File 207 - Schantz, Franklin Abram : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Franklin Abram : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-207

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  • 1890-1905 (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-five letters received by Franklin Abram Schantz.

Date and Place from: June 4, 1902 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Jan. 10, 1899 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 Attachments: Includes letter written to Herbert, envelope, no stamp.

Date and Place from: March 28, 1900 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: March 30, 1890 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: April 19, 1890 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Jan. 5, 1893 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 Notes: Written on Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Wholesale Dry Goods letterhead.

Date and Place from: April 27, 1890 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Feb. 21, 1891 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: May 24, 1892 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Dec. 17, 1898 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Oct. 14, 1902 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Dec. 15, 1902 Rifle, Colo. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: March 27, 1903 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: May 28, 1903 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 Notes: Partial letter (from Austin?).

Date and Place from: June 30, 1902 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Aug. 11, 1903 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Oct. 8, 1903 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Jan. 23, 1904 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: June 28, 1904 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: March 14, 1905 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: April 30, 1905 Alberta To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: April 24, 1905 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Oct. 3, 1905 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Oct. 23, 1905 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Oct. 30, 1905 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Nov. 7, 1905 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Nov. 22, 1905 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Dec. 1, 1905 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Dec. 5, 1905 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Dec. 22, 1905 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Sept. 12, 1901 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: March 7, 1903 Pocatello, Idaho To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: Oct. 23, 1902 Rifle, CO To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: Nov. 24, 1902 Rifle, Colo. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: December 18, 1901 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

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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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