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

Nelson Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1865 - 1930  (64 years)


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  • Name Nelson Shantz 
    Born 11 Jun 1865  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 
    Name Nelson Schantz 
    Residence 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6807 
    Died 8 Jun 1930  [5, 6
    Cause: illness of 4 weeks 
    Buried Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I19701  Generations
    Last Modified 31 May 2021 

    Father Menno E. Shantz,   b. 11 Mar 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1920, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother 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, 11, 12, 13
    Family ID F354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara S. Snyder,   b. 25 Oct 1866, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1966, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1886  [2, 6
    Children 
     1. Agnes Isabella Shantz,   b. 19 Sep 1887, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1934  (Age 47 years)
     2. Clayton Shantz,   b. 1888, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Arthur Clayton Shantz,   b. 9 Apr 1889, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lorne Alexander Shantz,   b. 14 Mar 1891, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1973, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Nellie Schantz,   b. Oct 1893, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Cornelia Shantz,   b. 4 Oct 1893, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1972, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Clarence S. Shantz,   b. 19 Nov 1897, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F4919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Nelson Shantz, "was born June 11th, 1865. He is married to Barbara Snyder. They reside near his father's home where he is engaged in farming."


      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
      .-Nelson Shantz was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., on June 11, 1865; died June 8, 1930; aged 64 y. 11 m. 28 d. In 1886 he was married to Barbara Snyder. To this union were born 5 children. He is survived by his bereaved wife and family, and 3 sisters. Two brothers predeceased him. He was a kind and loving husband and father, many times sacrificing his own pleasures to make others happy. During his recent illness of 4 weeks he suffered very much and often expressed his desire to go to his heavenly home. In early life he became a member of the Mennonite Church and died in that faith. Funeral services were held at the Waterloo Church, Wed. June 11, by Bros. Manasseh Hallman and J. B. Martin. Interment in David Eby Cemetery

      2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 14 - July 3, 1930, Page 302-303

  • 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. [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..., 304.

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

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

    5. [S155] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Erb Street Mennonite CC#4512 Internet Link.
      Nelson Shantz / died June 8,1930 / aged 64 yrs 11 m 27 d / his beloved wife / Barbara Snyder / 1866-1966 / Shantz

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Nelson Shantz - July 3, 1930.

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

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

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

    10. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sud District 3 - Lexington 1921 Page 20.

    11. [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.

    12. [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

    13. [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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jun 1865 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1921 - Waterloo 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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