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

Josiah K. Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1834 - 1913  (78 years)


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  • Name Josiah K. Shantz 
    Born 5 Dec 1834  Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Retired 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Caretaker, Private House 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6956 
    Died 3 Aug 1913  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I20138  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father Benjamin P. Shantz,   b. 21 Sep 1811, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1868, , Dallas County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother 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, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1833  [10
    Family ID F3865  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna "Nancy" Kolb,   b. 10 Oct 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1860  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth K. Shantz,   b. 28 Mar 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1943  (Age 79 years)
     2. Benjamin Franklin Shantz,   b. 22 Aug 1864, Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1945, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Abraham Lincoln Shantz,   b. 15 Dec 1868, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1956, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Lorena Anna Shantz,   b. 22 Aug 1874, Lebanon, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elo Josiah "E. J." Shantz,   b. 22 Aug 1874, Lebanon, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1954, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F3853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Josiah K. Shantz, "was born December 5th 1834. He is married to Nancy Kolb. They reside at Peabody, Kansas, 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.].

  • 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..., 859.

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-7 Page 7.

    4. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Josia Schantz aged 25, res Saugeen Twp., born Waterloo Twp son of Benjamin Schantz and Lydia Kolb. married 9 Oct 1860 to Nancy Kolb aged 19 res Waterloo Twp., born Waterloo Twp., daughter of Abraham Kolb and Elizabeth Ziegler

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 22.
      Josuah SHANTZ Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 18 Mennonite b. 5-Dec

    6. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 27 Pg. 16.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Josiah Shantz, 25, res. Saugeen, b. Waterloo, s/o Benjamin and Lydia (Kolb), married 9 Oct 1860 Nancy Kolb, 19, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of Abram and Elizabeth

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 18 Oct 1860.
      Oct. 9, 1860 Josiah Schantz of Saugeen, and Nancy Kolb of Waterloo, by Rev. Bindemann

    9. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Dec 1834 - Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1860 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Caretaker, Private House - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Aug 1913 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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