Jacob Shantz (Schanz, Schantz) family

Classification scheme: 

Title: Jacob Shantz family

Dates of creation: [20-?]

Physical description:  1 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch:  Jacob Schantz (1710-1781) arrived in Pennsylvania from Switzerland in 1737. His son Christian Schantz moved to Waterloo County in 1810, settling near Freeport.

Custodial history:  Donated to the Archives by James M. Shantz.

Scope and content: Contains a genealogy manuscript of the descendants of Jacob Schantz and a listing of the Shantz family reunion records, some of which are held by Special Collections at the University of Waterloo (GA91) and others of which are in private hands. Also includes a page entitled "Good advice to you my children from your father Preacher Jacob Hallman," a death notice for Jakob Schantz (1797-1871) and a poster illustrating the Christian R. Shantz family tree (located in map case).

Notes: For photographs related to this family search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
Original description created 2012 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.


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