Waterloo Region Generations
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Pastor Benjamin B. Shantz

Pastor Benjamin B. Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1880 - 1964  (84 years)

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  • Name Benjamin B. Shantz 
    Prefix Pastor 
    Born 23 Jun 1880  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00002-117.3 
    Died 17 Dec 1964  Vineland, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Buried Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I6943  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2020 

    Father Jacob E. Shantz,   b. 27 Apr 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1922, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Lydia U. Bowman,   b. 14 Apr 1855, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1929, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1877  [2, 9, 10
    Family ID F2092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Myra Snyder,   b. 11 Jul 1885, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1980, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1906  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11
    Children 
     1. Violet Shantz,   b. Apr 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1999  (Age ~ 91 years)
     2. Grace Shantz,   b. Jul 1908, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Levi Clayton Shantz,   b. 1911,   d. 1992  (Age 81 years)
     4. Mary Edna "Edna" Shantz,   b. 5 Jul 1917, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 2004, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Jacob Ralph "Ralph" Shantz,   b. 21 Feb 1922, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 2014, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Donald Roy "Roy" Shantz
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F5893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Rev. Benjamin Shantz
    Rev. Benjamin Shantz

  • Notes 
    • Shantz, Benjamin B., son of Jacob E. and Lydia (Bowman) Shantz, was born at Preston, Ont., June 23, 1880; died at the Bethesda Home, Vineland, Ont., Dec. 17, 1964; aged 84 y. 5 m. 24 d. On March 7, 1906, he was married to Myra Snyder, who survives. In 1909* he was ordained as pastor and in 1939 as bishop of the Hagey Church. He served as bishop in Waterloo County until his retirement. Surviving are 4 sons (Clayton, Gordon, Ralph, and Roy), 4 daughters (Violet - Mrs. Cranson Good, Grace - Mrs. Wesley Metzger, Edna - Mrs. Rae Hilborn, and Marjory, of Puerto Rico), and 14 grandchildren. One sister and one brother predeceased him. He was a member of the Preston Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 19, in charge of Rufus Jutzi, assisted by J. B. Martin and Howard Good.

      Gospel Herald - Volume LVIII, Number 9 - March 9, 1965 - pages 214,215

  • 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..., 81.

    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..., 410.

    3. [S177] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-3 Page 3.

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-3 Page 3.

    5. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Shantz / Rev. Benjamin B. Shantz / 1880-1964 / Pastor of Hagey Mennonite / Church for 40 years / Myra Snyder / his beloved wife / 1885-1980 / I know that my Redeemer liveth

    6. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 47.

    7. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 7 Page 1.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Benjamin B. Shantz - March 9, 1965 - pages 214,215.

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, May 11, 1922 - Obituary of Jacob E. Shantz.

    10. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 3 Page 8.

    11. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, September 2, 1980 - Myra Snyder.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jun 1880 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Mar 1906 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., 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 MapsDied - 17 Dec 1964 - Vineland, Welland Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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