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

Edwin Simon Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1878 - 1952  (73 years)


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  • Name Edwin Simon Shantz 
    Born 4 Apr 1878  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Birth 4 Apr 1878  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Name Simon Shantz 
    Residence 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6744.3 
    Died 2 Feb 1952  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Buried 4 Feb 1952  Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Person ID I386679  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2022 

    Father Joseph Stauffer Shantz,   b. 13 Feb 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1933, Fisher Mills, (Cambridge) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Nancy Shantz,   b. 18 Sep 1854, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1877  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12, 13
    Family ID F261900  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Evelyn Howell,   b. Abt 1880, Of, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1941  [9
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F18435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ida Martin,   b. 8 Jul 1880, Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1938, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1902  Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 14
    Children 
     1. Shantz,   b. Abt 1904, Of, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F261898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Edwin S. Shantz

      HESPELER, Edwin S. Shantz, 74, died today at his home on Edward St., Preston. He was born in Wilmot Township and farmed near Hespeler, for 40 years, before he retired in 1941 and became associated with his brother, in the Speed Flour Mill. He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Howell. His first wife, Ida Martin, predeceased him in 1938. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. R. S. Evans, Puslinch Township; one brother, Junia Shantz, Fisher Mills; one sister, Mrs. Sydney Shantz, Kitchener and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, at 2 p.m., at the residence and at 2: 30 p.m., at Wanner Mennonite Church, with interment, in the Wanner Cemetery. The body now rests at his late residence.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Feb 1952 pg 5

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      Shantz, Edwin Simon, born April 4, 1878, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died Feb. 2, 1952; aged 73 y. 9 m. 28 d. At an early age he moved to the Hespeler district where he lived for the remainder of his life. In his teen age he was converted and became a member of the Wanner Church where he was an active member until the time of his death. In 1902 he was married to Ida Martin who predeceased him in 1939. He married Evelyn Howell in 1941. Surviving him are his wife, Evelyn, one daughter (Mrs. R. S. Evans, Hespeler, Ont.), 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother (Junia Shantz), and one sister (Mrs. Sydney Shantz, Kitchener, Ont.). Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at the home and at the Wanner Church with Merle Shantz officiating, assisted by M. G. McFarlane, pastor of the United Church of Canada in Hespeler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLV, Number 12 - March 18, 1952 --- page 286, 287

  • 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..., 405.

    2. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      Shantz (A.) Edwin S. Shantz/ 1878-1952 (B). Ida Martin/ wife of/ Edwin S. Shantz/ 1880-1938 (C.) Father/ Joseph S. Shantz/ 1851-1933 (D) Mother/ Magdalena Snyder/ 1851-1931 (E.) Son/ Hermes C. Shantz/ 1890-1909
      Edwin S. is the name on the tombstone.

    3. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).
      Edwin S. Shantz / 1878-1952

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-4 Page 13.

    5. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Ida Martin Born: Howick Age: 21 Father: Aaron Martin Mother: Judith Snyder Born: abt 1881 Spouse: Edwin Shantz Age: 23 born: Waterloo Father: Joseph S Shantz Mother: Anna Shantz married 15 Jan 1902 married: Huron

    7. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 45.

    8. [S2858] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration, Birth Certificate 032837 (1878).
      Name:Edwin Simon Shantz Date of Birth:4 Apr 1878 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:Joseph S Shantz Mother's name:Nancy Shantz

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, March 18, 1952 - Obituary of Edwin Simon Shantz.

    10. [S163] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Mennonite CC#6479 (formerly Waterloo Township).

    11. [S2588] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Cemetery Internet Link.
      SHANTZ [A] Edwin S. SHANTZ/ 1878-1952/ [B] Ida MARTIN/ Wife of Edwin S. SHANTZ/ 1880-1938/[C] Father/ Joseph S. SHANTZ/ 1851-1933/ [D] Mother/ Magdalena SNYDER/ 1851-1931/[E] Son/ Hermes C. SHANTZ/ 1890-1909/

    12. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Joseph S Shantz Born: Waterloo Township Age: 26 Father: Simon Shantz Mother: Judith Shantz(a Born Stauffer) Shantz Born: abt 1851 Spouse: Nancy Shantz Age: 22 born: Wilmot Township Father: Joshua Shantz Mother: Magdalena Shantz(a Born Martin) Shantz married 13 Feb 1877

    13. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 010936 (1877).
      Name: Joseph S Shantz Age:26 Birth Year:abt 1851 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Marriage Date:13 Feb 1877 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Simon Shantz Mother:Judith Shantz(a Born Stauffer Shantz Spouse:Nancy Shantz

    14. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate.
      Name:Ida Martin Age:21 Birth Year:abt 1881 Birth Place:Howick Marriage Date:15 Jan 1902 Marriage Place:Huron, Ontario, Canada Father:Aaron Martin Mother:Judith Snyder Spouse:Edwin Shantz

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Apr 1878 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 4 Apr 1878 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1902 - Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Feb 1952 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Feb 1952 - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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