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

Peter Shupe[1, 2]

Male 1852 - 1930  (78 years)


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  • Name Peter Shupe 
    Born 12 Jan 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Occupation music instructor 
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    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Wesley Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Laborer, Rubber Factory 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00113-7195 
    Died 29 Jul 1930  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    Cause: heart attack 
    Buried Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I5512  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Samuel S. Shupe,   b. 25 Oct 1824, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Nancy "Anna" Erb,   b. 6 Mar 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1889, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1844  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Family ID F1728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica "Fronica" "Fanny" Shantz,   b. 1 Jan 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1934, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1878  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Samuel Leslie Shupe,   b. 19 Jun 1883,   d. 14 Feb 1884  (Age 0 years)
     2. Ernest Lipher ?,   b. 10 Apr 1886, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Vera Shupe,   b. 28 Mar 1893, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F1704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Peter Shupe, "was born January 12th, 1852. He is married to Veronica Shantz. They reside on his farm near Shantz Station, formerly owned by John Shafer, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consisted of two 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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      PETER SHUPE DIED LAST NIGHT - RESULT OF HEART ATTACK

      Character well known in City and surrounding district for his diary and singing school work died suddenly.

      A genuine link with the history of Kitchener and Waterloo County for the past 60 years and more was broken last night at Toronto when Peter Shupe, compiler of his now famous diary, and veteran singing school teacher, died as a result of a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Thoman in Toronto. The late Mr. Shupe suffered spinal and head injuries in a fall two or three years ago and since then has not been in good health although he was confined to his bed for less than two weeks prior to his death. He was in his 79th year.

      The deceased songster was very well known in the county, due largely to the numerous singing schools, an institution which has practically died out now, which he conducted. This special interest also carried Mr. Shupe into the surrounding counties and into the districts Vineland, Stouffville and Markham. He was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church and for years was superintendent of the Sunday School at the Bethany Mennonite Church in this city. He retired from this position prior to his removal to Toronto 12 years ago, but continued as song leader both in the Sunday School and at the Church services until his departure from the city.

      Another feature which made the late Mr. Shupe well known was his diary which he faithfully kept from the time he was a young man. For many years it has been a monthly feature of local newspapers which was read with much interest by thousands.

      The deceased was rather a picturesque fellow with his snow white hair and beard and his cherry, jovial diposition. He always had a word of cheer for everyone he met. He is survivied by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Thoman of Toronro. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at the Bethany Mennonite Church, this City at 2: 30 and thence to the Breslau Mennonite cemetery for internment.

      Kitchener Daily Record July 30,1930 pg. 1.

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      PETER SHUPE PASSES AWAY IN TORONTO

      Seized with heart attack. Widely known for diary and as singing teacher.

      Peter Shupe, a former resident of Kitchener and widely known in Waterloo County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Thoman, Toronto, on Tuesday night following a heart attack. He was in his 79th year. Mr. Shupe was best known for his interesting diary which he compile from the time he was a young man and published in the Chronicle from time to time, and read by thousands. He was also well known throughout the County as a singing school teacher and for many years trained classes not only in this county but in Vineland, Stouffville, Markham and other places. He was of a genial and cherry disposition and made a wide circle of friends.

      The late Mr. Shupe suffered a fall about two years ago, injuring his spine and head. He was confined to bed for the past two weeks. He was a devoted and active member of the Mennonite Brethern in Christ Church, being Sunday School Superitendent of the Bethany Church in Kitchener for many years, resigning on moving to Toronto some twelve years ago.

      Waterloo Chronicle July 31, 1930 p. 1.

  • 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..., 400.

    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..., 653.

    3. [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..., 482.

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-6 Page 2.

    5. [S15] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Breslau - Breslau Mennonite CC#4579 Internet Link .
      Peter Shupe / died July 29,1930 / in his 79th year / Veronica Shantz / his beloved wife / died Sept.3,1934 / in her 78th year / Until the day dawn / Shupe / Mother Father

    6. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 15.

    7. [S437] Funeral Card - - Waterloo Historical Society, WHS 2007-067.
      Until the day break/ Died/ at Strathcona Hospital, Toronto/ Tuesday evening, July the twenty-ninth/ nineteen hundred and thirty/ Peter Shupe/ Beloved husband of Veronica Shantz/ in his 79th year./ Funeral/ Will take place on Friday, August the 1st 1930/ at 2.30 p.m., at Bethany Church,/ Kitchener, Ont./ Interment in Breslau Cemetery.

    8. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, Obituary of Peter Shupe - July 30,1930 pg. 1.

    9. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 36 Page 15.

    10. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 1 Page 5.

    11. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Sect. 2 Page 13.

    12. [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..., 652.

    13. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 23 Feb 1844 Pg: 8.
      ERB, Anna married 12 Feb 1844 To Samuel SCHUPP. minister Rev. Bayne, Galt

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jan 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Wesley Methodist - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Sep 1878 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, Rubber Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart attack - 29 Jul 1930 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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