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

Menno E. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1841 - 1920  (79 years)


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  • Name Menno E. Shantz 
    Born 11 Mar 1841  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1864  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1911  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1911  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number 00110-6806 
    Died 10 May 1920  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I19699  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Susannah Erb,   b. 13 Nov 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1830  [3, 14, 15
    Family ID F4139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Rudy,   b. 18 Jun 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1900, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 12, 13
    Children 
     1. Nelson Shantz,   b. 11 Jun 1865, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1930  (Age 64 years)
     2. Angeline Shantz,   b. 6 Oct 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Cleason Shantz,   b. 28 Jul 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1920  (Age 50 years)
     4. William R. Shantz,   b. 3 Apr 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1922  (Age 50 years)
     5. Maria Shantz,   b. 28 May 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1963, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Clara Shantz,   b. 1 Jul 1884, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1959, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Menno E. Shantz, "was born March 11th, 1841. On September 18th, 1864, he was married to Barbara Rudy. They reside in Wilmot Township, about a mile east of Petersburg, Ontario, where he is the owner of two farms. His family consists of six 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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      Menno E. Shantz

      The death took place on Monday evening last at the home of his son, Mr. Wm. Shantz, east of Petersburg, Mr. Menno E. Shantz, a well-known and highly respected retired farmer, in his 80th year. Deceased had been in good health until Thursday last when he suffered a stroke and remained unconscious until his death. He was born on the old Shantz farm a few miles west of Waterloo. In 1864 he was married to Barbara Rudy, who predeceased him twenty years ago. After their marriage they took up their residence on the farm near Petersburg where he continued farming until the death of Mrs. Shantz, when he retired and has since made his home with his son William on the old homestead. There survive three sons and three daughters, namely: Cleason and Nelson of Waterloo, William R., Petersburg; Angeline (Mrs. Sam Snyder), New Dundee; Maria, (Mrs. Weber), Natchez; Clara (Mrs. Ivan Cressman), Wilmot. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon to the Waterloo Mennonite church and cemetery

      New Hamburg Independent, May 14, 1920

  • 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..., 415.

    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..., 213.

    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..., 636.

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-3 Page 8.

    5. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 25.

    6. [S155] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Erb Street Mennonite CC#4512 Internet Link.
      Menno E. Shantz / died May 10,1920 / aged 79 yrs 2 mo / Barbara Rudy / his wife / died Jan.15,1900 / aged 57 yrs. 6 m 28 d / Shantz

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 31.
      Meno SHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 11 Mennonite b. 11-Mar

    8. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 2 Page 2.

    9. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 11 Page 1.

    10. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 3 Page 17.

    11. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 2.

    12. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Menno J. Shantz, res. Waterloo Co, b. Waterloo Co, married 18 Sept 1864 Barbara Rudy, res. Waterloo Co, b. Waterloo Co

    13. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 Sep 1864.
      Sept. 18, 1864 Menno J. Schantz and Barbara Rudy, both of Waterloo Tp., by Rev. Kaessmann

    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..., 413.

    15. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      Samuel Shantz, to Rebecka Rudy, both of Waterloo. 25 Mar. 1845.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1841 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Sep 1864 - , 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 May 1920 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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