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

Deacon Menno S. Shantz[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1836 - 1917  (81 years)


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  • Name Menno S. Shantz 
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born 16 Apr 1836  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1858  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number 00110-6896 
    Died 24 Nov 1917  [14
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Person ID I19946  Generations
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2022 

    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  [15, 16
    Family ID F806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Snider,   b. 29 Nov 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1893, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1858  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12, 13, 17
    Children 
     1. Maria "Mary" Shantz,   b. 20 Sep 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1936  (Age 77 years)
     2. Josiah S. Shantz,   b. 26 Jan 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1940, German Mills (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Catharine Shantz,   b. 19 May 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1863  (Age 1 years)
     4. Hannah Shantz,   b. 15 Oct 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1945  (Age 81 years)
     5. Magdalena "Lena" Shantz,   b. 30 Jan 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1959  (Age 94 years)
     6. Elias Shantz,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Lydian Shantz,   b. 27 Mar 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1959, RR3 Waterloo, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     8. Elias S. Shantz,   b. 11 Sep 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1937, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     9. Israel S. Shantz,   b. 6 Apr 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1939  (Age 70 years)
     10. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Shantz,   b. 8 Feb 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1944  (Age 72 years)
     11. Velina Shantz,   b. 6 Mar 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1955  (Age 80 years)
     12. Menno S. Shantz,   b. 1 Aug 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F2838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Leah Musselman,   b. 3 May 1844, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1921  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1894  [1, 4
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F3797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Menno S. Shantz, "was born April 16th, 1836. On November 9th, 1858, he was married to Elizabeth Schneider who was born November 29th, 1836, and died January 28th, 1893. On December 2nd, 1894, he was again married to Leah Musselman, widow of the late Absalom Martin. She was born May 3rd, 1844. After his first marriage he resided on the farm now in possession of Paul M. Martin, his son-in-law, where he resided until 1893, then moved on the old 'John Sitler Farm' where he still lives retired. In November, 1874, he was ordained at the David Eby Meeting House as deacon of the Mennonite Church for the Eby, Martin and Conestogo fields of labor, a position which he still holds. To him and his first wife were born eleven 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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      Erb Street (David Eby) Mennonite Church

      Early services which began around 1837 were held in private homes. Land at the corner of Erb Street and Hallman Road, where the present-day cemetery is located, was donated by David Eby Sr. on July 14, 1851; a red brick church known as David Eby's Church was built in the same year. The first minister in the new church was Jacob M. Oberholtzer who served from 1852 to 1874. He was followed by Elias Schneider (1874-1889), Jonas Snider (1892-1900), Newton Weber (1921-1923), and Noah Hunsberger (1923-1929).
      Due to a difference of opinion in the David Eby congregation, Sunday School classes were held at first in a private home, that of Levi Groff, beginning in 1887. The dissension which resulted culminated in a division in the church in 1889; the minister, Elias Schneider, and the deacon, Menno S. Shantz, left the church and joined with the Old Order Mennonites of Woolwich Township. The following year, 1890, saw the commencement of "Edification Meetings", which were held in the homes of members of the David Eby congregation. These meetings later became the Young People's Bible Meetings.
      By the beginning of the twentieth century, it was recognized that the church building was either in need of repair or in need of complete replacement. Consideration was given to building a new church on the same site or on a site on King Street North. A decision was made to accept from Samuel S. Snider the donation of a parcel of land which was also on Erb Street, but nearer town. Excavation of the foundation for the new church began in the Spring of 1902. A dedication service was held on August 17, 1902. A parsonage was built in 1929 on land donated by Herbert Snider, the son of Samuel Snider. The church building was renovated and enlarged in 1949-1950; a dedication service was held on April 9, 1950. Further renovations were made in 1974.


      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900
      By Rosemary Ambrose

  • 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..., 429.

    2. [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..., 38.

    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..., 48.

    4. [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..., 126.

    5. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-3 Page 14.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 27.

    7. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 5 May 1836:30.
      few days ago The family of Joseph Schantz was blessed with a son.

    8. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 45.

    9. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 3 Page 4.

    10. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Waterloo Township 1861 Div. 13 Page 90.

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

    12. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Moses Shantz, 22, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, son of Joseph and Veronica, married 9 Nov 1858 Elizabeth Snyder, 21, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of Elias and Hana

    13. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 16.

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

    15. [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.

    16. [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.

    17. [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..., 268.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Apr 1836 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1858 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Nov 1858 - , 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 - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - 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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