File 239 - Schantz, Tobias Kolb and Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Tobias Kolb and Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

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  • 1864-1900 (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-two letters received by Tobias Kolb Schantz and his wife Mary Schantz (nee Moyer).

Date and Place from: January 12, 1889 Ottumwa, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Flagler, Samuel, Mr. and Mrs. Attachments: Includes newspaper clipping, envelope, no stamp Notes: wedding invitation for the marriage of Carrie and Orpheus.

Date and Place from: July 9, 1896 Wilmette, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hayes, Avery R., Mr. and Mrs. Notes: Wedding announcement for Charlotte Belle and Harry Rollin Moyer.

Date and Place from: July 9, 1896 Wilmette, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hayes, Avery R., Mr. and Mrs. Notes: Wedding announcement for Charlotte Belle and Harry Rollin Moyer.

Date and Place from: June 6, 1900 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Iowa State Normal School Attachments: Envelope with stamp included Notes: Invitation to Commencement Exercises.

Date and Place from: December 12, 1864 South Cayuga, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: October 05, 1864 South Cayuga, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: April 09, 1866 Campden, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: May 28, 1864 South Cayuga, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: June 11, 1864 South Cayuga, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Two letters in one, one an extract from Samuel's letters, both signed By A.N. Moyer. Writes about education.

Date and Place from: August 12, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: March 09, 1874 Port Elgin To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Eby, Solomon and Catherine Notes: About the deaths from the winter.

Date and Place from: October 23, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: December 30, 1866 Waterloo To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Kolb, Jacob and Kolb, Catherine.

Date and Place from: November 30, 1865 Campden, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: March 18, 1866 Campden, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: May 13, 1866 Campden, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Writes about his vaccination shot.

Date and Place from: June 25, 1866 Campden, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Advice on college and the importance of an education.

Date and Place from: December 15, 1866 Campden, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: [1869?] [Independence, Mo.?] To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Two partial letters, no salutation or closing on either. Possibly written by Abraham N. Moyer.

Date and Place from: April 31, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: May 20, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: May 24, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: June 04, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Lists the value of his property and breaks it down eg. price of lot, house, fruit trees etc.

Date and Place from: July 06, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Writes that he will sell his property to a Mr. Morley. Letter indicates that Mary and Tobias are living in this house, which is owned by A.N. Moyer.

Date and Place from: September 15, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: October 18, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: November 18, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: November 22, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: December 11, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: December 15, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: December 16, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Writes about the best place to homestead.

Date and Place from: January 25, 1866 Preston To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Erb, Jacob K. and Erb, Julia.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

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