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

Lydia Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Female 1857 - 1928  (71 years)


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  • Name Lydia Shantz 
    Born 10 Mar 1857  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Female 
    Name Lydia Gingrich 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1877  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6890 
    Died 15 Jul 1928  [13
    Buried Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I19931  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Joseph S. Shantz,   b. 15 May 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1886, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Catharine Martin,   b. 29 Nov 1834, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1902  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1855  [1, 14
    Family ID F181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bishop Abraham B. Gingrich,   b. 24 Dec 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1938, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1877  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 15
    Children 
     1. Cyrus S. Gingrich,   b. 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1955, Guernsey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Lucinda Gingerich,   b. 25 Nov 1879, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1937, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Ira S. Gingerich,   b. 16 Dec 1881, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1961, Guernsey, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Israel Gingerich,   b. 1884, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Abraham S. "Abram" Gingrich,   b. 31 Aug 1886, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1954  (Age 67 years)
     6. Selina Gingerich,   b. 10 Jul 1889, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1970, Guernsey, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Ida Gingerich,   b. 1 Oct 1891, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1986, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     8. Addison Gingerich,   b. 18 Jun 1894, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1967, Watrous, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Irvin S. Gingrich,   b. 21 Dec 1896, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1982  (Age 85 years)
     10. Angus S. Gingrich,   b. 24 Aug 1901, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1995, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1857 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1877 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Sep 1877 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Lydia Shantz, "was born March 10th, 1857. She is married to Abraham B. Gingerich."


      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. - Lydia Gingerich Shantz was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Mar. 10, 1857; died July 15, 1928; aged 71 y. 4 m. 5 d. She was married to Abraham B. Gingerich in Sept. 1877. This union was blessed with ten children, one child (Israel) having predeceased her when he was two years old. She leaves a kind and affectionate mother, a sorrowing husband, and nine children (Cyrus, Mrs. Addison Snider, Elmira, Ira, Abram, Mrs. Abram Snider, Mrs. Henry Knoll, Addison, Irvin, and Angus), and 16 grandchildren.

      "A precious one from us is gone,
      A voice we loved is still;
      A place is vacant in our home
      Which can never be filled."

      Funeral services were held in the Elmira Church, conducted by Brethren Oliver Snider, Jonas Snider, and Bro. Moses Brubaker.


      Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 19 - August 9, 1928, pages 414, 415

  • 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..., 428.

    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..., 695.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Sep 1877.
      09 Sep 1877 By Pastor Schneider in Waterloo, Abraham Gingrich was married to Lydia Schantz, both of Waterloo Township.

    4. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-5 Page 13.

    5. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.
      In/ memory of/ Lydia Shantz/ beloved wife of/ A.B.Gingrich/ died/ July 15,1928/ aged 71 yrs/ 4 ms & 5 ds/

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011104-77.
      011104-77 (Waterloo Co.) Abraham GINGERICH, 20, farmer, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Twp, s/o John & Anna married Lydia SCHANTZ, 20, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Twp, d/o Joseph & Catharine, witn Adam MUELLER of Waterloo, 9 September 1877 in Waterloo.

    7. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich f-5 Page 13.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, August 9, 1928 - Obituary of Lydia Shantz.

    9. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 44.

    10. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div.. 17 Page 7.

    11. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist. 16 Page 3.

    12. [S2222] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township (North) - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 8.

    13. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.

    14. [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..., 22.

    15. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 8, 1938 - Obituary of Abraham B. Gingrich.