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

Benjamin Franklin Shantz[1]

Male 1864 - 1945  (80 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin Shantz 
    Born 22 Aug 1864  Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1921  50 Scott St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Retired 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number 00110-6956.3 
    Died 15 Apr 1945  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I20141  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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  [6, 7, 8
    Family ID F3853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane Moyer,   b. 4 Dec 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1956, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Children 
     1. Ethel Mathew,   b. May 1895, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Arthur King,   b. Jan 1897, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Roy Shantz,   b. 1900, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ruth Shantz,   b. May 1900, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Rosie Shantz,   b. Feb 1903, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Reuben Shantz,   b. 9 Jun 1906, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Robert Shantz,   b. Feb 1911, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F4498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Shantz.--Benjamin F., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Shantz, was born at Port Elgin, Ont., Aug. 22, 1864; died at St. Mary,s Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., April 15, 1945; aged 80 y. 7 m. 23 d. Surviving are his wife (nee Mary Jane Moyer), 2 sons (Reuben and Roy, both of Kitchener), 2 daughters (Ruth--Mrs. Vernon Nahrgang, Port Elgin; and Rose, Kitchener), 2 brothers (A. L. and E. J., both of Kitchener), one sister (Mrs. Lorena Henderson, Portland, Oreg.), and 3 grandchildren. One sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Shantz) predeceased him. He was baptized in the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church many years ago and lately renewed this covenant. Funeral services were held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, in charge of C. F. Derstine. Theme: "The Long Home. Burial was made in the First Mennonite Cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 5 - May 4, 1945 - page 86, 87

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

    3. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 12.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, May 4, 1945 - Obituary of Benjamin F. Shantz.

    5. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub District 29 Page 13.

    6. [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

    7. [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

    8. [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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mennonite - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 1945 - 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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