File 212 - Schantz, Franklin Abram : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Franklin Abram : correspondence received.

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  • [ca.1899-1928] (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-six letters received by Franklin Abram Schantz.

Date and Place from: Aug. 17, 1899 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: Jan. 10, 1900 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900.

Date and Place from: March 4, 1907 Oakesdale, WA To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Woodward, A. F.

Date and Place from: May 20, 1927 Olney, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: Nov. 2, 1928 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: May 24, ? 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: n.d. s.l. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: partial letter, salutation missing.

Date and Place from: n.d. s.l. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: partial letter, salutation missing.

Date and Place from: n.d. s.l. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Unknown Notes: no closing.

Date and Place from: n.d. s.l. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: partial letter, no salutation or closing.

Date and Place from: March 25, 1913 Westcott, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From ?, Tom.

Date and Place from: Feb. 4, 1918 Westcott, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Stickney, William Notes: assessment notice to F. A. Schantz of Kitchener.

Date and Place from: May 14, 1899 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From White, Ward Malott, 1870-1948 Notes: Includes note from Etta.

Date and Place from: June 24, 1899 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Unknown Notes: Partial letter, no closing (possibly from Mother Schantz).

Date and Place from: Feb. 21, 1913 Toronto, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Spence, Ben. H. Notes: Written on The Dominion Alliance for the Suppression of the Liquor Traffic letterhead.

Date and Place from: Feb. 22, 1913 Vineland, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Snyder, Mrs. M. G.

Date and Place from: July 16, 1913 Toronto, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Taylor, W. Notes: Written on M. Sloman & Co. Ltd. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: n.d. Carstairs, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Steckly, J. J.

Date and Place from: Feb. 14, 1917 Kitchener, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Smyth, R.

Date and Place from: Dec. 12, 1917 Carstairs, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Steckly, J.J.

Date and Place from: Nov. 25, 1918 Carstairs, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Shantz, Ezra.

Date and Place from: Feb. 21, 1919 Didsbury, Alta To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Tuggle, Jesse G.

Date and Place from: April 11, 1919 Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Tuggle, Jesse G.

Date and Place from: May 22, 1919 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Tuggle, Jesse G.

Date and Place from: June 26, 1918 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Wilson, W.M.

Date and Place from: Aug. 15, 1922 Orville, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958.

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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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