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

Moses Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1819 - 1897  (77 years)


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  • Name Moses Shantz 
    Born 22 Aug 1819  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Land Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 009W, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1849  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1869  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6860 
    Died 17 Jan 1897  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 13
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I19860  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 

    Father Joseph R. Shantz,   b. 24 Jun 1795, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1882  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Catharine Schneider,   b. 12 Feb 1799, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1881, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1817  [14, 15
    Family ID F806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Snider,   b. 4 Apr 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1916  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1849  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 8, 10, 16
    Children 
     1. Tilman S. Shantz,   b. 8 Jan 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1913  (Age 63 years)
     2. Aaron S. Shantz,   b. 3 Mar 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1943  (Age 92 years)
     3. Menno S. Shantz,   b. 11 Oct 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1937, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Veronica Shantz,   b. 16 Sep 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1929  (Age 75 years)
     5. Franklin Shantz,   b. 14 Sep 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1929, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Amos S. Shantz,   b. 2 Feb 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1949  (Age 90 years)
     7. Susannah Shantz,   b. 15 Feb 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1936, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Catharine Shantz,   b. 8 Jun 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958  (Age 94 years)
     9. Lucinda Shantz,   b. 4 Apr 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1916, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     10. Allan Shantz,   b. 14 Dec 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Emma Shantz,   b. 5 Feb 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1951  (Age 82 years)
     12. Lydia Ann Shantz,   b. 18 Oct 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1951, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F3930  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Susannah Shantz,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Catharine Shantz,   b. 8 Jun 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F262961  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Moses Shantz, "the second son of Joseph and Catharine (Schneider) Shantz, was born August 22nd, 1819. On March 18th, 1849, he was married to Susannah, daughter of Jacob C. and Elizabeth (Cressman) Snider. She was born April 4th, 1840. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm they still possess, his father's farm, being composed of west half of lot No. 9, German Company's Tract. Here they raised a family of twelve 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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      SHANTZ - Moses Shantz was born on the 22nd of August 1819, about three miles north of Waterloo, Ont. On the 18th of March, 1819* he was married to the youngest daughter of the late Bro. Jacob C. Snyder, of Waterloo. He was a member of the Mennonite church since his youth. Deceased was afflicted for about 6 years, and suffered much pain, which however was patiently borne through all the weary years, until his final release on the 17th of January 1897, at the ripe old age of 77 years, 4 months and 26 days. He leaves a sorrowing wife, six sons and six daughters, also thirty-six grandchildren to mourn the loss of a kind companion and father. His was the first death out of this large family. The funeral was held on the 20th from his late residence. Interment at Martin's M.H., where many relatives and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of love and respect to one who had been so dearly loved and highly esteemed in life. Funeral services by Amos Cressman and Noah Stauffer.


      Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, February 1, 1897 - Page 45, 46

  • 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..., 424.

    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..., 279.

    3. [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..., 360.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      Moses SHANTZFarmerCanadaMN32MY
      Susanna SHANTZWifeCanadaMN22FY
      Tellman SHANTZSonCanada F.MN3M
      Aron SHANTZSonCanada F.MN1M

    5. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 22.

    6. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, February 1, 1897 - Obituary of Moses Shantz.

    7. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 10 Page 78.

    8. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 18.

    9. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 49.

    10. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Moses SHANTZ Res: Waterloo 29 Occupation: Yeoman Susana SNYDER Res: Waterloo 19 married 18 Mar 1849 Waterloo, Greenbush by Banns Witnesses: Daniel C. Snyder, farmer, & Joseph ? Shantz, Waterloo

    11. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 pg 141.

    12. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Emma Shantz
      Event Type: Birth
      Event Date: 05 Feb 1869
      Event Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
      Gender: Female
      Father's Name: Moses Shantz - farmer of Waterloo Twp.
      Mother's Name: Susannah C. Shantz
      Certificate Number: 5417

    13. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.

    14. [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..., 341.

    15. [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.

    16. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Bindemann, Frederick W. - Entry 127.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Aug 1819 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1849 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1849 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1869 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jan 1897 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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