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[ca. 1900] (Photography)
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1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 16 cm
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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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One group portrait of the extended Moyer family outdoors with greenery in the background.
Standing: Ethel Raymond Sabin, Elihu De Forest Watt, Jennie Moyer, Edmund Warren Moyer, Mary May Raymond, Thomas Cowen Kelly, Jessie Watt Moyer, Ela Bliss Moyer, Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Annie Bell Raymond, Sophie Emma Schantz, Harry Rollin Moyer
Seated: Mary Emma Moyer, Mary Raymond Moyer (Mollie), Levi Nash Moyer, Ruth Schantz, Carrie Flagler Schantz, Charlotte Hays Moyer, Mary Elizabeth Moyer.
Photograph is faded and dirty.
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Donated by Harold and Lynne Russell in 2011.
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Scanned as TIF file August 2020.
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Inscribed in pen, verso, centre: 1 Ethel Raymond Sabin / 2 Elihu De Forest Watt / 3 Jennie Moyer / 4 Edmund Warren Moyer / 5 Mary May Raymond / 6 Thomas Cowen Kelly / 7 Jessie Watt Moyer / 8 Ela Bliss Moyer / 9 Orpheus Moyer Schantz / 10 Annie Bell Raymond / 11 Sophie Emma Schantz / 12 Harry Rollin Moyer / 13 Mary Emma Moyer / 14 Mary Raymond Moyer / 15 Levi Nash Moyer / 16 Robert Raymond Moyer / 17 Ruth Schantz / 18 Carrie Flagler Schantz / 19 Charlotte Hays Moyer / Mary Elizabeth Moyer
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- Sabin, Ethel Raymond (Subject)
- Watt, Elihu De Forest (Subject)
- Moyer, Jennie (Subject)
- Moyer, Edmund Warren (Subject)
- Kelly, Thomas Cowen (Subject)
- Moyer, Jessie Watt (Subject)
- Moyer, Ela Bliss (Subject)
- Schantz, Orpheus Moyer (Subject)
- Raymond, Annie Bell (Subject)
- Schantz, Sophie Emma (Subject)
- Moyer, Harry Rollin (Subject)
- Moyer, Mary Elizabeth (Subject)
- Moyer, Levi Nash (Subject)
- Moyer, Robert Raymond (Subject)
- Spelman, Ruth Schantz (Subject)
- Schantz, Cornelia Caroline (Subject)
- Kelly, Mary Emma (Subject)
- Moyer, Charlotte Hayes (Subject)
- Raymond, Mary May (Subject)
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- Described by JB in 2012.
- Revised by NM in January 2019.
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