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

Christian Shantz[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1769 - 1857  (87 years)


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  • Name Christian Shantz 
    Born 11 Jul 1769  Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lived with son Benjamin.
    Eby ID Number 00110-6908 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone Image 
    Died 7 Apr 1857  [1
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I19975  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Jacob Shantz,   b. Abt 1710, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1781, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Catherine Beary,   b. Abt 1710,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Paul,   b. 10 Sep 1772, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1845, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1791  [1
    Children 
     1. Catharine Shantz,   b. 5 Sep 1792, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1854, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Elizabeth Shantz,   b. 15 May 1794, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1857  (Age 62 years)
     3. Magdalena Shantz,   b. 15 Dec 1795, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Jacob Shantz,   b. 15 Aug 1797, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. David P. Shantz,   b. 10 Jul 1802, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1873, Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Bishop Heinrich "Henry" Schantz,   b. 3 Nov 1804, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1877, South Of Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Susannah Shantz,   b. 24 Jan 1807, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Hannah Shantz,   b. 13 Jun 1809, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1834  (Age 24 years)
     9. Benjamin Shantz,   b. 21 Sep 1811, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1868, , Dallas County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     10. Rebecca Shantz,   b. 3 Mar 1815, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1876, South Of St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F4993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christian Shantz, "son of old Jacob Shantz and his second wife, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near Pottstown, July 11th, 1769. In 1791 he was married to Hannah Paul who was born in the same county September 10th, 1772, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, July 10, 1845. In 1810 they with their family and others moved to Canada and settled at Freeport, Ontario, on the farm known as the 'Rev. Abraham C. Weber Farm'. He died April 7th, 1857. His family consisted of ten children, eight of whom were born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania."


      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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      A-1-133 Christian Shantz Probate of the Will of Christian Shantz the elder, late of the Township of Woolwich, Yeoman, deceased, on the petition of Jacob Shantz of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, and David P[?] Shantz of the Township of Blenheim in the County of Oxford, Yeoman, the Executors named in said will….

      …I, Christian Shantz Senr., of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman…That all my just debts shall be paid. Second, I give and bequeath to each of my sons and daughters, share and share alike, and I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my two sons Jacob Shantz and David Shantz, my lawful Executors in full power, to give deed or deeds as I would do in my own proper person of this my last Will and Testament…

      Witnessed by Jacob Lutz and Elizabeth Shantz
      Will dated 2nd February 1854
      Proven 22nd April 1857
      Died 7th April 1857
      Inventory £635/13/42a

      Surrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.

  • 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. [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.

    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..., 34.

    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..., 48.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 22.
      Christian SCHANTZ Gentleman Birthplace: USA Age 83 Mennonite b. 11-Feb
      birthdate differs from Eby's book.

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1769 - Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., 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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