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

Catharine Shirk

Female 1875 - 1954  (78 years)


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  • Name Catharine Shirk 
    Born 20 Mar 1875  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Name Catharine Shantz 
    Name Katy Shirk 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00101-5668 
    Died 25 Jan 1954  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4572  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Peter Shirk,   b. 11 Nov 1839, Canarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1919  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Martin,   b. 2 Mar 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1895, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1866  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11
    Family ID F1443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Allan B. Shantz,   b. 14 Aug 1873, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1931, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1899  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Vernon Shantz,   b. 12 May 1900, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1900, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Mervin Shantz,   b. Feb 1902, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Erma Shantz,   b. Jul 1903, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1994  (Age ~ 90 years)
     4. Florence May Shantz,   b. 2 Sep 1907, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1999, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. Russel Shantz,   b. 1913, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Edward Shantz,   b. 1915, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Anna Shantz,   b. 1918, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. (Baby Boy) Shantz,   b. 1921, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Catharine Shirk, "was born March 20th, 1875."


      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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      Mrs. Catherine ShantzMrs. Catherine Shantz, 79, of Kitchener died at Elmira Private Hospital Monday. Born in Bridgeport, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shirk. She was a member of Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church and of the Missionary Society. Surviving are three sons, Mervin of Alma, Edward of Kitchener and Frank of Kitchener; three daughters. Mrs. Marshall (Erma) Bingeman, Mrs. Maxwell (Florence) Becker and Mrs. Ewan (Anna) Cameron, all of Kitchener; one brother, Noah Shirk of Bridgeport: four sisters, Mrs. Addison D. Snyder of Bloomingdale, Mrs. Addison S. Snider, Mrs. Ben Drudge and Mrs. Walter Shantz, all of Bridgeport. Her husband, Allan B. Shantz, predeceasedher in 1931. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, until Friday noon, when removal will be made to Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church for the funeral at 2: 30 p.m., Rev. Wilfred Ulrich, assisted by Rev. U. K. Weber, will officiate. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Jan 1954 pg 5

  • 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..., 244.

    2. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-5 Page 14.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 015681-1899.
      Allen SHANTZ, 24 of Wilmot Tp., born Wilmot Tp., bachelor, farmer, Mennonite, son of Wendel SHANTZ & Nancy BOWMAN to Katy SHERK, 24 of Bridgeport, born Bridgeport, spinster, Mennonite, daughter of Peter SHIRK & Mag. MARTIN on Mar. 1st, 1899 in Berlin. Ceremony witnessed by Josiah CRESSMAN, Waterloo Tp., & Magdalena SHIRK, Bridgeport; performed by Daniel Wismer.

    4. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 2.

    5. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sub District 5 Page 4.

    6. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 10.

    7. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Catharine Shirk - 25 Jan 1954.

    8. [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..., 243.

    9. [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..., 42.

    10. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Magdelina Martin Born: Woolwich Res: Woolwich Age: 21 Born: abt 1845 Father: John Martin Mother: Nancy Martin Spouse: Peter Sherk Age: 26 Born: abt 1840 born: PA Res: Waterloo Father: Christ Sherk Mother: Elizabeth Sherk married 5 Jun 1866

    11. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Jun 1866.
      June 5, 1866 Peter Scherch of Waterloo and Magdalena Martin of Woolwich, by Rev. Hegy

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1875 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1899 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jan 1954 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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