File 242 - 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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    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-six letters received by Tobias Kolb Schantz and his wife Mary Schantz.

Date and Place from: March 29, 1907 Elk Lodge, Alta. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, 1876-1958 Notes: Includes note to Dorothy.

Date and Place from: February 18, 1912 Wetaskiwin To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Schantz, Christian K. and Schantz, Mary.

Date and Place from: January 1, 1914 Westcott, Alta. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, 1876-1958 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: November 4, 1901 La Grange, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Attachments: Envelope with stamp Notes: Wedding invitation for Mary Emma Moyer and Thomas Cowen Kelly.

Date and Place from: September 20, 1916 La Grange, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Oakley, James Augustus, Mr. and Mrs. Attachments: Envelope with stamp Notes: Wedding invitation for Ethel Oakley Kinnett to Robert Bliss Moyer.

Date and Place from: March 05, 1876 Vinton, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: "Office of S.G. Moyer, Dry Goods and Carpets" Personal letter on business letterhead.

Date and Place from: November 16, 1877 Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: "Office of the Clerk of the District & Circuit Courts, H.E. Warner, Clerk." Personal letter on business letterhead.

Date and Place from: November 07, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: Short note: "Sophie is still very low.", "Sophie has typhoid fever."

Date and Place from: September 25, 1875 Chicago To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: "J.V. Farwell & Co., Dry Goods" Personal letter on business letterhead.

Date and Place from: April 30, 1866 East Zorra To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935? From Moyer, Samuel M.

Date and Place from: October 05, 1866 East Zorra To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel M.

Date and Place from: November 21, 1870 Campden, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935? From Moyer, Samuel M.

Date and Place from: December 30, 1880 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: June 06, 1881 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and 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: July 06, 1881 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and 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: September 09, 1881 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and 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, business letterhead.

Date and Place from: October 27, 1881 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: "Hazlett & Moyer, Dry Goods, Carpets, Boots and Shoes". Personal letter on business letterhead. Writes to Letterhead them know that Orpheus is doing well at the job there, not to worry. Also that mother is not well, "her liver causes the trouble. The Dr. tells me she has chronic liver trouble & that effects the mind."

Date and Place from: July 16, 1882 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: June 25, [18--] Doylestown To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885.

Date and Place from: November 25, 1866 Clinton, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870 Notes: Written by A.N. and Sophia Moyer Additional signatories: Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: May 23, 1866 Cambridge, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: July 02, 1866 Cambridge, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: December 11, 1870 Pekin, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: July 28, 1866 Campden, C.W. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870.

Date and Place from: Feb. 9, 1894 Battle River To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 and Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, [C. & M.].

Date and Place from: Feb. 23, 1897 Lewisville To Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 and Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, C. & M.

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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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