File 209 - Schantz, Franklin Abram : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Franklin Abram : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-209

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  • 1882-1893 (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 Franklin Abram Schantz.

Date and Place from: April 30, 1882 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: Oct. 6, 1886 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Cobb & Moyer Dry Goods, Carpets & Millinery letterhead.

Date and Place from: May 13, 1887 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Wilson & Moyer, Dry Goods, Carpets and Millinery letterhead.

Date and Place from: Feb. 4, 1890 s.l. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: Jan. 13, 1891 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: partial letter, closing missing.

Date and Place from: Sept. 16, 1891 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: Jan. 4, 1893 Morton Park, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: Sept. 24, 1886 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: Aug. 18, 1890 Ottumwa, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Patriarchal Circle of America letterhead.

Date and Place from: March 17, 1892 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: Sept. 19, 1892 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: Nov. 27, 1892 Morton Park, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: May 2, 1893 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: March 20, 1898 Morton Park, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: Jan. 7, 1883 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: March 8, 1890 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: Nov. 22, 1891 Ottumwa, Iowa To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: partial letter, no salutation; written on Ottumwa Cal Palace letterhead.

Date and Place from: Nov. 22, 1891 Morton Park, Ill To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: partial letter, no closing.

Date and Place from: Sept. 6, 1898 s.l. To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Herbert Cecil Palmer, 1883-1912.

Date and Place from: October 10, 1907 Didsbury To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine, 1879-1938.

Date and Place from: Sept. 13, 1892 Chicago, IL To Schantz, Franklin Abram, 1874-1962 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Letterhead.

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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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