File 195 - Schantz, Austin Tobias : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Austin Tobias : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-195

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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-seven letters received by Austin Tobias Schantz.

Date and Place from: April 13, 1891 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: May 14, 1894 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Written on Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Postcard.

Date and Place from: September 21, 1894 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: September 26, 1894 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Postcard.

Date and Place from: September 28, 1894 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Postcard.

Date and Place from: October 8, 1894 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: October 17, 1894 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Unknown Attachments: Envelope only, includes stamp.

Date and Place from: December 31, 1894 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: May 17, 1895 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: May 18, 1895 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: July 9, 1895 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: November 30, 1895 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: May 21, 1896 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Written on Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Postcard.

Date and Place from: July 9, 1897 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: August 18, 1897 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: January 12, 1898 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: January 21, 1898 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, 1876-1958 Notes: Written on North American Transportation & Trading Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: September 20, 1898 Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: December 21, 1898 Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Notes: Written on North American Transportation & Trading Co. Letterhead. Includes note from mother.

Date and Place from: January 1899 San Francisco, Calif. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Vroom, R.D.H. Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: February 4, 1899 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Unknown Notes: Empty envelope only, includes stamp.

Date and Place from: April 20, 1900 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: May 13, 1890 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: n.d. Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 Notes: Includes note from Sophie.

Date and Place from: April 19, 1891 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 Notes: Partial letter, no closing.

Date and Place from: Dec. 5, 1894 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 Notes: Written on R. D. Lang & Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: July 12, 1898 Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 Notes: Includes note from Florence.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

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Described in 1995.
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