File 186 - Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

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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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Fifteen letters received by Mary Schantz (nee Moyer) from friends and relatives.

Date and Place from: October 06, 1862 Louth To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935? From Moyer, Anna.

Date and Place from: January 16, 1862 Clinton To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Barbara.

Date and Place from: May 29, 1862 Clinton To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Barbara.

Date and Place from: December 25, 1862 Clinton To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Barbara.

Date and Place from: June 14, 1859 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Writes About the crops and how the weather is affecting them. Tells of Samuel wanting to farm.

Date and Place from: September 09, 1859 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: August 18, 1860 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Writes about letters he has received from other family members, also about school.

Date and Place from: September 28, 1862 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Writes about attending the funeral of Cousin Rebecca Nash.

Date and Place from: December 17, 1862 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: [1862?] s.l. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885.

Date and Place from: October 03, 1862 Toronto To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Mattie Notes: Writes about teaching school.

Date and Place from: September 22, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: Hopes she is enjoying school, and tells her "No doubt you will be able to learn there, what you never could learn at home, and, what will be of more or at least as much, value to you as the book education you get."

Date and Place from: October 28, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835.

Date and Place from: .11.11, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835.

Date and Place from: November 13, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835.

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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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