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Photograph Album #10 : loose photographs from album #1.
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- Schantz Russell Family
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22 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
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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 (1769-1857) came to Waterloo County and settled at Freeport on the Grand River.
Christian’s son Benjamin Shantz (1811-1868) 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 (1814-1862) on April 10, 1842 and together they had ten children; Josiah K. Schantz (1834-1913), Catharine Schantz (May 17, 1836-February 28, 1917), Hannah Schantz (April 1, 1838-August 20, 1841), Christian Schantz (January 20, 1840-?), Tobias Schantz (1842-1925), 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 white settler families of Waterloo County, primarily the Schantz, Moyer/Meyer and Bowman families, and material relating to descendants of the Moyer settlers of Lincoln County, Ontario.
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Loose photos originally a part of Album #1 [GA91-2003accrual-5-157]. File includes a list describing each photograph created by rych mills.
Photographs 3, 5-9, 11-14, 19: Victoria Park.
Photograph 10, 18: Dorothy and Clarke Russell and Clarke's sister posing in bathing suits.
Photograph 12: Clarke Russell playing the guitar.
Photograph 10-16: Waves breaking.
Photograph 10-17: Laura Reichold and Dorothy Russell, Highgate, July 1924.
Photographs 20-21: Suddaby School Kindergarten class pictures, identified.
Photograph 22: C.F.C.O., Chatham Ont. : postcard.
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Donated by Harold and Lynne Russell in 2003.
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Described in 2003.
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