Schantz, Austin Tobias

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Schantz, Austin Tobias

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1871-1959

History

Austin was born to Tobias and Mary Schantz on October 5, 1871 in Hawkesville, Waterloo County and raised alongside his seven siblings; Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary Schantz, Sophie Emma Schantz, Franklin Abram Schantz, Arthur Benjamin Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine Schantz, and Herbert Cecil Palmer Schantz.

In 1877 Austin and his family moved to Conestogo, Waterloo County and later to Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario in 1884.

In the 1890s Austin moved to Chicago, Illinois and worked as a clerk with Chas. Gossage & Co, a dry goods store. During this period, he sent money home to support his family in Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario.

Austin moved frequently between Iowa and Nebraska in the late 1890s.

Austin moved out west to homestead in Alberta with his brother Arthur, his father Tobias and his brother-in-law Ward White in 1900. They each claimed a quarter section of a 160 acres of land southwest of Didsbury, Alberta for a fee of $10.00. Austin lived in a small framed house with finished wood in Alberta. Between 1911-1912, his sister Florence helped him keep house. Austin kept angora goats and hogs on his property and possibly some horses. He had two dogs named Tony and Bobs.

Between 1917-1919, Austin worked as a courier between a mine and a nearby town around Grant, Colorado. As a courier, Austin made two trips a month carrying supplies, mail and samples of ore for assaying between the mine and the town. In the meantime, a neighbour in Didsbury, Alberta maintained his crop and stock back home.

During the 1920s and 1930s Austin travelled frequently. He briefly worked as a caretaker for a mine in Denver, Colorado.

In 1942, he returned to Kitchener, Ontario and moved into the family home at 43 Schneider Avenue. Austin subsequently suffered from rheumatism and dementia and died at Sunnyside Nursing Care Home on June 9, 1959.

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Schantz, Mary (1840-1935)

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family

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Schantz, Mary

is the parent of

Schantz, Austin Tobias

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1871-1935

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Schantz, Tobias Kolb (1842-1925)

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family

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Schantz, Tobias Kolb

is the parent of

Schantz, Austin Tobias

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1871-1925

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Schantz, Herbert Cecil Palmer (1883-1912)

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family

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Schantz, Herbert Cecil Palmer

is the sibling of

Schantz, Austin Tobias

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1883-1912

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Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine (1879-1938)

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family

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Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine

is the sibling of

Schantz, Austin Tobias

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1879-1938

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Schantz, Arthur Benjamin (1876-1958)

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family

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Schantz, Arthur Benjamin

is the sibling of

Schantz, Austin Tobias

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1876-1958

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Schantz, Franklin Abram (1874-1962)

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family

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Schantz, Franklin Abram

is the sibling of

Schantz, Austin Tobias

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1874-1959

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White, Etta Lydia Mary (1866-1900)

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family

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White, Etta Lydia Mary

is the sibling of

Schantz, Austin Tobias

Dates of the relationship

1871-1900

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Schantz, Sophie Emma (1869-1958)

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family

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Schantz, Sophie Emma

is the sibling of

Schantz, Austin Tobias

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1871-1958

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer (1864-1951)

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family

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer

is the sibling of

Schantz, Austin Tobias

Dates of the relationship

1871-1951

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Revised by NM in January 2019.

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  • English

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Schantz Family of Berlin: The Children of Tobias and Mary Schantz by Harold Russell. SCA118-GA391-2-45

“Schantz Family Homesteading in Alberta: Homesteading In The West: The Schantz Family Experience by Harold Russell. SCA118-GA391-2-56

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