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

Josiah S. Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1861 - 1940  (78 years)


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  • Name Josiah S. Shantz 
    Born 26 Jan 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6898 
    Died 5 Jan 1940  German Mills (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 12
    Cause: heart trouble 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID I19951  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Father Deacon Menno S. Shantz,   b. 16 Apr 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1917  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother 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, 13, 14, 15
    Family ID F2838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sophianna "Fiana" Rudy,   b. 8 Feb 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1942, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1884  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Alvin Shantz,   b. 30 Jan 1886, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1957, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Elvina R. Shantz,   b. 5 Oct 1890, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1945, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Josiah Shantz, "was born January 26th, 1861. He is married to Phianna Rudy. They reside on Mr. Abraham Rudy's farm which he has rented. To them are born two 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. --- Josiah, son of Bro. and Sister Menno S. Shantz, was born Jan. 26, 1861; died at his home in German Mills, Ont., Jan. 5, 1940; aged 78 y. 11 m. 20 d. He was ill for only a week. Death was caused by heart trouble. He was married to Sofiana Rudy Nov. 25, 1884. He was a member of the Strasburg Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, 1 daughter (Mrs. David Bearinger, German Mills),1 son (Alvin, of Waterloo), 4 sisters (Mrs. Christian Martin, Mrs. Manasseh Martin, and Mrs. Paul Martin of Waterloo; Mrs. Menno Steckle and Mrs. John Steckle of Zurich), and 6 grandchildren. Two brothers and 1 sister predeceased him. Funeral services were held Jan. 8, private at the home and public services at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Interment in the First Mennonite Cemetery. Funeral services were in charge of Bro. Simon Martin and Jesse Martin.

      2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXII, No 50 - March 14, 1940 --- page 1070, 1071.

  • 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..., 208.

    3. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-3 Page 10.

    4. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      In memory of Josiah S. Shantz / 1861-1940 / Sophianna Rudy / his beloved wife / 1862-1942 / rest in peace / Shantz

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      #011889-84 (Waterloo Co.): Josiah SHANTZ, 23, farmer, Waterloo twp., same, s/o Menno & Elizabeth, married Fanny RUDY, 22, Waterloo, Woolwich, d/o Abraham & Mary, witn: Abraham RUDY of Woolwich & Henno SHANTZ of Waterloo twp., 25 Nov 1884 at Woolwich twp (Mennonite)

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

    7. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 16 Page 8.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, March 14, 1940 - Obituary of Josiah S. Shantz.

    9. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 3 Page 18.

    10. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Woolwich Twp. 1921 Sub Dist. 14 Page 9.

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

    12. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

    13. [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.

    14. [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

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1861 - 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 MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Nov 1884 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart trouble - 5 Jan 1940 - German Mills (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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