File 200 - Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine : correspondence received.

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  • 1890-1928 (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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Twenty-five letters received by Florence Annie Catherine Schantz. Correspondents include brothers Arthur, Austin and Herbert, sister Etta, brother-in-Law ward White, mother Mary Schantz, as well as cousins and friends.

Date and Place from: July 21, 1898 Balsam Grove, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Eva.

Date and Place from: January 1, 1903 Goderich, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Johnston, Grace.

Date and Place from: January 1, 1906 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Alvin.

Date and Place from: November 7, 1918 Ottawa To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Beddome, Jean.

Date and Place from: n.d. s.l. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: April 12, 1890 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: May 18, 1896 Chater, Alta. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, 1876-1958.

Date and Place from: January 9, 1898 Morton Park, Ill. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, 1876-1958.

Date and Place from: July 22, 1898 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: April 18, 1899 Latah, Wash. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, 1876-1958 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: May 8, 1899 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: April 1, 1907 Elk Lodge, Alta. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, 1876-1958.

Date and Place from: December 22, ? Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: October 9, 1892 Morton Park, Ill. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: August 19, 1893 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: Alta. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, 1876-1958.

Date and Place from: November 14, 1920 Toronto To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Russell, Dorothy Etta, 1900- Attachments: Includes envelope, no stamp.

Date and Place from: December 18, 1901 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: June 00, 1921 No Place To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Russell, Dorothy Etta.

Date and Place from: September 07, 1928 Chatham To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Russell, Dorothy Etta. Notes: Partial letter, no closing written on Department of Public Highways Motor Vehicles Branch letterhead.

Date and Place from: May 8, [1899] Port Elgin, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From ?, Annie.

Date and Place from: Oct. 4, 1903 LaGrange, Ill. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Moyer, Mollie.

Date and Place from: Aug. 25, 1905 Lewisville, Alta. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From ?, Alvin.

Date and Place from: Jan. 26, 1913 Carrot Creek, Alta. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From ?, Martha.

Date and Place from: Dec. 30, 1895 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 Notes: Envelope only, includes 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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