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

Jacob W. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1850 - 1931  (80 years)


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  • Name Jacob W. Shantz 
    Born 3 Sep 1850  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    farmer 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Carpenter, House Building 
    Religion 1911  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6915 
    Died 6 Jan 1931  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I19988  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Daniel Shantz,   b. 30 Mar 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1907, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Esther Wismer,   b. 1 Jun 1826, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1881, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1849  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 13
    Family ID F3951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Cressman,   b. 16 Jun 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1936, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1873  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Hettie Shantz,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Emanuel C. Shantz,   b. 3 Aug 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age 71 years)
     3. Ananias C. Shantz,   b. 21 Sep 1873, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1943  (Age 70 years)
     4. Esther Shantz,   b. 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Addison Shantz,   b. 1877, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1921  (Age < 43 years)
     6. Nathan Shantz,   b. 13 Sep 1879, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1915, Calgary, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     7. Emma Shantz,   b. 2 Sep 1881, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Fanny Shantz,   b. 17 Nov 1883, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Fannie Shantz,   b. 25 Nov 1883, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Selina Shantz,   b. 7 Jun 1887, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F4995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob W. Shantz, "was born September 3rd, 1850. On January 19th, 1873, he was married to Magdalena Cressman. They reside in Maryborough Township, Wellington County, where he is engaged in farming."


      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.-Jacob W. Shantz was born in Bloomingdale, Ont., Sept. 3, 1850; died suddenly in Breslau, Ont., on Jan. 6, 1931; aged 80 y. 4 m. 3 d. Fifty-two years ago he was united in marriage to Magdalena Cressman, who with 7 children (Emmanuel, Ananias, Addison, Selina, Hattie, Emma and Fannie), 1 brother (Daniel), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Chris. Allemang and Mrs. Owen Bowman), survive. One son (Nathan) died in Alberta twelve years ago. Bro. Shantz united with the Mennonite Church 45 years ago. He has been a faithful member of the Cressman congregation for about 30 years. He was a man of quiet disposition and exemplary life, and will be missed by a large circle of friends and relatives. The funeral was held on Friday, Jan. 9, in charge of L. S. Pipher and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Psa. 90: 10.


      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 43 - January 22, 1931, pp. 927, 928

  • 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..., 661.

    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..., 431.

    3. [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..., 479.

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-5 Page 1.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Jacob Shantz Born: Waterloo Age: 23 Father: Daniel Shantz Mother: Esther Shantz Born: abt 1850 Spouse: Magdalene Cressmann Age: 24 born: Waterloo Father: Joseph Cressmann Mother: Ferenc Cressmann married 19 Jan 1873

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 63.

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, January 22, 1931 - Obituary of Jacob W. Shantz.

    8. [S260] Census - ON, Wellington, Maryborough - 1881, Division 2 Page Number 44.
      Jacob SCHANTZ M Male German 30 Ontario Farmer Mennonite
      Magdalene SCHANTZ M Female German 32 Ontario Mennonite
      Hamish SCHANTZ Male German 9 Ontario Mennonite
      Annes SCHANTZ Male German 7 Ontario Mennonite
      Esther SCHANTZ Female German 5 Ontario Mennonite
      Addison SCHANTZ Male German 3 Ontario Mennonite
      Nathan SCHANTZ Male German 1 Ontario Mennonite


    9. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Breslau, Waterloo Township Div. 5 Page 17.

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

    11. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ Jacob W. Shantz/ 1851-1931/ his wife/ Magdalena Cressman/ 1848-1936/ Nathan, their son/ 1879-1915/ Asleep in Jesus/ Shantz

    12. [S260] Census - ON, Wellington, Maryborough - 1881, Division 2 Page Number 44.

    13. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Benjamin Eby, Mennonist Society, Berlin #148.
      Daniel SHANTZ, to Esther WISSMER, both of Waterloo. 30 Oct. 1849

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Sep 1850 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich 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 MapsMarried - 19 Jan 1873 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1881 - Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., 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 MapsOccupation - Carpenter, House Building - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jan 1931 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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