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

Lydia Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Female 1825 - 1887  (61 years)


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  • Name Lydia Shantz 
    Born 1 Mar 1825  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Female 
    Name Lydia Clemmer 
    Residence 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6913 
    Died 15 Feb 1887  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 9, 10, 12
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I19985  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Susannah Schneider,   b. 4 Jun 1804, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1837, Near Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1824  [1
    Family ID F575  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abraham B. Clemmer,   b. 2 Mar 1819, Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1908, Chicopee (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 11
    Children 
     1. Susannah Clemmer,   b. 23 Jul 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Sarah Clemmer,   b. 18 Oct 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1921, Near Stanton, Montcalm, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Amos S. Clemmer,   b. 15 Sep 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     4. Menno S. Clemmer,   b. 5 Sep 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     5. Rebecca Clemmer,   b. 22 Jan 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     6. Hannah Clemmer,   b. 24 Feb 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1931, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Abraham B. Clemmer,   b. 10 Jul 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1900, Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     8. David Clemmer,   b. 17 Sep 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F2689  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1825 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Oct 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - 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 MapsDied - 15 Feb 1887 - 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 
    • Lydia Shantz, "was born March 1st, 1825. On October 28th, 1845, she was married to Abraham B. Clemmer and died April 15th 1887."


      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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      CLEMMER - On the 15th of February, near Breslau, Waterloo county, Ontario, of typhoid fever, Sister Lydia, wife of Abraham b. Clemmer, aged 61 years, 11 months and 14 days. She was buried on the 18th in Synder's grave-yard near Bloomingdale. Services by A. Martin and J. Woolner. Sister Clemmer was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was blessed with general good health throughout her life. She was ever ready to lend assistance to the sick and the needy and will be missed by a large circle of friends. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn their loss. Bro. Clemmer, who has been sickly for some months, was unable to follow the remains of his beloved companion to their last resting place, notwithstanding that he is better than he had been for some time previous to her death

      Herald of Truth , Vol. XXIV, Number 6, March 15, 1887 - Page 94, 95

  • 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..., 431.

    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..., 449.

    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..., 608.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 71.

    5. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 39.

    6. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 38.

    7. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, March 15, 1887 - Obituary of Lydia Clemmer.

    8. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 7 Page 44.

    9. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      [Front/West] Zum Andenken/ an/ Lydia Schantz/ Ehefrau von/ Abraham Clemmer/ geb. 1 Marz 1825./ gest. 15. Feb. 1887;/ im Alter von/ 61 Jah. 11 Mon. 14 Ta./ [German verse] [Stone illegible, June 2009]

    10. [S2573] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 2 Page 21.

    11. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Benjamin Eby, Minister of The Mennonist Society, Berlin report 50.
      Abraham B. Clemmer, to Lydia Shantz, both of Waterloo. 28 Oct. 1845. Wit. Jacob Shantz and John Bergy.

    12. [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..., 450.