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

Benjamin Shantz[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1811 - 1868  (57 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Shantz 
    Born 21 Sep 1811  Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6955 
    Died 9 Nov 1868  , Dallas County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Person ID I20137  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Christian Shantz,   b. 11 Jul 1769, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1857  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Hannah Paul,   b. 10 Sep 1772, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1845, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1791  [9
    Family ID F4993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lydia Kolb,   b. 13 May 1814, Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1862, Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1833  [10
    Children 
     1. Josiah K. Shantz,   b. 5 Dec 1834, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1913, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Catharine Shantz,   b. 17 May 1836, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1917  (Age 80 years)
     3. Hannah Shantz,   b. 1 Apr 1838, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1841  (Age 3 years)
     4. Christian Shantz,   b. 20 Jan 1840, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Tobias K. Schantz,   b. 10 Apr 1842, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1925, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Abraham K. Shantz,   b. 20 Sep 1844, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Benjamin K. Shantz,   b. 5 Dec 1846, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Menno K. Shantz,   b. 31 Jan 1849, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1888  (Age 39 years)
     9. Lydia K. Shantz,   b. 17 Aug 1851, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1900  (Age 48 years)
     10. Sarah K. Shantz,   b. 1 Apr 1854, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1878, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     11. Enoch K. Shantz,   b. 7 Oct 1856, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1888  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F3865  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Swinton,   b. 5 Jul 1840, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 9 Mar 1863  , Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Jacob S. Shantz,   b. 23 Dec 1863, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1865  (Age 1 years)
     2. Israel S. Shantz,   b. 8 Jul 1865, , Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Isaac S. Shantz,   b. 17 Feb 1867, , Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Rebecca S. Shantz,   b. 9 Oct 1868, , Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F5018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Sep 1811 - Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Mar 1863 - , Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Nov 1868 - , Dallas County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Shantz, "was born September 21st, 1811. He was married to Lydia Kolb who was born May 13th, 1814. After his marriage he moved on his father's farm at Freeport, Ontario. In 1853 they moved to Saugeen, Bruce County, Ontario, where she died November 9th, 1862. After the decease of his first wife he was married to Margaret Swinton who was born July 5th, 1840. In 1864 or 1865 Mr. Shantz moved to Montgomery County, Missouri, thence to Dallas County, same state, where he died November 9th, 1868, leaving a family of the following children"


      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.].

  • 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..., 438.

    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..., 321.

    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..., 320.

    4. [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..., 862.

    5. [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..., 654.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 22.
      Benjamin SCHANTZ Farmer Birthplace: Canada Age 42 Mennonite b. 21-Sep
      Lydia SCHANTZ Birthplace: USA Age 40 Mennonite b. 17-May
      Josuah SHANTZ Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 18 Mennonite b. 5-Dec
      Christian SCHANTZ Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 13 Mennonite b. 20-Jan
      Tobias SCHANTZ Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 11 Mennonite b. 10-Apr
      Abraham SCHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 8 Mennonite b. 20-Sep
      Benjamin SCHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 6 Mennonite b. 5-Dec
      Meno SCHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Mennonite b. 20-Jan
      Katharina SCHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 16 Mennonite b. 17-May
      Lydia SCHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 1 Mennonite b. 27-Jul
      Christian SCHANTZ Gentleman Birthplace: USA Age 83 Mennonite b. 11-Feb
      Elisabetha SCHANTZ Birthplace: USA Age 57 Mennonite b. 15-May

    7. [S118] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Waterloo Chronicle, 03 Dec 1868.
      Shantz, Benjamin died 09 Nov 1868 In Missouri, formerly of Waterloo Township, aged about 60 years.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 22.

    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..., 430.

    10. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Kolb family bible.

    11. [S69] Vit - ON, Bruce - Bruce County Marriage Register 1858 -1869.
      Margaret Swinton Born: Canada Res: Port Elgin Age: 24 Father: Alexander Mother: Jane Born: 1839 Spouse: Benjamin Shanty Age: 57 born: Canada Res: Port Elgin Born: 1806 Father: Chris Mother: Hanny married 9 Mar 1863