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

Jonathan S. Shantz[1]

Male 1849 - 1914  (65 years)


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  • Name Jonathan S. Shantz 
    Born 16 Mar 1849  Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    O Methodist 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Sawyer 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    sawyer 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6853 
    Died 14 Dec 1914  Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10
    Buried West Zion Mennonite Cemetery, near, Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10
    Person ID I19841  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Simon S. Shantz,   b. 15 May 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1893, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Judith Stauffer,   b. 1 Aug 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1862, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Family ID F2937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Bingeman,   b. 11 Apr 1855, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1927, Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1876  [1, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Ida Shantz,   b. 25 May 1878, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1883, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     2. Urias Shantz,   b. 5 Apr 1880, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1960, Red Deer, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Judith Ann Shantz,   b. 7 Jul 1882, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1918, near, Carstairs, , Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     4. Clayton Shantz,   b. 10 Apr 1884, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1918, near, Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. Elizabeth May "Lizzie" Shantz,   b. 16 Nov 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1897, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     6. Johnathan B. Shantz,   b. 22 Aug 1887, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968  (Age 80 years)
     7. Eldon Shantz,   b. 21 Oct 1889, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1920, near Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     8. Verna Shantz,   b. 20 Jul 1892, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971  (Age 78 years)
     9. Edna Shantz,   b. Mar 1895, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F4256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jonathan S. Shantz, "was born March 16th, 1849. On October 24th, 1876, he was married to Caroline Bingeman. They reside in Winterbourne, Ontario, where he is engaged in the sawing and lumber business"

      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.-Death came as a welcome relief to Bro. Jonathan. Shantz of Carstairs, Alta., who passed away Dec. 14, 1914; aged 65 y. 8 m. 28 d. The deceased was born March 16, 1849, in Waterloo Co. Ont., where he grew to manhood and on Oct. 27, 1876, was married to Caroline Bingeman. To this union were born 9 children, 2 of them having died while quite young. The remaining ones are in the immediate vicinity and at home. In 1901 he moved with his family to a farm near Carstairs, Alberta, where he has since resided to the time of his death. He has been a member of the Mennonite Church for quite a number of years, and when health permitted was seldom missing at the regular services.

      Funeral services conducted by N. R. Weber, J. K. Lehman, and N. B. Stauffer, on Dec. 16 at the West Zion Church, near Carstairs, Alta."

      Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 40 - December 31, 1914, page 647:

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      Jonathan Shantz's Dam.

      In reference to the general topography of the village of Winterbourne in my last letter I omitted mention of the dam which confines the waters of Cox's Creek. It is the property of Mr. Jonathan Shantz, and contributes the power that operates his saw mill and chopping machine. It is undoubtedly one of the largest confined bodies of water in Waterloo county. The village derives advantages from it in more ways than one. While it adds considerably to the picturesqueness of the village it affords good fishing for the inhabitants thereof when the season is on. In the spring it is alive with chubs, suckers, red fins and bass. The latter abound in large number and many are often caught weighing from three to four pounds. Its generous owner permits free access to it by the public, and consequently the average villager whose beef or pork supply has become diminished or who feels the want of a change from that sort of diet can in a short time with hook and line procure choice specimens for the frying pan. The law prohibiting the catching of bass at this season of the year was the only obstacle that prevented your correspondent from making the attempt to land a few of the big fellows to form a savory feast for the table of the editor of the CHRONICLE.

      In addition to this advantage afforded to the village Mr. Shantz is the most prominent in giving it some industrial life. He was born near St. Jacobs, March 16, 1849, and is a son of Simon Shantz, Sr. When he was about a year old his parents moved from his birth place to Wilmot where they lived about 45 years He purchased the saw mill here in 1895 from his brother Ezra, who had purchased it from one David Clemens, and has since added a cider and chopping mill. The saw will has a capacity of producing about 8,000 feet of lumber per day, the chopper 200 bags per day and the cider mill about 2,000 gallons per day. He also owns a farm of twenty acres near the village, from which he derives plenty of the necessaries of life for his family. He has been in some way connected in the operation of a saw-mill since he was fourteen years of age, and it is altogether likely that he will follow that vocation as long as he lives, or at least while the timber continues to hold out. Mr. Shantz was married about twenty-two years ago to Miss Caroline, daughter of Mr. John Bingeman, of near Washington, Nine children have been born to them, two of whom are dead. They are of the Mennonite faith and Reform in politics. The family lives in one of the venerable landmarks of the village. It is the old stone tavern which was built in 1836 by the late John Tyson, who was its landlord for two or three years and afterwards was kept by Henry Wenglin and others. It was a famous resort for the travelling public years ago. It is a substantial stone structure, but save its convenient location near the public highway, it does not show signs of having once been a public house. Mr. Shantz is a popular citizen and a man entitled to the respect and esteem of all who meet him or have business transactions with him.

      Waterloo County Chronicle, 2 Jun 1898, p. 8

  • 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..., 423.

    2. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-1 Page 3.

    3. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 15.

    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..., 273.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 31, 1914 - Obituary of Jonathan S. Shantz.

    6. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div. 1 Pg. 16.

    7. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 2 Page 13.

    8. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 51.

    9. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Sect. 6 Page 36.

    10. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45781938.

    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..., 422.

    12. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      Simon Schontz, to Judit Shauffer, both of Waterloo. 4 Mar. 1845

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1849 - Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - O Methodist - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sawyer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot 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 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 - sawyer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Dec 1914 - Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - West Zion Mennonite Cemetery, near, Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
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