File 24b - Correspondence : Schantz, Sophie Emma from Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

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Correspondence : Schantz, Sophie Emma from Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

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SCA118-GA91-2000accrual-4-24b

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  • 1881-1945 (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: December 21, 1887 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Wilson & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: December 29, 1887 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Wilson & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: April 30, 1888 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Wilson & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: February 14, 1888 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: May 16, 1889 Iowa Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: December 15, 1889 Iowa Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: May 4, 1890 Iowa Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: July 7, 1898 Morton Park, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: April 23, 1901 Morton Park, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope; 9 material swatches.

Date and Place from: April 8, 1902 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Weare Commission Company letterhead.

Date and Place from: February 12, 1902 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope. Notes: Written on Weare Commission Company letterhead.

Date and Place from: October 9, 1931 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope. Notes: Written on Schantz Tours letterhead.

Date and Place from: September 2, 1938 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope.

Date and Place from: March 10, 1940 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: December 11, 1940 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed. Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: May 15, 1941 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: February 16, 1942 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed; Poem. Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: May 4, 1942 Riverside, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Naturalist-Lecturer letterhead.

Date and Place from: February 15, 1943 Red Bank, N.J. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed.

Date and Place from: May 1, 1943 Red Bank, N.J. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed.

Date and Place from: September 13, 1943 Red Bank, N.J. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed.

Date and Place from: [May 1, 1944] [Red Bank, N.J.] To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: December 5, 1944 Red Bank, N.J. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed.

Date and Place from: January 3, 1945 Red Bank, N.J. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope with stamp removed.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 2000.

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Described in 2000.
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