File 201 - Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-201

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  • 1895-1902 (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-one letters received by Florence Annie Catherine Schantz.

Date and Place from: October 4, 1895 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: December 28, 1895 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: April 2, 1896 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: April 29, 1896 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: July 30, 1896 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Letter torn.

Date and Place from: February 8, 1897 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: December 24, 1897 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: February 24, 1898 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: April 20, 1898 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Notes: Written on EMS letterhead.

Date and Place from: July 16, 1898 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: August 11, 1898 Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Herbert Cecil Palmer, 1883-1912 Notes: Includes letter to Frank.

Date and Place from: November 25, 1898 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: May 25, 1899 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: June 12, 1899 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 Notes: Includes note from Etta.

Date and Place from: August 3, 1899 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: August 10, 1899 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: November 11, 1899 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: December 6, 1899 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: December 28, 1899 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 Attachments: Envelope with stamp included.

Date and Place from: January 19, 1900 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: March 23, 1902 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938 From White, Ward Malott, 1870-1948.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

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Described in 1995.
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