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

Menno S. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1852 - 1937  (84 years)


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  • Name Menno S. Shantz 
    Born 11 Oct 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1876  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    miller 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Stage Driver 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    teamster 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6876 
    Died 4 Jan 1937  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19881  Generations
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Moses Shantz,   b. 22 Aug 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1897, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother 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  [10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    Family ID F3930  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Bricker,   b. 17 Apr 1851, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Apr 1876  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 8
    Children 
     1. Abner Gordon Shantz,   b. 20 Jun 1877, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ada M. C. Shantz,   b. 20 Sep 1879, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Pearly Shantz,   b. 1884, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Perlous D. Shantz,   b. 17 Oct 1884, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ransom Garnett Shantz,   b. 18 Nov 1884, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Melvin Grant Shantz,   b. 2 Oct 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F3501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Menno S. Shantz, "the third son, was born October 11th, 1852. On April 12th, 1876, he was married to Lydia, daughter of David and Hannah (Kolb) Bricker. She was born April 17th, 1851. He is a miller by trade but at present he resides in Berlin where he is engaged in the livery business. Their family consists of four 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.-Menno S., son of the late Moses and Susannah Shantz, was born near Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 11, 1852; died at the Kitchener & Waterloo Hospital Jan. 4, 1937; aged 84 y. 2 m. 24 d. On April 12, 1876, he was United in holy marriage to Lydia Bricker who remains to mourn her loss. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 1 daughter (Abner of Waterloo, Melvin of Detroit, Mrs. C. F. Gibbs of Toronto, and Pearlous who predeceased his father in death 26 years ago). 4 grandchildren also survive, along with 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He was baptized and received into Mennonite Church fellowship a few weeks before his death. We praise the Lord for his testimony of faith before he passed on. Funeral services were held at Ratz and Bechtel Funeral Home. Services conducted by J. B. Martin. Text, John 6: 68.


      Gospel Herald, March 18, 1937 - Vol. XXIX, No.51 - page 1086, 1087

  • 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..., 426.

    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..., 323.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Apr 1876.
      12 Apr 1876 By Pastor Cormany in Breslau, Menno Schantz of Bridgeport was married to Lydia Bricker of Breslau.

    4. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-2 pg 4.

    5. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, DIV 1 Page 1 Family 1.
      Menno S. SHANTZ M 28 German Ontario Miller Mennonite
      Lydia SHANTZ M 29 German Ontario Mennonite
      Abby Gordon SHANTZ 3 German Ontario Mennonite
      Ada M.C. SHANTZ 1 German Ontario Miller Mennonite

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, March 18, 1937 - Obituary of Menno S. Shantz.

    7. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 10 Page 80.

    8. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 52.

    9. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, DIV 1 Page 1 Family 1.

    10. [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.

    11. [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.

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

    13. [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

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1876 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Apr 1876 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - miller - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Stage Driver - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teamster - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jan 1937 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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