File 249 - Russell, Dorothy Etta : correspondence received.

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Russell, Dorothy Etta : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-249

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  • 1907-1910 (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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Eighteen letters received by Dorothy Etta Russell (nee White).

Date and Place from: September 23, 1907 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: October 10, 1907 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: October 22, 1907 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: November 8, 1907 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: December 7, 1907 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: February 23, 1908 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: July 21, 1908 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: January 13, 1908 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: November 15, 1908 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: December 16, 1908 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: May 3, 1909 To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Pearl.

Date and Place from: May 20, 1909 To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Pearl.

Date and Place from: July 12, 1918 Ottawa To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Beddome, Jean Notes: Written on Imperial Munitions Board letterhead.

Date and Place from: March 7, 1910 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: February 09, 1908 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: May 21, 1908 Didsbury, Alta.? To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: August 07, 1908 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Notes: Includes note from Frank Schantz.

Date and Place from: Nov. 19, 1908 Helena, Mont. To White, Dorothy Etta, 1900-2005 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on The Montana Children's Home Society letterhead; includes envelope with stamp.

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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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