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

David Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1787 - 1879  (92 years)


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  • Name David Shantz 
    Born 7 Mar 1787  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1830  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 001, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 001, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gentleman 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6846 
    Died 8 Apr 1879  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: cancer 
    Person ID I19827  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    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  [8
    Family ID F3031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Pannebecker,   b. 16 Jul 1793, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1863, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F2851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • David Shantz, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March 7th, 1787. In 1809 he came to Canada and settled on part of lot No. 1, German Company's Tract, township and county of Waterloo, Ontario, where he resided until his death which took place April 8th, 1879. He was married to Elizabeth Pannebecker (See Cornelius Pannebecker's family for information) who was born July 16th, 1793, and died of cancer December 1st, 1863. They had no family but had adopted seven children who they raised save one who died in infancy."


      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.].

      Living with Benjamin & Leah Shuh & family in 1871

  • 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..., 149.

    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..., 421.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div Pg 23.
      David SCHANTZ Gentleman Birthplace: USA Age 65 Mennonite b. 7-Mar
      Elisabetha SCHANTZ Birthplace: USA Age 58 Mennonite b. 16-Jul

    4. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 6.

    5. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 1 Page 10.

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

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

    8. [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 - 7 Mar 1787 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1830 - 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 001, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cancer - 8 Apr 1879 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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