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

Barbara Shantz[1, 2]

Female 1842 - 1879  (36 years)


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  • Name Barbara Shantz 
    Born 12 Apr 1842  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Name Barbara Devitt 
    Residence 1860  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6813 
    Died 23 Feb 1879  [1, 8
    Person ID I19715  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    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  [2, 9, 10
    Family ID F4139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family David Devitt,   b. 7 Jan 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age < 62 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1860  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13
    Children 
     1. Harriet Devitt,   b. 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1879  (Age 18 years)
     2. Samuel Devitt,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Devitt,   b. 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Susannah Devitt,   b. 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Josiah Devitt,   b. 23 Oct 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Barbara M. Devitt,   b. 15 Feb 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1932  (Age 59 years)
     7. David Devitt,   b. 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3545  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Apr 1842 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Sep 1860 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Barbara Shantz, "was born April 12th, 1842. On September 18th, 1860, she was married to David Devitt and died February 23rd, 1879, leaving a family of seven children, namely:.....All are dead save Barbara who was born February 15th, 1873."


      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..., 416.

    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..., 636.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 31.
      Barbara SHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 10 Mennonite b. 12-Apr

    5. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      David Devitt 22, res. Waterloo Twp. b. Waterloo Twp. s/o Dennis Devitt & Magdalena Killer married 18 Sep 1860 to Barbara Schantz 18, res. Waterloo Twp. b. Waterloo Twp. d/o Samuel Schantz & Susanna Erb. witnesses: Isaac E. Schantz of Waterloo Twp.

    6. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 49.

    7. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 21 Sep 1860.
      Devitt - Shantz: By the same on the 18th inst., Mr. David Devitt, to Miss Barbara Shantz, both of Waterloo Township.

    8. [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..., 531.

    9. [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.

    10. [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.

    11. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      David Devitt aged 22 res Waterloo born Waterloo son of Denis and Magdalene (Keller) married 18 Sep 1860 to Barbara Shantz aged 18 res. Waterloo born Waterloo daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Erb)

    12. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 21 Sep 1860.
      "Devitt - Shantz: By the same (Rev. Bindeman) on the 18th inst., Mr. David Devitt, to Miss Barbara Shantz, both of Waterloo Township."

    13. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Sep 1860.
      18 Sep 1860 By Rev. Bindemann, David Devitt was married to Barbara Schantz, both of Waterloo.