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

Susannah Brubacher[1, 2]

Female 1847 - 1934  (87 years)


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  • Name Susannah Brubacher 
    Born 30 Oct 1847  Shantz Station, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Name Susannah Shantz 
    Residence 1864  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1903  , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number 00018-1379 
    Died 11 Dec 1934  Didsbury, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Didsbury Cemetery, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I499  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Elias S. Brubacher,   b. 18 Sep 1814, , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1874  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ariss,   b. 3 Nov 1824, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1886  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Family ID F167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elias Shantz,   b. 14 Jun 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1899  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 8
    Children 
     1. Rosanna Shantz,   b. Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Infant Shantz,   b. Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1869
     3. Sarah Ann Shantz,   b. 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jeremiah B. "Jerry" Shantz,   b. 10 Jan 1867, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1908  (Age 41 years)
     5. Allen Shantz,   b. 27 Apr 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Elijah B. Shantz,   b. 17 Jun 1877, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962  (Age 84 years)
     7. Ida P. Schantz,   b. 1879, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Leah Shantz,   b. 3 Nov 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1904  (Age 31 years)
     9. Susannah Shantz,   b. 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Ida Priscilla Shantz,   b. 27 Sep 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1984  (Age 104 years)
     11. Sylvia Shantz,   b. 2 Oct 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1882  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Susannah Brubacher, "was born October 30th, 1847. She is married to Elias Shantz, an agent. They reside in the town of Berlin. To them were born six 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.].

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      Funeral services for the late Mrs. Susannah Shantz were held at the M.B.C. Church on Saturday, December 15. The services were in charge of the Pastor, Rev. F. Vincett, Didsbury, assisted by Rev. C.J. Hallman and Rev. A. Traub.

      A large number of friends gathered to show their respect to the departed. A solo, "Asleep in Jesus," was rendered by Rev. C.J. Hallman, and at the graveside a hymn, "We Are Going Down The Valley One By One," was sung. Interment was made in the Didsbury cemetery.

      Pallbearers were: N.B. Snyder, Amos Weber, Ezra Sherick, Oliver Stauffer, Allen Hunsperger, and Elah Shantz.

      Mrs. Susannah Brubacher Shantz was born at Shantz Station, near the village of Breslau, Waterloo County, Ontario, on October 30, 1847, and died on December 11, 1931, at the Didsbury Hospital after a lingering illness of six months, borne with Christian fortitude, and during which time she received the best medical attention and the care of competent nurses.

      She was the second eldest daughter of the late Elias and Shara (Ariss) Brubacher family. In 1863 she was united in marriage with the late Elias Shantz.

      To this union were born six children, three of whom still survive: Sarah (Mrs. Detwiller), of Farrington, Michigan; Ida (Mrs. Petrie) and Elijah, both of Calgary. Three children predeceased the late Mrs. Shantz: Jeremiah, Leah and Rose. Five brothers and one sister also survive, two of whom, David and Elias Brubacher, reside in Didsbury.

      There are 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, still living. The deceased also leaves a host of friends to mourn her loss.

      The late Mrs. Shantz came to Alberta in 1903 and had since lived in this vicinity, for a number of years before her death living in Didsbury. She was a member of the M.B.C. Church, with which she and her late husband were connected since the earliest years of its inception.

      Didsbury Pioneer, December 20, 1934

  • 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..., 343.

    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..., 399.

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.
      gives age and country of birth.

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 29.

    5. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 34.

    6. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 2.

    7. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, D., America, N., Division, C., & Cemetery, D. (1847). Susannah Brubacher Shantz (1847-1934) - Find A.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 4 November 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/159924220/susannah-shantz.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 10 Mar 1864.
      Mar. 1, 1864 Elias Schantz and Susanna Brubacher, both of Waterloo Tp., by Rev. Bindemann

    9. [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..., 342.

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Bindemann, Frederick Rev. - Minister of the German Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Church at Greenbush #32.
      Elias Brubecker, Farmer, to Sara Ahres, both of Waterloo. Wit. Sem Wissler, Tanner and Frederick Scheuermann, Tanner, both of Waterloo.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Oct 1847 - Shantz Station, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1864 - , 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 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1903 - , Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Dec 1934 - Didsbury, Alberta Link to Google Earth
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