File 240 - 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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  • 1866-1905 (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.

Date and Place from: December 12, 1886 Hoskins, Dak. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: December 6, 1905 Bushong, Kan. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, J. C., Rev. and Mrs. Attachments: Wedding invitation for Mabel Moyer and William Homer Copeland.

Date and Place from: October 15, 1866 St Catherines To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Talks about his fathers death, and how it still saddens him.

Date and Place from: October 30, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: October 27, 1869 La Salle, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: "Hatch, Brown & Co., Dry Goods, Carpets & Merchant Tailoring, Large Double Store."

Date and Place from: September 23, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: September 23, 1870 Greenwood, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Recipe included in the letter.

Date and Place from: February 06, 1866 Campden, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Additional signatories: Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: July 08, 1866 St. Catherines, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: May 09, 1869 St. Catherines To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: June 30, 1869 La Salle, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: August 09, 1869 La Salle, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: November 04, 1869 La Salle, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: December 10, 1869 La Salle, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: December 26, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: About the death of Sophia and writes in the letter her dying words.

Date and Place from: October 07, 1877 St. Catherines To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: January 14, 1870 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: January 16, 1870 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: February 24, 1870 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Lists costs of rent, butter, cows & horses, wood etc.

Date and Place from: May 07, 1870 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: July 19, 1870 Sedalia, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: October 29, 1870 Greenwood, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: November 22, 1870 Greenwood, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Writes about Sophies death and her final hours.

Date and Place from: July 04, 1876 Wyandotte, Kan. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: January 19, 1877 Wyandotte, Kan. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: September 22, 1891 Kansas City, Kan. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: On letterhead: "The Wyandotte National Bank" Kansas City, Kan.

Date and Place from: February 28, 1864 Green River, Henry Co., Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: March 18, 1866 Campden, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: May 06, 1866 St. Catherines, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: August 12, 1866 St. Catherines, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: December 08, 1869 La Salle, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: January 16, 1875 Campden To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Writes about everyone's health.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

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Described in 1995.
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