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

Veronica Shantz[1, 2]

Female 1854 - 1929  (75 years)


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  • Name Veronica Shantz 
    Born 16 Sep 1854  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Name Veronica Groff 
    Name Veronika Schantz  [8
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1873  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Residence 1873  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00110-6877 
    Died 29 Sep 1929  [7
    Buried Girard Union Cemetery, Henning, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I19889  Generations
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 

    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  [9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Family ID F3930  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Groff,   b. 20 Jul 1849, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1935, Henning, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1873  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6, 8
    Children 
     1. Henry Edward "Ed" Groff,   b. 12 Aug 1874, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968, Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Walter Groff,   b. 19 Sep 1876, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1947  (Age 71 years)
     3. Clara May Groff,   b. Sep 1882, Of, May City, Osceola, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974  (Age ~ 91 years)
     4. Mary Susannah Groff,   b. 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F1305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Veronica Shantz, "the eldest daughter, was born September 16th, 1854. On September 23rd, 1873, she was married to Henry Groff and has a family 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.].

  • 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..., 724.

    3. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Bridegroom Name: Heinrich Groff Age: 24 Res: Waterloo Place of Birth: Dumfries Names of Parents: Andreas Groff & Mary Bowman Bride: Name: Veronica Schantz Age: 19 Res: Waterloo Tp. Place of Birth: Waterloo Tp. Names of Parents: Moses Schantz & Sussana Schneider Witness(S): Name: Aaron Schantz Res: Waterloo Tp. Name: Laura Schneider Res: Waterloo Tp. Date of Marriage: Sept. 23, 1873

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 2.

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

    6. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 12921 (1873), Groff-Shantz.
      Henry Groff, 24, Farmer, res. Waterloo, b. Canada, son of Andrew Groff and Mary Bauman married Veronica Shantz, 19, res. Waterloo, b. Canada, daughter of Moses and Susannah, witnessed by: Aaron Shantz and Laura Schneider both of Waterloo, 23 September 1873 in Berlin

    7. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, G., America, N., County, O., & Cemetery, G. (1854). Veronica Shonts Groff (1854-1929) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 17 July 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64441048/veronica-groff.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 2 Oct 1873.
      23 Sep 1873 Heinrich Groff was married to Veronika Schantz by Pastor F.W. Tuerk, in Berlin. Both are of Berlin.

    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..., 424.

    10. [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.

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

    12. [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

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Sep 1854 - 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 MapsResidence - 1873 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1873 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1873 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Girard Union Cemetery, Henning, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
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