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

Elias S. Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1867 - 1937  (69 years)


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  • Name Elias S. Shantz 
    Born 11 Sep 1867  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1921  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6903 
    Died 21 Aug 1937  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Cause: weak heart 
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I19962  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    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  [9, 10, 11
    Family ID F2838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharine Sitler,   b. 23 Apr 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1898  (Age 25 years) 
    Married Oct 1891  [5
    Children 
     1. Hannah Shantz
     2. Menno Shantz
     3. Elam Shantz
     4. Clayton S. Shantz,   b. 1 Mar 1892, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1948  (Age 56 years)
     5. Irene Shantz,   b. 7 Feb 1894, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1965, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Alberta Shantz,   b. 7 Feb 1894, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Saloma Shantz,   b. 1896, Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rebecca Musselman,   b. 11 Feb 1865, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1934, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1900  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Lovina Shantz,   b. Jun 1891, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Selina Shantz,   b. Mar 1898, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Viola Shantz,   b. 13 Apr 1901, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1984, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Irvin Shantz,   b. 29 May 1902, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Seleda Shantz,   b. 19 Jul 1903, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1986  (Age 83 years)
     6. Edna Shantz,   b. 13 Dec 1905, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Luida Shantz,   b. Jul 1908, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1954, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F5899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1867 - 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1900 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1921 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: weak heart - 21 Aug 1937 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Elias S. Shantz, "was born September 11th, 1867. He is married to Catharine Sitler and resides on the farm formerly owned by the late Absalom Martin. His family consists of three children VI Hannah, VI Menno, and VI Elam"

      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.-Elias Shantz was born Sept. 11, 1867; died Aug. 21, 1937; aged 69 y. 11 m. 9 d. In October, 1891, he was united in marriage to Catharine Sitler, who predeceased him Apr. 22, 1898. In February, 1900, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Lichty who predeceased him 3 years ago. For a few years he suffered from a weak heart which caused his death. He bore his suffering patiently and his sudden departure came as a great shock to his family. He leaves 2 sons, 7 daughters, 47 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 5 sisters, and a large relationship and many friends. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was always ready to give a helping hand where someone was in need. The funeral was conducted by Brethren B. B. Shantz and H. W. Stevanus.

      Gospel Herald, September 23, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.26 - page 558, 559, 560

  • 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..., 430.

    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..., 484.

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

    4. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 17.

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, September 23, 1937 - Obituary of Elias S. Shantz.

    6. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, BloomingdalePage 3.

    7. [S2222] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township (North) - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 9.

    8. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      In Memory of/ Elais (sic) Shantz/ 1867-1937/ Rebecca Musselman/ His Beloved Wife/ 1865-1934/ Until the day break/ Shantz

    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..., 429.

    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..., 268.

    11. [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

    12. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Elias Shantz Born: Woolwich Age: 32 Father: Menno Shantz Mother: Elizabeth Sinder Born: abt 1868 Spouse: Rebecca Lichty Age: 35 born: Woolwich Father: Joseph Musselman Mother: Rebecca Gingrich married 18 Feb 1900