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

Peter Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1829 - 1903  (73 years)


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  • Name Peter Shantz 
    Born 7 Aug 1829  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Laborer 
    Religion 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Died 20 Jan 1903  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1991  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6943 
    Buried Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I20077  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Lydia Martin,   b. 24 Aug 1810, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1899  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1828  [11, 12
    Family ID F2200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Martin,   b. 7 Nov 1830, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1909  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1853  [1, 2
    Shantz,Peter-001-marriagecertificatetoElizabethMartin1853.jpg
    Shantz,Peter-001-marriagecertificatetoElizabethMartin1853.jpg
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F2498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Peter Shantz, "the eldest, was born August 7th, 1829. On October 4th, 1853, he was married to Elizabeth Martin. They own a beautiful farm in Woolwich Township, about four miles north-west of the town of Waterloo. They have no family."

      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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      Local News: Peter Shantz, one of the early pioneers of the township of Woolwich, died at his home on Wednesday, the 21st inst. Mr. Shantz was known as one of the most prosperous farmers of the township. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss.

      Elmira Signet 29 Jan. 1903 p. 1, col. 3

  • 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..., 436.

    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..., 38.

    3. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.
      Zum Andenken/ an/ Peter Schantz/ geb. 7 Aug. 1829/ gest. 20 Jan. 1903/ im Alter von/ 73 Jahre 5 Mon't/ u. 13 Tage/
      Surname given by Ezra Eby is Shantz, tombstone reads Schantz.

    4. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-7 Page 3.

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 24.

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

    7. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 21.

    8. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 6 Page 10.

    9. [S2723] aaaaaWoolwich Township 1861, Sect. 1 Page 17.

    10. [S64] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Martin's Mennonite CC#4521 Internet Link.

    11. [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..., 435.

    12. [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..., 43.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Aug 1829 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1903 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1991 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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