Skip Over Header and Navigation Bars to Page Content
From Pennsylvania to Waterloo - A Biographical History of Waterloo Township

Advanced
Person Search


Tobias K. Shantz[1,2]

Home  Search Names  Search Objects  Individual  Pedigree  Descendancy  Relationship  Timeline  Help
Birth  10 Apr 1842    [3
Sex  Male 
Eby ID  00110-6960 
Person ID  I6778 
Last Modified  21 Aug 2004 
 
Father  Benjamin Shantz, b. 21 Sep 1811 
Mother  Lydia Kolb, b. 13 May 1814 
Group Sheet  F2146 
 
Family 1  Mary Moyer, b. 1 Jul 1840 
Married  6 Aug 1863    [4
Children 
 1. Orpheus M. Shantz, b. 24 May 1864
 2. Etta Shantz
 3. Sophia Emma Shantz, b. 4 May 1869
 4. Franklin Shantz
 5. Arthur Benjamin Shantz, b. 22 Nov 1876
 6. Florence Annie Catherine Shantz, b. 28 Dec 1879
 7. Herbert Cecil Palmer Shantz, b. 3 May 1883
 8. Lydia Mary Etta Shantz, b. 9 Oct 1866
 9. Austin Tobias Shantz, b. 5 Oct 1871
Group Sheet  F2153 
 
Notes  Tobias K. Shantz, "was born April 10th, 1842. He is married to Mary Moyer. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as a book agent. His family consists of eight children, namely: V Orpheus M., born May 24th, 1864, is engaged as receiving clerk with Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., retail dry goods dealers, Corner State and Washington Streets, Chicago, Illinois. He was married, January 30th, 1889, to Cornelia, daughter of Samuel A. and Melvina D. Flagler of Ottumwa, Iowa, and has a family of one daughter named VI Ruth, born September 30th, 1892, at Morton Park, Illinois, V Etta, V Sophia, V Austin, V Franklin, V Arthur, V Florence, and V Herbert."
 
Sources  1. [S2]   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..., Ezra Eby, 439   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
2. [S2]   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..., Ezra Eby, 654   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
3. [S2]   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..., Ezra Eby, 439   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
4. [S2]   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..., Ezra Eby, 654   [View page(s) from the 1895-96 edition]
 
Documents
Birth Certificate
A birth certificate or scherenschnitte for Tobias Shantz.
Book - The Sands of Time
A book with calendar pages, quotations and corresponding spaces for names. There are several handwritten entries related to the Tobias K. and Mary Shantz family.
Character References
Character references written on behalf of Tobias K. Shantz. There are two samples included here dated 1864 and 1865.
Diary
A diary dated 1867 written by Tobias Shantz with several pages of a family register.
Diary
A diary dated 1876 kept by Tobias Shantz with bible verses, music and a note about family births.
Diary
A diary dated 1892-93 kept by Tobias Shantz. It contains a family register written in German.
Diary
A diary dated 1867-1889 written by Tobais Shantz with an inscription page.
Diary
A diary dated 1900 kept by Tobias Shantz. One page notes the burial of his daughter, Etta.
Funeral Card
A printed card announcing the funeral of Tobias K. Shantz who died at Kitchener, Ontario on April 16, 1925.
Graduation Diploma
A graduation diploma from the Eastman National Business College earned by Tobias Shantz.
Lease Agreement
A lease agreement to rent a Singer sewing machine for Mary Shantz, Tobias Shantz's wife. His signature appears on part of the agreement dated August 29, 1893.
Ledger
A ledger kept by Tobias Shantz for his nursery business. It includes business and personal accounts dated 1866-69 and nursery business accounts dated 1917-22..
Ledger and Diary
A ledger and diary written by Tobais Shantz with personal and business accounts. One page is headed "Books sold for Esra Eby ...."
Penmanship Samples
Penmanship samples made by Tobias Shantz while a student at the Eastman National Business College.
Phreonological Chart
A phrenological chart signed by Tobias Shantz.
Receipts
Two receipts related to homesteading. Tobias Shantz went with his sons to Didsbury, Alberta in 1900 to homestaed. He returned to his home in Waterloo County in 1907.
Tax Assessment Notice
A Tax Assessment Notice on the house at 43 Schneider Avenue, Berlin, Ontario owned by Frank Shantz and occupied by Tobias Shantz.
Photos
Tobias K. Shantz
A studio photograph of Tobais K. Shantz at age 78.
Tobias Shantz "Agent"
A studio photograph of Tobias Shantz marked "Agent." He was living in Berlin and working as a book agent at the time this photograph was taken, c. 1890.
Tobias Shantz - "Herbert from Papa"
A studio photograph of Tobias Shantz. Handwritten on the back is "Herbert from Papa."
Home  Search Names  Search Objects  Individual  Pedigree  Descendancy  Relationship  Timeline  Help
©Region of Waterloo LogoRegion of Waterloo Fraktur design based on Family Register by Jacob Shoemacher in Joseph Schneider Bible, 1821.