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Photograph Album #2.
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- Schantz Russell Family
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504 photographs : b&w ; 12 x 10 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.
Scope and content
One photograph album. Includes a list describing each photograph created by rych mills. Some photographs identified.
Albums contain snapshots of Dorothy Russell and classmates at the Toronto Normal School, friends and relatives in various locations, including Cleveland, Ohio, Chicago, Illinois, Grimsby, the reservoir (Toronto), Scarborough Bluffs, Sarnia, Niagara Falls, Rockwood, Woodstock, Parry Sound, Kettle Point, Ipperwash Beach, and Port Dover, Ontario. Includes many snapshots of Victoria Park, Schneider Ave. and David St. in Kitchener. Includes a snapshot of a car crashed through a bridge railing, of a river in flood, Swartzentruber Lake near Baden, King St. Kitchener from Frederick St. towards Walper Hotel, Merchants' Bank of Canada (Bank of Montreal) at King and Queen St. N., with streetcar and snapshots of a wedding party.
Album pages are in poor and fragile condition, with tearing repaired and reinforced by adhesive tape throughout.
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Donated by Harold and Lynne Russell in 2003.
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Album scanned as TIF files 2018.
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Page 81 includes two photos of people in head-to-toe redface.
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- Russell, Dorothy Etta (Subject)
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Described in 2003.
Revised by NM in January 2019.
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