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

Isaac Shantz[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1748 - 1802  (54 years)


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  • Name Isaac Shantz 
    Born 14 Jan 1748  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6535 
    Died 11 Oct 1802  Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I18784  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Jacob Shantz,   b. Abt 1710, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1781, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Erb,   b. Abt 1710, Of, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Rife,   b. 12 Sep 1753, Of, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, South Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 4 May 1774  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary Shantz,   b. 13 Mar 1775, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1866, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Abraham Shantz,   b. 15 Dec 1776, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1856, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Christian R. Shantz,   b. 13 Feb 1779, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1856, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Jacob Shantz,   b. 11 Oct 1781, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1867, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Isaac Shantz,   b. 23 Apr 1783, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1854, South-East Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. David Shantz,   b. 7 Mar 1787, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     7. Veronica Shantz,   b. 14 Nov 1789, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1876, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. Samuel Shantz,   b. 7 Jul 1792, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1792, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Joseph R. Shantz,   b. 24 Jun 1795, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1882  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jan 1748 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Oct 1802 - Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Isaac Shantz, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, January 14th, 1748. On May 4th, 1774, he was married to Barbara Reiff who was born September 12th, 1753. He died on his farm situated on the Schuylkill River, within the corporation of Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on October 11th, 1802. They had a family of nine children, eight of whom they raised. Their names are as follows: III Mary, III Abraham, III Christian, III Jacob, III Isaac, III David, III Veronica, III Samuel, and III Joseph. In 1808, she with her two sons, David and Isaac, and her daughter Veronica, moved to Canada and settled on the farm now possessed by Abraham H. Wambold, about one and one-half miles south of Berlin, and part of this farm is now possessed by Enos Shantz, one of her great-grandchildren. Here she resided until her death which took place September 25th, 1820. (Contributed by her son, Joseph) She was of an amiable disposition, rather small in statue but robust and of a quick turn. At 60 years of age she would mount her pony like a young man. She is buried in the Christian Eby Burial Ground, Berlin, Ontario. We shall now give the descendants of Isaac Shantz."


      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.].

  • 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..., 374.

    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..., 224.

    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..., 181.

    4. [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..., 262.

    5. [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..., 229.