File 211 - Schantz, Franklin Abram : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Franklin Abram : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-211

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  • 1913-1926 (Creation)
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    Schantz Russell Family

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1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm

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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-two letters received by Franklin Abram Schantz.

Date and Place from: Oct. 9, 1924 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools letterhead.

Date and Place from: April 13, 1923 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools.

Date and Place from: July 7, 1923 Dayton, Ohio To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Hotel Gibbons letterhead.

Date and Place from: April 14, 1925 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools letterhead.

Date and Place from: Aug. 13, 1926 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Schantz tours letterhead.

Date and Place from: Sept. 23, 1926 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Illinois Audubon Society letterhead.

Date and Place from: Jan. 8, 1913 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools letterhead.

Date and Place from: Sept. 27, 1920 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools letterhead.

Date and Place from: Dec. 31, 1920 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools letterhead.

Date and Place from: Feb. 11, 1921 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools letterhead.

Date and Place from: April 16, 1921 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on The Geographic Society of Chicago letterhead; newspaper clipping enclosed re Cicero bank robbery.

Date and Place from: Aug. 2, 1921 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools letterhead.

Date and Place from: July 17, 1921 Cicero To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: Oct. 6, 1921 Cicero, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: May 19, 1913 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools letterhead.

Date and Place from: May 28, 1913 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools letterhead.

Date and Place from: March 3, 1913 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools letterhead.

Date and Place from: May 26, 1913 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: Sept. 9, 1915 Grant Lake Co., Colorado To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: partial letter, closing missing.

Date and Place from: Aug. 21, 1922 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Trustees of Schools Letterhead.

Date and Place from: May 26, 1926 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: The Schantz Tours itinerary enclosed, also hand drawing of house, garden plot Notes: Letterhead, The Schantz Tours.

Date and Place from: Sept. 15, 1926 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Photo, poem by Orpheus enclosed Notes: Letterhead Schantz Tours.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

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Described in 1995.
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