File 190 - Moyer, Mary Gross (nee Nash) : correspondence received.

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Moyer, Mary Gross (nee Nash) : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-190

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  • 1866-1885 (Creation)
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    Schantz Russell Family

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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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Twenty-two letters received by Mary Gross Moyer (nee Nash) from friends and relatives.

Date and Place from: October 22, 1866 Peru, Ill. To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: November 13, 1866 Campden, C.W. To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870.

Date and Place from: September 8, 1871 Peru, Ill. To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: August 17, 1879 Landisville, N.J. To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Wismer, Sophie.

Date and Place from: October 31, 1881 Campden To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Nash, Joseph and Nash, Mary.

Date and Place from: January 2, 1882 Jordan Station, Ont. To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: January 20, 1882 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Simon.

Date and Place from: May 15, 1882 Campden To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Nash, Joseph and Nash, Mary.

Date and Place from: January 3, 1883 Campden, ON To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: April 3, 1883 Campden To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: August 28, 1883 Campden To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Nash, Joseph and Nash, Mary.

Date and Place from: November 5, 1883 Campden, ON To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: January 20, 1884 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Nash, Abraham.

Date and Place from: January 29, 1884 Campden To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Nash, Joseph and Nash, Mary.

Date and Place from: August 5, 1885 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: Written on Cedar Falls Mill Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: December 26, 1883 Buck Co., Pa. To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Nash, Sam.

Date and Place from: February 01, 1884 [Beanminsterville?], Pa. To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Tyson, Aaron & Sarah.

Date and Place from: Jan. 23, 1872 Hawksville, Ont. To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 Notes: Partial letter.

Date and Place from: May 21, 1882 Campden, ON To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: July 24, 1882 Conestogo, Ont. To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: Dec. 26, 1883 Conestogo, Ont. To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: March 31, 1884 Conestogo, Ont. To Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

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Described in 1995.
Revised by NM in February 2019.

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