Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.209

Title: John C. Shantz fonds

Dates of creation: 1848-1876

Physical description: 1 Daybook (Ledger)

Biographical Sketch: John C. Shantz (23 Oct 1807-17 Apr 1875) was the son of Christian R. Shantz (13 Feb 1779-9 Nov 1856) and Magdalena S. Cressman (30 Jan 1783-13 Aug 1866). Shantz was a farmer and sawmill operator. He married Anna R. Detweiler (8 March 1816-17 February 1856) on 12 January 1833. They had twelve children

John C. Shantz was ordained as a deacon for the Shantz Mennonite Church in 1850; the exact date is unknown. He was buried at the Shantz Mennonite cemetery.

Custodial history: Donated to the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario via Lorna L. Bergey.

Scope and content: The collection consists of a financial daybook containing business transactions from 1848 until his death. It also includes information on the settlement of John Shantz's estate.


Original archival description created 23 December 2004 by Sam Steiner

  1. Daybook, 1848-1876


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