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

Menno W. Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1869 - 1927  (58 years)


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  • Name Menno W. Shantz 
    Born 26 May 1869  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6923 
    Died 16 Jun 1927  [5, 7
    Cause: heart failure 
    Buried Brutus Mennonite Cemetery, Brutus, Emmet, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I20029  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Daniel Shantz,   b. 30 Mar 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1906, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 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 Twp., 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  [9, 10, 11
    Family ID F3951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca G. Brubacher,   b. 2 Dec 1872, Mosa Township, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1947  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1895  Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Abram B. Shantz,   b. 12 Feb 1896, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1975, Hanover, Bentinck Twp., Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Barbara B. Shantz,   b. Feb 1897, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1897, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. Suannah Shantz,   b. 11 Apr 1898, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1918  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F9110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Menno W. Shantz, "was born May 26th, 1869. He is unmarried and resides in Woolwich Township where he has his home with Mr. Peter Ziegler."

      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.--Menno Shantz was born at Waterloo, Ont., 1869; died very suddenly while at work of heart failure, June 16, 1927. In his young manhood he was married to Rebecca Brubacher. 9 children came to bless this union,--Barbara, Johnnie, and Nancy dying in infancy, Maryann and Susanna at the age of 21, 3 boys (Abram, Dan, and Edward) and 1 daughter (Hannah) remain with the devoted wife and mother to mourn the loss of a kind loving husband and father; also 2 brothers (Jacob and Daniel) two sisters (Mrs. Esther Bauman and Mrs. Barbara Allemom) remain. A large number of relatives and friends were gathered together to pay their last respects to the departed. He was buried at the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member since his youth. Henry Brenneman conducted the services. Once more we were made to see that our life is as the grass in the morning it is flourishing and in the evening cut and withered away. We must all appear in the presence of God to give an account of our deeds whether they be good or evil.

      Herald - Volume XX, Number 13 - June 30, 1927, pages 303, 304

  • 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..., 433.

    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..., 661.

    3. [S197] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1881, Div 1 Page 19 Family 78.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Menno Shantz Born: Waterloo Age: 25 Father: Daniel Shantz Mother: Ester Shantz Born: abt 1870 Spouse: Rebecka Brubacker Age: 22 born: Mossa Father: John Brubacker Mother: Nansa Brubacker married 13 Jan 1895

    5. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, June 30, 1927 - Obituary of Menno Shantz.

    6. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Section 1 page 34.

    7. [S3231] Find A Grave, Cemetery, B., America, N., County, E., & Cemetery, B. (1869). Menno W. Shantz (1869-1927) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 13 July 2018, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28789565.

    8. [S514] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1871, Sect. 2 Page 30.

    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..., 431.

    10. [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

    11. [S514] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1871, Sect. 2 Page 29.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 May 1869 - 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 MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jan 1895 - Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brutus Mennonite Cemetery, Brutus, Emmet, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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