File 215 - Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-215

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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 Mary Schantz (nee Moyer).

Date and Place from: January 30, 1912 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: April 7, 1912 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: April 20, 1912 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: December 21, 1912 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: March 27, 1913 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: April 17, 1913 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Attachments: Includes pamphlet "How to Adjust the Corset", several poems also enclosed, also envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: October 16, 1913 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Attachments: Envelope with stamp, article dated August 21 enclosed.

Date and Place from: May 12, 1914 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: June 22, 1914 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Attachments: Includes two poems, envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: August 29, 1914 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: November 8, 1914 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: May 30, 1915 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: November 14, 1915 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: March 22, 1916 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Attachments: Envelope with stamp, also includes one poem written in German.

Date and Place from: December 31, 1916 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Attachments: Envelope with stamp, brochure re. Eagle Shirt enclosed.

Date and Place from: May 04, 1879 Jordan Station To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: May 10, 1870 La Salle, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: June 09, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Explains why he left his job with "Hatch, Brown & Co."

Date and Place from: November 18, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Writes that their sister Sophia has died. She had a baby that is 7 weeks old.

Date and Place from: Aug. 1, 1915 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: March 2, 1916 Harrisburg, Pa. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Includes envlope with stamps.

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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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