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

Rhea Mattie Shantz

Female 1896 - 1991  (~ 94 years)


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  • Name Rhea Mattie Shantz 
    Born Nov 1896  , Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Rhea Mattie Bretz 
    Residence 1911  Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    New Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-58933 
    Died 25 Jun 1991  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I58933  Generations
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 

    Father Abraham Lincoln Shantz,   b. 15 Dec 1868, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1956, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Emma Hallman,   b. 3 Mar 1872, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1919  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1895  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F1879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gordon Bretz,   b. 1896, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 6 Jun 1923  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Edith Lorene "Lorene" Bretz,   b. 18 Nov 1924, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 2011, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F15266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mrs. Gordon Bretz passed away Tuesday, June 25th at her residence, Heritage House, St. Jacobs, where she had resided for the past ten years. She was 94. Mrs. Bretz, the former Rhea Mattie Shantz, had lived at RR 4, Bright for many years. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Church, New Dundee. Dear mother of Lorene and her husband Kenneth Shantz of New Dundee, Lloyd and his wife Carol of Indiana, Elmon and his wife Ann of Kitchener, Marilyn and her husband Leonard Kilbey of Waterloo. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Gordon Bretz in 1963; two sisters, Mary Reist and Lorene Bickle; one brother, Leighton. Rested at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, where funeral service was held Friday. Interment Memory Gardens.

      The Ayr News 3 Jul 1991 pg 13

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 021876-23.
      Gordon BRETZ, 26, farmer, Blenheim Twp, Blenheim Twp, s/o John BRETZ (b. Mosborough) & Martha GABER married Rhea SHANTZ, 26, housekeeper, State of Michigan U.S., Waterloo Twp, d/o Abram L. SHANTZ (b. New Dundee) & Emma HALLMAN, witn: Harold V. SHANTZ of New Hamburg & Mary A. SHANTZ of Kitchener, 6 June 1923 in Kitchener

    2. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div.. 18 Page 6.

    3. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sub District 5 Page 12.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Emma Hallman Born: Canada Age: 22 Father: John S Hallman Mother: Mary Hallman Born: abt 1873 Spouse: Alram L Shantz Age: 25 born: Canada Father: Josiah Shantz Mother: Annie Nancy Shantz married 26 Feb 1895 married: Waterloo

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Nov 1896 - , Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - New Mennonite - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jun 1923 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jun 1991 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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