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

Maria Croft Bowers[1, 2]

Female 1849 - 1909  (60 years)


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  • Name Maria Croft Bowers 
    Born 26 Feb 1849  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Female 
    Name Maria Croft Shantz 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Christiam 
    Religion 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00013-1153 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone Image 
    Died 8 Oct 1909  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11, 12
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 13
    Person ID I350629  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Cyrus Bowers, Esq.,   b. 27 Sep 1816, , Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth C. Croft,   b. 19 Jan 1821, Baiersbronn, Freudenstadt, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1901  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1843  [14
    Family ID F4278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Peter Erb Shantz,   b. 25 Aug 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1928, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1872  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 15, 16
    Children 
     1. Esther Elizabeth Shantz,   b. 16 Jul 1873, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1879  (Age 6 years)
     2. Frederick Robert Shantz "Fred" Shantz,   b. 12 Oct 1875, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1932, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Minnie B. Shantz,   b. 6 Sep 1877, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Grace Maria Shantz,   b. 19 Jan 1880, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1903, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     5. Shantz,   b. 24 Aug 1882, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Cyrus Bowers Shantz,   b. 29 Aug 1882, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1944  (Age 62 years)
     7. Samuel Preston Shantz,   b. 6 Sep 1884, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1952, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     8. Rose Matilda Shantz,   b. 18 Feb 1887, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Alexandra Shantz,   b. 1 Dec 1890, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F251437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Feb 1849 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Christiam - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Oct 1872 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Oct 1909 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Maria C. Bowers, "was born February 26th, 1848. She is married to Peter E. Shantz. They reside in Preston, Ontario, where he is engaged in manufacturing all kinds of farm implements. Their family consists of eight 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. [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..., 291.

    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..., 409.

    3. [S204] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1901, Preston (Village) F-2 Page 1.

    4. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 1 pg 228.

    5. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Bridegroom Name: Peter E. Schantz Age: 23 Res: Elmira Place of Birth: Waterloo Tp. Names of Parents: Samuel & & Ester Schantz Bride: Name: Mary Bowers Age: 24 Res: Waterloo Tp. Place of Birth: Waterloo Tp. Names of Parents: Cyrus & El. Bowers Witness(S): Name: Dr. Eby Res: Sebringville Name: Dr. Jac. Bowers Res: Waterloo Tp. Date of Marriage: Oct. 1, 1872

    6. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 16.

    7. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 39.

    8. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Peter E. Shantz/ Maria C. Shantz/ Esther E. Shantz/ Grace M. Shantz/ Cornelia Shantz/ [Flat Markers Under Heavy Sod] Father/ 1849 - 1928/ Mother/ 1849 - 1909/ Grace/ 1880 - 1903/ Esther/ 1873 - 1879/ Cornelia/ 1860 - 1956.

    9. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 11 Page 81.

    10. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 2.

    11. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Flat Markers Under Heavy Sod] Father/ 1849 - 1928/ Mother/ 1849 - 1909/ Grace/ 1880 - 1903/ Esther/ 1873 - 1879/ Cornelia/ 1860 - 1956.

    12. [S2192] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Waterloo Sentinel - 1909-1912, Obituary of Maria C. Bowers - Oct 12 1909 pg 8.

    13. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Back] Peter E. Shantz/ Maria C. Shantz/ Esther E. Shantz/ Grace M. Shantz/ Cornelia Shantz/ Shantz/

    14. [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..., 287.

    15. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 17 Oct 1872.
      01 Oct 1872 By Rev. Tuerk, Peter Schantz of Elmira was married to Maria Bowers of Waterloo Township.

    16. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Peter E Shautz Age:23 Birth Date:abt 1849 Birth Place:Canada Marriage Date:1 Oct 1872 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Samuel Shautz Mother:Esther Shautz Spouse:Mary Bowers Spouse's Age:24 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1848 Spouse Birth Place:Canada Spouse Father:Cyrus Bowers Spouse Mother:Elizabeth Bowers