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

Anna "Nancy" Brubacher[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Female 1832 - 1870  (38 years)


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  • Name Anna "Nancy" Brubacher 
    Born 19 Sep 1832  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Female 
    Name Anna "Nancy" Schantz 
    Name Anna "Nancy" Shantz 
    Name Nancy Brubacher 
    Religion 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00018-1436 
    Died 1 Oct 1870  Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 12
    Cause: typhoid 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Person ID I681  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Deacon John E. Brubacher,   b. 11 Jul 1793, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1875, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Catharine Shirk,   b. 11 Feb 1798, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1882, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1817  [13, 14, 15
    Family ID F1421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jakob Y. Schantz,   b. Abt 1827, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F43464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mayor Jacob Yost Shantz,   b. 2 May 1822, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1909  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1853  [3, 16
    Children 
     1. Jacob B. Shantz,   b. 8 Mar 1855, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1933  (Age 78 years)
     2. Susannah B. Shantz,   b. 25 Mar 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1881, Near Bridgeport, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     3. Dilman Brubacher Shantz,   b. 18 Nov 1857, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1939, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. John Shantz,   b. 1858, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary S. Shantz,   b. 9 May 1859, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1947  (Age 88 years)
     6. John B. Shantz,   b. 9 May 1860, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1924  (Age 64 years)
     7. Loide Shantz,   b. 5 May 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1950  (Age 83 years)
     8. Eunice Shantz,   b. 27 Nov 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Ida Shantz,   b. 5 May 1869, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Sep 1832 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: typhoid - 1 Oct 1870 - Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Anna Brubacher, "was born September 19th, 1832. On December 6th, 1853, she was married to Jacob Y. Shantz. They resided on the old 'Shantz Farm' about a mile south-east of Berlin. She died at Pottstown, Pennsylvania, October 1st, 1870,(Mr. and Mrs. Shantz went to Pennsylvania on a visit and while there she contracted typhoid fever and died. Her body was brought home and interred in the Eby Burial Ground, a little east of Berlin) leaving a family of seven 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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      Shantz On the 1st of October, in Chester county, Pa., in the house of widow Wenger, of Typhoid fever, Anna, wife of Jacob Y. Schantz, of Waterloo Co., Ont., Canada, aged 38 years and 12 days. (Her maiden name was Brubaker). On the 13th of September she, and husband and daughter left home with the intention of making a visit to Pennsylvania. In the evening of the 14th she complained of headache and weariness, from which time she gradually grew weaker until the 20th, after which she was confined to bed. Her disease still growing more severe. She departed from this world with a strong hope of meeting God and the Lamb in peace, and to love and praise them through all the ages of eternity with all the blood washed saints. Upon being asked in regard to her departure, she said, "I would fain die, for I could go in peace." These were her last words. She did not complain because she was not at home, but was quiet and patient. On the 4th her husband and daughter, accompanied by their friend, George Wenger, brought her remains home to Canada, where children, parents, brothers and sisters, and friends assembled to mourn her sorrowful fate. On the 5th her mortal remains were consigned to the grave in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral discourses were delivered by George Schmidt and Enoch Detweiler.

      Herald of Truth, November, 1870

  • 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..., 354.

    2. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    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..., 406.

    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..., 526.

    5. [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..., 46.

    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..., 112.

    7. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Nov 1870.
      Obituary of Anna Brubacher

    8. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Jacob Y. Shantz / born May 2, 1822 / died Oct.28, 1909 / Sarah Shuh / his wife / born June 9, 1823 / died April 8, 1893 / Annie Brubacher / his wife / born Sept.19, 1832 / died Oct.1, 1870 / Barbara Biehn / his wife / born April 7, 1819 / died May 15, 1853 / Blessed are the dead, which die in the Lord / Shantz / (A) Annie Brubacher (B) Barbara Biehn

    9. [S21] Bible - Shantz, Dilman & Lizzie Martin.

    10. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 3 Pg 24.
      Nancy lived with her brother John E. Brubacher in 1852 in Waterloo Township.

    11. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 4 Page 41.

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 6 Oct 1870.
      Nancy Schantz died 1 Oct 1870 in Pottstown, PA, née Brubacher, wife of Jakob Y., in Berlin, 38 yrs. Was on trip with her husband, fell ill & died far from home.

    13. [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..., 345.

    14. [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..., 616-617.

    15. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Nov 15, 1882.
      Obituary of Catharine Sherk

    16. [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...