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Schantz, Austin : Colorado.

Snapshots taken between 1917 and 1942 of Austin Schantz and his life in Colorado. The photographs are largely unidentified, although some identifications are present. Includes images of Denver, Colorado during a snowstorm ; Colorado mountains and landscapes ; mining operations ; Christmas and New Years decorations ; animals ; buildings, ; Arthur Schantz at his cabin and holding fish ; as well as unidentified others.

Schantz Russell Family

Photograph Album #6.

One photograph album. Includes a list describing each photograph created by rych mills.

Consists primarily of snapshots belonging to Dorothy Etta Russell (nee White), before and after her marriage to Clarke Russell. Includes one formal portrait of "The Nash sisters": Mary, Susie, Elizabeth, Debbie, Priscilla, ca. 1880's (p. 1).

Family members and friends included in posed and informal snapshots include Mary Moyer Schantz, Tobias Schantz, Austin Tobias Schantz, Ward Malott White, Franklin Abram Schantz, Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Dorothy Etta Russell, Clarke Russell, Sophie Emma Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine Schantz, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Russell, Eva Kolb, Worth Flagler Schantz, Emily Schantz, Verna Fraser, Helen Lockie, Inez Martin, Mrs. E.H. Schiedel, her son Elmer Schiedel and daughter-in-law Nellie, Mrs. Elizabeth George.

Also includes snapshots of groups of individuals (identified on the packs of tipped-in snapshots) taken during the 1930 Schantz family reunion: Detwiler, Schiedel, Snyder, Bingeman family members, Phranie Bingeman, Mr. Yocum, and during the Hilborn Reunion, July 1-9, [192-?].

Also includes snapshots of White family members and homes: Ward Malott White on his visit to Dundas, Leamington and Kitchener from Chilliwack, B.C., Ada, Edna, Ruth, May and Elmer White, Malcon, Mr. and Mrs Lye, Maple lake and Orrville [Parry Sound area], White house in Orrville, horses in lake at Orrville, people swimming.

Locations and structures include Kitchener Cenotaph (p. 9), "Dr. Hilliard's garden" (p. 13), log schoolhouse, Waterloo Park (p. 17), Pioneer Tower, (p. 30), Schantz House, Conestogo (p. 34), Euler House (p. 34) [both of these are of old structures in disrepair], Bridge across river at Conestogo and Grand River at Conestogo (p. 43), Grand River in flood (p. 65-66).

Snapshots taken after Dorothy and Clarke's marriage include: White family gravestones in Leamington, Ont., Clarke Russell in uniform on his motorcycle, Lake Erie [swimming], Tecumseh Park, Chatham, Dorothy playing the ukelele and the Hawaiian guitar.

Victoria Park snapshots: statue of Queen Victoria, winter views, Dorothy paddling a canoe, the new Victoria Park Pavilion, glue factory ruins[?], Dorothy and two friends with snowshoes and in britches, visit of Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and daughters Lady Blanch and Dorothy Cavendish at Victoria Park, June 13, 1918 [snapshot of platform, no dignitaries?] (p. 64).

F.W. Woolworth Co. picnic: includes Mr. Emil Wagner, manager, and family, employee group portrait, Gertie Kruse, Marjorie Blin[?]kho.

P. 81: Inez Martin.

P. 91 Sophie and Mrs. Lye knitting (on beach).

Schantz Russell Family

Photograph Album #3 : "Frank's Album, 1900-1918."

One photograph album. Includes a list describing each photograph created by rych mills. Some photographs identified. Identified photographs include:

Schantz home, 43 Schneider Ave., Berlin, Ont.

Group and individual posed portraits of Austin Tobias Schantz, Arthur Benjamin Schantz, Franklin Abram Schantz, Dorothy Etta Russell, Ruth Schantz, Sophie Emma Schantz, Mary Schantz, Worth Flagler Schantz, Tobias Schantz, Carrie, Mrs. Flagler, Orpheus Moyer Schantz, September 1910.

Dec. 1910 at Morton Park, Ill. : good photo of Florence Annie Catherine Schantz, Arthur Benjamin Schantz, Ruth Schantz.

1907: Victoria Park Pavilion, Victoria park.

1910: snapshots taken during visit of Orpheus Moyer Schantz family from Chicago to Berlin: unidentified view of farmhouse and river, probably Kolb farm at Breslau, group including Mr. & Mrs. Jake Kolb, snapshot of farm from across river; snapshots taken at the Steckle farm including a view of the Steckle farmhouse, views of "Henry Steckle's farm, Strasburg", snapshots of farm animals, picking elderberries, etc.

Orpheus Moyer Schantz home in Morton Park, Illinois and Orpheus Moyer Schantz family members. Includes one interior, several of yard.

Portrait of Jacob Kolb (1895-) in uniform.

Freeport: p. 45, includes farmhouse, view of bridge, Jacob Bauman Farm, Freeport 1911 with barns, stone house, Freeport church.

Small prints of horses, dogs, animal sheds on Prairie, possibly taken in Alberta? Also snapshots of mountainous territory with water, bridge over river with logs, horses being driven, large haystacks, homestead, Florence[?] and others eating outside, woman fishing, goats and pigs.

Groups portraits taken at the Schantz Family Reunion, 1913.

Rockwood, Ont., 1915: groups and scenic snapshots.

Unidentified farmhouse, family groups. These include Tobias Schantz.

Arthur Benjamin Schantz or Austin Tobias Schantz on horseback camp cooking.

Elora, Ont.: snapshots of groups, at mill, bridge, flowerpot island.

Schantz Russell Family

Photograph Album #12 : snapshots 1912, Florence A.C. Schantz.

One photograph album labelled, "Florence c1907-1911, excel. Alberta." Includes:

Snapshots taken at the Orpheus Moyer Schantz home in Morton Park, Ill., Dec. 1910-March 1911.

Snapshot of Ruth Schantz with Dorothy Etta Russell (nee White), May 29, 1900.

Two group portraits with identifications, 1908: possibly Woolworth Co. employee picnics.

Portrait of Rebecca V.L. Krampene (Laschinger), New Hamburg and "A nook at River View, 1906". Also wedding of Beatrice Laschinger in New Hamburg, Jan. 1908 [also in another album, unidentified].

Photographs taken at Arthur Benjamin Schantz's homestead in Alberta in 1908-1912: includes snapshots of Arthur with his dogs, Austin Tobias Schantz, livestock including turkeys, angora goats, hogs, horses, Arthur's homestead shack, Arthur and Florence Annie Catherine Schantz with horses and wagon, interior of homestead shack with Arthur Benjamin Schantz and Florence Annie Catherine Schantz, "Threshing in March 1912" [faded], Reed family, "Prairie fire" [badly faded], Austin Tobias Schantz and homestead shack.

Photographs of places including panorama of Salmon Arm, B.C., Calgary, Alberta.

Portrait: Sophie Emma Schantz, May 4, 1912.

Photographs taken at Lionel Bricker farm [Alberta?], 1910-1912: Menno Bricker with horses, grandchildren Marjory and George, Bricker children posed with fields behind.

Photographs taken of Tuggle family in Alberta, 1912, in fields with stooks, also of "Thanksgiving at Swingles, Oct. 30, 1911."

Photographs taken at Wetaskawin, Saskatchewan: Cousin Bennie Schantz: family in front of "Model Bakery, " fishing.

Portrait taken at High River, Alta., Aug. 1909: Percy Robinson, W.H. Dickinson, Milton Eby, Serena Eby, Ida Dickenson, Lala Hart, Edna Weber, G.A. Frerks.

Photographs taken at Orrville, Ont.: "White children party." [Note: the family surname was White].

Schantz Russell Family

Weare, Portus B.

One upper body studio portrait of Portus B. Weare. Weare was a stock trader and owner of the North American Transportation and Trading Company, where Austin Tobias Schantz worked in 1898.

Originally on page 12 of album 2.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz, Arthur : Alberta.

Snapshots of Arthur Schantz's life in Alberta. The images range in date from ca. 1900 to ca. 1920 and show Arthur and Austin Schantz as well as Jean Beddome (Braithwaite). Included are images of Arthur's summer job as a fire warden and a trip by wagon to Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. Also of interest are images of a group of youths who came to visit Arthur while he was a warden. Of particular interest is the dress of the women who are wearing jeans. Most of the images are unidentified.

Schantz Russell Family

Photograph Album #4 : snapshots 1912, Sophie E. Schantz from Sister Florence.

One photograph album. Includes a list describing each photograph created by rych mills. Many photographs identified. Identified photographs include:

Schantz family, Berlin and Morton park Schantz's, summer of 1910 (p.1).

Steckles and Schantz family at the Steckle farm, Aug. 1910, (p.2 and 60) including one of two girls sitting on a woodpile knitting.

Elk Lodge, Didsbury, Alberta: Florence Annie Catherine Schantz in 1909, cabin in 1910 (p.3).

Victoria Park: U.B.S.S. picnic, July 1, 1913. (p. 4, larger copy in album 3).

Orpheus M. Schantz: family and home: interior and exterior views of the house, children with dolls, Sophie Emma Schantz: in her kindergarten class in Chicago (p. 8, faded).

Flagler, Lizzie: portrait (p. 10).

Postcards from Metta (p. 15).

Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, informal portrait, 1910 (p. 17).

Victoria Park: deer, Jan. 1911 (p. 22).

River Bank, New Hamburg [house], 1906 (p. 24), wedding party in front (p. 25).

Lake View Farm [house] 1908 (p. 24).

Laschinger, Rebecca (Krampien), New Hamburg, 1906: portrait (p. 25).

Kolb family: snapshots of farm and buildings, portraits, snapshots of horse and milk wagon "Riverside Dairy, [?] Kolb", of train at Breslau (p. 27-29).

Sabina and her new range, Nov. 1910: interior view of woman with stove (p. 30).

Schantz, Arthur Benjamin: horses, 1909 (p. 30).

Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine: postcards of a trip west, July 19 to Aug. 12, 1922 with Jean Beddome and Blanche Swingle and Arthur. Subjects include woman fishing at falls near Kanaskis, Lake Minnewonka, Three Sisters Mountains, camping, scenic views (p. 31-36).

Prince Rupert, B.C., 1912 (p. 36).

Austin Tobias Schantz's angora goats, 1910, Alberta.

Port Elgin, Ont., Aug. 1914: view of the beach, lake and a tower (p. 37 and p. 48).

Schantz family reunion, July 1913: family group portraits which include Levi and Mollie Moyer, Mary Moyer Schantz, Treacy family members, Tobias Schantz (p. 37-39).
Includes identified and unidentified snapshots of family members and friends, including Paul and Viola Snyder, Mabel Martin. Many are duplicates of snapshots in Album #3, also unidentified.

Schantz Russell Family

Photograph Album #5 : snapshots 1912 : Dorothy E. White from Aunt [Florence?].

One photograph album. Includes a list describing each photograph created by rych mills. Some of the photographs are duplicates of items in previous albums. Many photographs are unidentified. Identified photographs include:

Snapshots of Elora, Rockwood (May 24 and Aug., 1916), Victoria Park, the Schantz reunion in 1913, Arthur Benjamin Schantz's homestead in Alberta, Schantz home, Schneider Ave, Kitchener, Ont., Schantz family portraits and snapshots which include Arthur Benjamin Schantz, Austin Tobias Schantz and Herbert Cecil Palmer Schantz, Orpheus Moyer Schantz home and family in Morton Park, Illinois, Levi Moyer.

Port Elgin snapshots include people swimming, walking on the beach, and snapshots taken on the reserve of the courthouse, jail, church and school Masset, B.C. : totem pole, 1911 (p. 2).

Schantz, Austin Tobias: hogs, 1912 (p. 2).

Steckle farm: Dorothy Etta Russell and Worth Flagler Schantz with dog, 1910, (p. 8). Also "At Henry Steckle's farm", 1916: group shot of Edna Steckle, Florence Annie Catherine Schantz, Sophie Emma Schantz, Aunt Carrie (Cornelia Caroline Schantz). Includes a shot which shows the whole front of the house, with chairs and hammock on porch (p. 74).

Old "Jacob Bowman" farm, Freeport, Ont., 1911 (p. 9).

Gofton, Mrs. and Ella Gofton (p. 17).

Christian and Josiah Schantz (p. 19).

Kolb family: turkey, Oliver and Grace (p. 19).

Snyder, William : "drawing room at William Snyder's, Waterloo" [ornate interior] and Elsie Snyder in Park, Waterloo, Ont. (p. 27).

Grand River: women and children wading "behind Kolb farm", Aug. 1914 (p. 31).

Bowers cottage, Port Elgin (p. 53).

Victoria Park Pavilion fire, 1916 (p. 56-57).

Bridgeport Casino, 1916: Junior Endeavour picnic (p. 58-59).

Victoria school class picture, 1916: teacher, Mr. S. H. Suter (p. 69).

Camp at Carling Heights, London, 1916 [military] (p. 69).

Schantz Russell Family

Photograph Album #8.

One photograph album. Includes a list describing each photograph created by rych mills. Some of the photographs are hand-tinted. One photograph appears to be missing. Identified photographs include:

Snapshots of scenery taken in Alberta and British Columbia, including mountains, buffalo, Jean Beddome, 1911.

Snapshots taken at Rockwood, 1918, "at Pomeroy's, Bridgeport," Port Dover, visits to the White family, Orrville, Aug. 14-26, 1922 and 1924 (May and Ed , Mr. and Mrs. Lye, Harry and Eddie, Faith, Edna, Ada, sleeping camp, Eddie Malkin)
"Bridgeport car": snapshot of Florence Schantz, Joe Fries, Motorman, and Jean Beddome, 1918 (p. 8).

"Hilborn Family Reunion, 9 brothers", July 1, 1922: Isaac, Amos, Aaron, Emanuel, David, Joseph, Jesse, Jacob, Edwin.

"3 cousins": Priscilla Nash, Mary Nash Moyer Schantz, Rebecca Nash Sweitzer, July 29, 1919.

Family and friends identified include the immediate Schantz family (Franklin Abram Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine Schantz, Sophie Emma Schantz, Mary Schantz, Dorothy Etta Russell, Tobias Schantz, Austin Tobias Schantz, Orpheus Moyer Schantz) J.B. and Mrs. Pomeroy, Eva Pomeroy, Lloyd Pomeroy, Nelda Dreier, Geraldine Murphy, Mrs. E.H. Schiedel, Nellie and Elmer Schiedel, Ruth Schantz Spelman with baby Margery, Bridgeman family members, Inez Martin, Grace Longworth, Verna Fraser, Helen Lockie, Jean Fitzgerald, Clarke Russell, Ward Malott White, Mr. and Mrs Alfred Snyder, Spelman family, Pearl Clemens, Mary Wismer, Grace Kolb, Eva Kolb, Mrs. Oliver Kolb.

Locations and structures include: C.C. Holtzman home, Hagerstown, Maryland; home of Mrs. Faith Gribble McArthur, Victoria B.C., 1922; St. Mary's Hospital (p. 55), Victoria Park, flooding on David St. [?] (p. 70), views of Grand River from Cressman's Woods, farm pictures taken at Evesham, Saskatchewan.

Activities include: snowshoeing in Victoria Park, Jan., 1924, Ice Carnival in Victoria Park, Jan. 1925 (p. 55), Schantz and Euler houses, Conestogo, Oct. 1926 (p. 84).

Schantz Russell Family