File 217 - Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

File

Reference code

SCA118-GA91-7-217

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1870-1916 (Creation)
    Creator
    Schantz Russell Family

Physical description area

Physical description

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Biographical history

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.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Fifty-one letters received by Mary Schantz (nee Moyer).

Date and Place from: June 10, 1913 Hinsdale, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Attachments: Envelope.

Date and Place from: August 26, 1913 Hinsdale, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Attachments: Envelope.

Date and Place from: January 7, 1915 Hinsdale, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: March 6, 1915 Hinsdale, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: April 5, 1915 Hinsdale, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: May 20, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Writes Along the Side of the Inside Page.

Date and Place from: June 18, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Writes about his trip to Massachusetts.

Date and Place from: July 17, 1870 Mount Washington, Mass. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: August 04, 1870 Vineland, New Jersey To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: August 12, 1870 Nashville, Ont. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: August 19, 1870 Campden, ON To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: September 03, 1870 Campden, ON To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: September 16, 1870 St. Catherines, Ont. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: September 20, 1870 St. Catherines, Ont. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: September 29, 1870 St. Catherines, Ont. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: October 06, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: June 23, 1875 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: July 01, 1876 Vinton, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Writes about having a new baby girl, and the economy.

Date and Place from: July 22, 1881 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919] Notes: "Hazlett & Moyer, Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods, Notions, Carpets, Boots and Shoes, &c." Personal letter on business letterhead.

Date and Place from: September 29, 1881 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: "Hazlett & Moyer, Dry Goods, Carpets, Boots and Shoes". Personal letter on business letterhead.

Date and Place from: December 17, 1881 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: "Hazlett & Moyer, Dry Goods, Carpets, Boots and Shoes". Personal letter on business letterhead.

Date and Place from: April 20, 1882 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: "Hazlett & Moyer, Dry Goods, Carpets, Boots and Shoes". Personal Letter on business letterhead.

Date and Place from: February 06, 1883 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: "Hazlett & Moyer, Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Notions etc., etc." Personal letter on business letterhead. Talks about their mother's cancer.

Date and Place from: January 07, 1882 Berkeley, Calif To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: "Children's Home Society of California."

Date and Place from: Jan. 15, 1883 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Hazlett & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: Sept. 12, 1883 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Hazlett & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: Sept. 25, 1883 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Hazlett & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: Sept. 28, 1883 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Hazlett & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: Dec. 27, 1883 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Hazlett & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: April 27, 1886 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Cobb & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: Aug. 31, 1886 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Cobb & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: Sept. 3, 1886 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Cobb & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: Sept. 25, 1886 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Cobb & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: Oct. 22, 1886 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Cobb & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: Nov. 15, 1886 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Cobb & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: Dec. 22, 1886 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Cobb & Moyer.

Date and Place from: Dec. 31, 1886 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Wilson & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: Jan. 21, 1887 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Clifton House letterhead.

Date and Place from: Feb. 5, 1887 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Written on Wilson & Moyer letterhead.

Date and Place from: Nov. 1, 1912 Plainfield, N.J. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: Dec. 6, 1913 Plainfield, N.J. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes envelope.

Date and Place from: Jan. 3, 1914 Plainfield, N.J. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: March 26, 1914 Hinsdale, Ill. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: July 3, 1914 El Cajon, Calif. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: June 2, 1915 Plainfield, N.J. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes two envelopes with stamps.

Date and Place from: Sept. 12, 1915 Plainfield, N.J. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes stamp with envelope.

Date and Place from: Feb. 20, 1916 Plainfield, N.J. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: May 16, 1916 Plainfield, N.J. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: June 1, 1916 Plainfield, N.J. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: July 29, 1916 Plainfield, N.J. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: Oct. 26, 1916 Plainfield, N.J. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: Oct. 27, 1916 Plainfield, N.J. To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes envelope with stamp.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

Arrangement

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Described in 1995.
Revised by NM in February 2019.

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres