File 117 - Correspondence to Dorothy Etta White from Florence Annie Catherine Schantz.

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Correspondence to Dorothy Etta White from Florence Annie Catherine Schantz.

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SCA118-GA91-2003accrual-3-117

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  • 1911-1923 (Authorship)
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    Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine

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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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13 letters.

Date and Place from: May 28, 1911 Didsbury [Alberta] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: Contains a stamped envelope.

Date and Place from: November 19, 1920 Kitchener [Ontario] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: None

Date and Place from: October 29, 1920 Kitchener [Ontario] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: No envelope.

Date and Place from: September 17, 1920 Kitchener [Ontario] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: Contains a stamped envelope.

Date and Place from: September 14, 1920 Kitchener [Ontario] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: Contains a stamped envelope.

Date and Place from: May 22, 1921 Kitchener [Ontario] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: Contains a stamped envelope.

Date and Place from: February 16, 1921 Kitchener [Ontario] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: No envelope. This letter is incomplete and unsigned, but it is written in Florence's handwriting.

Date and Place from: April 29, 1921 Kitchener [Ontario] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: Contains a stamped envelope.

Date and Place from: May 5, 1921 Kitchener [Ontario] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: Contains a stamped envelope and a newspaper clipping. The newspaper clipping is titled "Movie magnate purchases Cawthra Mulock property" and is not mentioned in the letter.

Date and Place from: May 12, 1921 Kitchener [Ontario] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: Contains a stamped envelope. This letter is written on a very long skinny piece of brown paper, and is folded accordion style.

Date and Place from: August 20, 1923 Kitchener [Ontario] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: No envelope. There is a note from Frank in the body of the letter. Additional signatories: Schantz, Frank, 1874-1962

Date and Place from: August 21, 1923 Kitchener [Ontario] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: Contains a stamped envelope.

Date and Place from: February 19, [192-] Kitchener [Ontario] To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Attachments: No envelope. This letter is incomplete, as it is missing the first page.

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Donated by Harold and Lynne Russell in 2003.

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Described in 2003.
Revised by NM in January 2019.

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