File 202 - Schantz, Franklin Abram : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Franklin Abram : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-202

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  • 1906-1961 (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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Thirty letters received by Franklin Abram Schantz. Correspondents include brothers Arthur, Austin, Herbert, Orpheus, sisters Etta, Florence and Sophie. Includes correspondencts from several contacts in Didsbury Alberta relating to land transctions.

Date and Place from: December 12, 1946 Big Prairie, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Cartlidge, Arthur Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: February 5, 1948 Big Prairie, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Cartlidge, Arthur Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: January 10, 1906 Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Musselman, David M., Mrs. Notes: wedding announcement for Rebecca Musselman and William H. Woods.

Date and Place from: Feb. 23, 1912 Calgary, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Austin, A.G. Notes: Includes blank property listing form.

Date and Place from: Jan. 20, 1913 Clay Center, Kan. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Mantell, F.W.

Date and Place from: May 11, 1925 Toronto, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Haack, C.S. Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: Oct. 16, 1912 Sedgewick, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Ela Notes: Written on The Sedgewick Realty Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: Nov. 1, 1912 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Mantell, F. W.

Date and Place from: Oct. 6, 1915 Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Detwiler, N.B., Mr. and Mrs. Attachments: Envelope with stamp Notes: Funeral notice for Ethel Detwiler.

Date and Place from: n.d. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Detwiler, Ethel.

Date and Place from: April 7, 1913 Sedgewick, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Clemens, E. S. Attachments: Includes monthly statement, envelope with stamp Notes: Written on Sedgewick Liberal Association letterhead.

Date and Place from: May 6, 1913 Sedgewick, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Clemens, E.S.

Date and Place from: June 20, 1913 Toronto, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Master, Oliver.

Date and Place from: July 21, 1913 Montreal, Que. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Coristine, James.

Date and Place from: Nov. 15, 1913 Sedgewick, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Clemens, E.S.

Date and Place from: May 11, 1921 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Bode, John.

Date and Place from: June 1, 1921 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Bode, John.

Date and Place from: March 6, 1922 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Bode, John.

Date and Place from: May 25, 1922 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Bode, John.

Date and Place from: April 14, 1923 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Bode, John.

Date and Place from: Dec. 6, 1924 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Bode, John.

Date and Place from: Dec. 17, 1924 Toronto, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From McKechnie, J.B.

Date and Place from: Dec. 20, 1924 Petersburg, Ont. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Hallman, J.C.

Date and Place from: Jan. 12, 1925 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Bode, John.

Date and Place from: May 30, 1925 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Bode, John.

Date and Place from: Sept. 8, 1925 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Bode, John.

Date and Place from: Feb. 4, 1907 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Beno, Adolph Attachments: Envelope with stamp dated Dec. 22, 1905.

Date and Place from: March 19, 1907 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Beno, Adolph.

Date and Place from: May 10, 1961 Calgary, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Kyles, A. R. Notes: copy; envelope with stamp included.

Date and Place from: May 11, 1926 Chicago, IL To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Illinois Audobon Society Notes: Annual outing card from Orpheus.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

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Described in 1995.
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