File 224 - Schantz, Sophie Emma : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Sophie Emma : correspondence received.

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  • [18--?]-[19--?] (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-eight letters received by Sophie Emma Schantz.

Date and Place from: October 7, 1907 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: April 8, 1898 Atlantic, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: May 20, 1899 Latah, Wash. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, 1876-1958.

Date and Place from: December 14, 1897 La Grange, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, M. Emma.

Date and Place from: Feb. 10, [18--?] Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Ela Bliss.

Date and Place from: March 30, [18--?] Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Ela Bliss.

Date and Place from: June 25, 1899 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Newgrass, L. M., Mrs. Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: March 10, 1891 Campden To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Nash, Henry A.

Date and Place from: March 6, 1892 Leamington, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Nash, Henry A.

Date and Place from: April 23, 1892 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Rice, Ella.

Date and Place from: June 29, 1898 Atlanta, Georgia To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Leander Notes: Written on State Executive Committee, Georgia Young Men's Christian Associations letterhead.

Date and Place from: August 30, 1897 Buffalo, N.Y. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Jacob M.

Date and Place from: September 10, 1897 Buffalo, N.Y. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Jacob M.

Date and Place from: November 22, 1897 Buffalo, N.Y. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Jacob M.

Date and Place from: August 22, 1896 Aikenside To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, 1876-1958.

Date and Place from: July 24, [18--?] Chicago To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: August 03, 1890 Chigaco To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: June 02, 1898 Ottumwa, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 Notes: Name not shown in salutation.

Date and Place from: January 12, 1900 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: August 08, 1902 Council Bluffs, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: October 31, [19--?] Morton Park, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Cornelia Caroline Flagler, 1864-1951 Attachments: Includes fabric samples, clippings of dress patterns.

Date and Place from: November 14, 1895 Morton Park, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Cornelia Caroline Flagler, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: July 29, 1899 Chicago To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Cornelia Caroline Flagler, 1864-1951 Attachments: Includes envelope, no stamp.

Date and Place from: May 27, [19--?] Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Cornelia Caroline Flagler, 1864-1951 Notes: Partial letter, no salutation.

Date and Place from: Oct. 31, 1875 Campden, ON To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: Nov. 22, 1877 St. Catharines To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: Nov. 8, 1879 Vinton, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Ela Bliss.

Date and Place from: Sept. 17, 1880 Campden, ON To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Gilbert.

Date and Place from: Jan. 31, 1880 Jordan Station, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933.

Date and Place from: March 30, 1884 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: July 1, 1884 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: March 1, 1889 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Ela Bliss.

Date and Place from: May 11, 1889 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Ela Bliss.

Date and Place from: June 12, 1889 New Hamburg, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Nash, H. A.

Date and Place from: April 12, 1891 Campden, ON To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Ella.

Date and Place from: Jan. 9, 1893 Harrisburg To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From [Poffenberger, Mrs.].

Date and Place from: Aug. 31, 1893 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959.

Date and Place from: Aug. 11, 1901 LaGrange, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Includes envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: Dec. 29, 1901 Morton Park, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Schantz, Cornelia Caroline Flagler, 1864-1951 Notes: Includes envelope.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

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Described in 1995.
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