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

Bishop Heinrich "Henry" Schantz[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1804 - 1877  (72 years)


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  • Name Heinrich "Henry" Schantz 
    Prefix Bishop 
    Born 3 Nov 1804  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Name Henry Shantz 
    Occupation Roseville Mennonite Church, North Dumfries Township, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister 
    Occupation 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Residence North Dumfries Concession 10 Lot 35, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Shantz Homestead built by Henry Shantz
    Shantz Homestead built by Henry Shantz
    North Dumfries Concession 10 Lot 35 Shantz Homestead - Ayr Tweedsmuir History Volume 4
    Eby ID Number 00110-6942 
    Died 4 Oct 1877  South Of Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11, 12
    Buried Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I20075  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Christian Shantz,   b. 11 Jul 1769, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1857  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Hannah Paul,   b. 10 Sep 1772, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1845, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1791  [13
    Family ID F4993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Martin,   b. 24 Aug 1810, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1899  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1828  [1, 14
    Children 
     1. Peter Shantz,   b. 7 Aug 1829, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1903, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Mary Shantz,   b. 15 Apr 1832, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1894, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Rebecca Shantz,   b. 24 Jan 1835, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1897  (Age 62 years)
     4. Hannah Shantz,   b. 10 Jun 1837, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1891  (Age 53 years)
     5. Jonas Shantz,   b. 1838, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Nancy Shantz,   b. 11 Oct 1839, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1898, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     7. Elizabeth Shantz,   b. 15 Mar 1842, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1911  (Age 69 years)
     8. David Shantz,   b. 29 May 1845, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1909  (Age 64 years)
     9. Lydia Shantz,   b. 31 Aug 1848, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1908  (Age 59 years)
     10. Henry Shantz,   b. 7 Oct 1851, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1928  (Age 76 years)
     11. Rev. Christian Shantz,   b. 7 Feb 1856, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1940, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F2200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry Shantz, "the second youngest son of Christian and Hannah (Paul) Shantz, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 3rd, 1804. In 1810 he came to Canada with his parents and spent his boyhood days on his father's farm on the west side of the Grand River at the Toll Bridge (Freeport). On September 23rd, 1828, he was married to Lydia, daughter of Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin. She was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 2nd, 1810, and came to Canada when nine years old (1819). In 1829 they moved to North Dumfries Township, about two miles south of Roseville, where they resided until his death which took place October 4th, 1877. He was a minister of the Mennonite Church for a number of years and later on he was ordained bishop which position he filled with honor unto his end. He had a family of ten 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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      Roseville Mennonite Church (Detweiler Meeting House)

      Services began in homes in the area with the arrival of the first settlers around 1822. A first meeting house was built about 1830 approximately a half-mile west of Roseville, on the south side of the road. One acre of land on the northeast corner of Lot 37, Concession 11, North Dumfries Township, was transferred from Samuel C. Snyder. The deed for the property was dated 1830, but it was not registered until August 1842. A stone meeting house was built in 1855 just slightly east of the old log meeting house; the church was dedicated on November 25, 1855 by the congregation's first minister, Jacob F. Detweiler. Henry Shantz, Enoch Detweiler and Solomon Gehman were the ministers who followed Jacob F. Detweiler.

      Sunday School began in 1924 and in 1933 Young People's Bible Meetings were organized. The latter meetings were held in conjunction with those of the Blenheim Mennonite Church. A Sunday School classroom was added to the Detweiler church in 1956.

      Moses Bowman, a layman from First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, was ordained minister to Detweiler Mennonite Church in 1938 where he continued to serve until the time of his death in 1964. The small congregation was served by visiting ministers until it disbanded in January 1966. Some of the remaining families are reported to have joined with Blenheim Mennonite Church at that time.

      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

  • 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..., 435.

    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..., 97.

    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..., 38.

    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..., 491.

    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..., 498.

    6. [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..., 195.

    7. [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..., 44.

    8. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 17.

    9. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 7 Page 56.

    10. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 17.

    11. [S62] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries, Roseville - Roseville Mennonite [formerly Detweiler Mennonite] CC#4493 Internet Link.
      Zum Andenken an/ Heinrich Schantz/ Geboren/ Den 3 November 1804/ Starb den 4 Oktober 1877/ Alt. 72 Jahre/ 11 Monat und 1 Tag/ [Verse] [Bischof] der Mennoniten Gemeinde

    12. [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..., 436.

    13. [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..., 430.

    14. [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..., 43.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Nov 1804 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - - Roseville Mennonite Church, North Dumfries Township, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - North Dumfries Concession 10 Lot 35, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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