File 15a - Correspondence : Schantz, Franklin Abram from Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

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Correspondence : Schantz, Franklin Abram from Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

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  • 1894-1951 (Authorship)
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    Schantz, Orpheus Moyer

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The Schantz Family in North America is large and widespread; alternative spellings of the last name includes variations such as Tschantz, Shantz, Shonts, and Schanz.
The family descended from Jacob Schanz (June 12, 1710-February 5, 1781) who emigrated to the United States of America in 1737 and settled in Pennsylvania. In 1810 Jacob’s son Christian Shantz (July 11, 1769-April 7, 1857) came to Waterloo County and settled at Freeport on the Grand River.
Christian’s son Benjamin Shantz (September 2, 1811-November 9, 1868) was an early Waterloo County inhabitant and one of the founders of Port Elgin, Ontario where he settled in 1854 and established a grist and flour mill. Benjamin married Lydia Kolb (May 13, 1814-November 9, 1862) on April 10, 1842 and together they had ten children; Josiah K. Schantz (December 5, 1834-August 3, 1913), Catharine Schantz (May 17, 1836-February 28, 1917), Hannah Schantz (April 1, 1838-August 20, 1841), Christian Schantz (January 20, 1840-?), Tobias Schantz (April 10, 1842-April 16, 1925), Abraham K. Schantz (September 20, 1844-?), Benjamin K. Schantz (December 5, 1846), Menno K. Schantz (January 31, 1849-July 6, 1888), Lydia K. Schantz (August 17, 1851-July 16, 1900), Sarah K. Schantz (April 1, 1854-April 10, 1878), and Enoch K. Schantz (October 7, 1856-May 25, 1888).
When Lydia died in 1862, Benjamin remarried his housekeeper, Margaret Swinton. Benjamin and Margaret left Port Elgin, Ontario and settled in Dallas County, Missouri. Correspondence in the collection between Benjamin and his son Tobias recount Benjamin’s settler experiences in Dallas County, Missouri.
The Schantz Russell Family Papers centre around Tobias Schantz, his wife Mary Schantz and their descendants, drawing together primary sources relating to several early pioneering families of Waterloo County, primarily the Schantz, Moyer/Meyer and Bowman families, and material relating to descendants of the Moyer pioneers of Lincoln County, Ontario.

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Date and Place from: [1894?] [?] To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: [1881?] [?] To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Poem: Brother's Farewell.

Date and Place from: November 21, 1881 [?] To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: To Austin, Franklin and Arthur. Written on Hazlett & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: July 12, 1882 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: February 16, 1890 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: August 16, 1892 Chicago To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Caron, Pirie, Scott & Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: March 5, 1893 [?] To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: March 8, 1893 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: August 1, 1898 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Weare Commission Company letterhead.

Date and Place from: September 11, 1909 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope Notes: Announcement for Nurses and Physicians Supply Company.

Date and Place from: December 2, 1913 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools, Township 39, Range 13 letterhead.

Date and Place from: December 15, 1915 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on The Geographic Society of Chicago letterhead.

Date and Place from: September 12, 1920 Cicero, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: August 15, 1921 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools, Township 39, Range 13 letterhead.

Date and Place from: November 18, 1921 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Illinois Audobon Society letterhead.

Date and Place from: August 23, 1922 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools, Township 39, Range 13 letterhead.

Date and Place from: July 7, 1922 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools, Township 39, Range 13 letterhead.

Date and Place from: May 10, 1923 Cicero, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: May 26, 1923 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools, Township 39, Range 13 letterhead.

Date and Place from: December 27, 1923 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on The Geographic Society of Chicago letterhead.

Date and Place from: November 19, 1925 Berwyn, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: March 15, 1927 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: January 4, 1938 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: May 9, 1939 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed.

Date and Place from: September 9, 1939 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: November 9, 1939 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed. Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: December 24, 1939 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: April 29, 1940 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed; Shantz Family Association 1930 Re-union; Shantz Family Association Re-union Invitation 1930; Shantz Family Association Re-union Invitation 1935; Shantz Family Association Re-union Ribbon 1935 Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: June 29, 1940 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed. Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: March 12, 1941 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: July 6, 1941 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed. Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: August 2, 1941 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed. Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: February 11, 1942 La Grange, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed. Notes: Written on Emmanuel Church, La Grange, Illinois letterhead.

Date and Place from: June 6, 1939 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: [June?, 1893] [?] To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Letter fragment.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 2000.

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