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

Benjamin B. Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1838 - 1908  (70 years)


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  • Name Benjamin B. Shantz 
    Born 30 Sep 1838  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1869  , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    flax manufacturer 
    Occupation 1870  Seaforth, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    flax miller 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6933 
    Died 30 Sep 1908  Payette, Payette, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20054  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Sarah Biehn,   b. 25 Dec 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1889  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1828  [4, 5
    Family ID F4217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane A. Collins,   b. 1839, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 17 Nov 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Laomia Shantz
     2. Son Shantz
     3. Phoebe Shantz,   b. 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Margaret Shantz,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Hermina Shantz,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1923, , San Mateo Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     6. Elroy Shantz,   b. 29 Sep 1869, , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Charles Benjamin Shantz,   b. 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Oscar Shantz,   b. 11 Oct 1871, Seaforth, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F5002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin B. Shantz, "was born September 30th, 1838. He is married to Jane Colins and resides at Correctionville, Iowa, 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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      B. SHONTZ DIES FROM STROKE OF APOPLEXY

      B. Shontz, father of Mrs. Frank Crowther, Mrs. Frank Crighton and Mrs. F. E. Price, all of this city, suffered a stroke of apoplexy Wednesday night at the home of Mr. Crowther, where he makes his home. It was not discovered until yesterday morning, when an investigation was made to ascertain why he did not rise at his usual hour. He was found in his bed unconscious, and yesterday morning the physician could not tell if there was a chance for recovery. Since the above was written, Mr. Shontz passed away without regaining consciousness. His death came so sudden that it greatly shocked all who knew him. On Wednesday he had gone to a physician, who had warned him that he was threatened by apoplexy and he was preparing to take precautions against it. He had lived here about five years and owned one of the best fruit ranches in the valley. His body will be held until Sunday so that relatives may arrive.

      Payette Independent, Payette, Idaho 2 Oct 1908

  • 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..., 434.

    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..., 263.

    3. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 17.

    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..., 433.

    5. [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..., 262.

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Benjamin Shantz Born: Canada Res: Blenheim Township Age: 24 Father: David Mother: Sally Born: 1838 Spouse: Jane Collins Age: 22 born: Canada Res: Blenheim Township Born: 1840 Father: William Mother: Jane married 19 Nov 1862

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Sep 1838 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Nov 1862 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - flax manufacturer - 1869 - , Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - flax miller - 1870 - Seaforth, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1908 - Payette, Payette, Idaho, USA Link to Google Earth
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