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

Leah Groff[1]

Female 1856 - 1924  (67 years)


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  • Name Leah Groff 
    Born 11 Jun 1856  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Female 
    Name Leah Shantz 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00044-3376 
    Died 3 Feb 1924  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 10, 12
    Buried Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I4150  Generations
    Last Modified 31 May 2021 

    Father Abraham Groff,   b. 13 Oct 1829, Near, Galt, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1885  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Mary Eby,   b. 13 Jan 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1890, near Waterloo City, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1852  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15, 16
    Family ID F1322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Franklin Shantz,   b. 14 Sep 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1929, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1884  [1
    Children 
     1. Anna Shantz,   b. 13 Oct 1884, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1973, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Albert Shantz,   b. 12 Dec 1885, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1968, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Ida Shantz,   b. 5 Aug 1887, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1970, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Abraham Shantz,   b. 1888, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Abraham G. Shantz,   b. 8 Apr 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1954  (Age 65 years)
     6. Susannah Shantz,   b. 12 Dec 1891, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1971, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Moses Shantz,   b. 5 Jan 1896, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1974, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Edna G. Shantz,   b. 1906,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F1323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Leah Groff, "was born June 11th, 1856. She is married to Franklin Shantz. They reside about two miles north of Waterloo where he is 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.].

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      Shantz. -Leah (Groff) Shantz was born in Waterloo twp., Ont., June 11, 1856; died at Waterloo, Feb. 3, 1924; aged 67 y. 7 m. 23 d. In 1884 she was united in marriage to Frank Shantz. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. She leaves her husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 1 adopted child, 19 grandchildren, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. She united with the Church in early years and remained a consistent member until death. The funeral was held on Feb. 7 at the Waterloo Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. Noah Hunsberger and Oscar Burkholder, after which she was laid to rest in the Waterloo Mennonite Cemetery

      The Gospel Herald - Volume XVI, Number 47 - February 21, 1924 - page 956,957

  • 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..., 426.

    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..., 727.

    3. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-3 Page 12.

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, 032308-1924.
      Name: Leah Shantz Death date: 03 Feb 1924 Age at death: 67 years Death place: Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario Birth date: 11 Jun 1856 b. Waterloo,Waterloo,Ontario married Frank Shantz father: Abraham Groff mother: Mary Eby

    5. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 23.

    6. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 3 Page 1.

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 21, 1924 - Obituary of Leah Groff.

    8. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 10 Page 80.

    9. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 32.

    10. [S266] Funeral Card - - Funeral Card Notices of Waterloo County Volume 2.
      Died/ At Waterloo, Ont., on Sunday, February 3rd, 1924,/ Leah Groff/ Beloved wife of Frank Shantz/ Aged 67 years, 7 months, and 23 days/ The Funeral/ will take place from her late residence/ 10 Victoria St. North, Waterloo, on/ Thursday, February 7th, 1924/ at 2 o'clock, p.m.,/ to the Waterloo Mennonite Church for service,/ thence to the Waterloo Mennonite Cemetery/ for Interment/ Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. Source: Ray Ruddy

    11. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 18.

    12. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Franklin Shantz - January 17, 1929.

    13. [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..., 726.

    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..., 555.

    15. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Abraham Groff, yeoman of Waterloo married 23 Nov 1852 in Greenbush by license to Mary Eby of Waterloo, wit: Jacob Groff of Waterloo & Menno Eby of Waterloo

    16. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Frederick W. Bindemann, Minister of The United Lutheran and German Reformed Protestant Church, Greenbush, Waterloo Twp., 1 Jan. 1852 - 1 Jan. 1853 #226.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jun 1856 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Feb 1924 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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