shantz,   b. 1 Dec 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F4138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Isaac Shantz, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, April 23rd, 1783. On October 15th, 1808, he was married to Esther, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Morris) Bechtel. She was born February 2nd, 1786, and died near Berlin, Ontario, July 24th, 1867. In 1808 Mr. Shantz, in company with his mother, his brother, Joseph, and his sister Veronica, moved to Canada and settled on the farm now in possession of Abraham H. Wamboldt. (This farm is a little to the south-east of Berlin). Here he resided until his death which took place December 12th, 1854. To them were born eleven 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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      A-1-55 Isaac Shantz: Last Will and Testament of Isaac Shantz of the Township of Waterloo.

      …I, Isaac Shantzs of the Township of Waterloo, being of good health and of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament…That is to say first, that all my just debts shall be paid, Second I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Esther, all my Books, four beds and bedsteads, my stove and pipe, my 24-hour clock and case, my case of Drawers, my bureau and cubboard[sic] and all that is in them both, one spinning wheel and real one table and kitchen furniture to the amount of ten dollars; also two cows and six sheep and two hundred dollars in cash out of the first moneys arising out of my Estate, and sixty dollars as Dowry, or the interest at six percent on one thousand dollars, each and every year during her natural life, further I order and devise and it is my will, that my son Isaac B. Shantz shall have my farm at Three thousand dollars in manner and form following, that is to say, the said Isaac is to pay two thousand dollars in ten annual yearly equal installments of two hundred dollars each, and also sixty dollars as the interest on one thousand dollars, each and every year during widowhood of my beloved wife. Should my loving wife depart this natural life, before the two thousand dollars are fully paid, then my son Isaac, or his successors, shall pay two hundred and fifty dollars each and every year, till the full amount of three thousand dollars are fully paid….I give and bequeath to all my sons and daughters, or their heirs and successors share and share alike, except my daughter Mary Herner, she is to have the interest at six per cent on her share each and every year, so long as she is and remains the wife of Samuel Herner, after his death, the said Samuel Herner, she or her heirs shall have her full share and portion as my other children, and I do hereby nominate my son Samuel Shantz and my son-in-law Abraham Mayer, as Executors in full power, as my own person of this my Last Will and Testament.

      Witnessed by Jacob S. Shoemaker and William Thoman
      Dated 18 September 1850
      Will proven 16 January 1855
      Inventory £88/0/9
      Died 12 December 1854

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • 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..., 413.

    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..., 319.

    3. [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..., 598.

    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..., 661.

    5. [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..., 34.

    6. [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..., 102.

    7. [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..., 224.

    8. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Zum Andenken an / Isaac Schantz / geboren den 25 April 1783 / starb den 12ten Dezemb. 1854 / Alt. 71 Jahre 7 Mo. u 18 Tage

    9. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 18.
      Isaac SCHNTZ Sr. Gentleman Birthplace: USA Age 65 Mennonite
      Esther SCHANTZ Birthplace: USA Age 60 Mennonite

    10. [S1319] Assessment Roll - ON, Waterloo Twp. - 1829-1830.

    11. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 48.

    12. [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..., 374.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1783 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1829 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 001, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 052W, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Dec 1854 - South-East Of Berlin, 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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