File 233 - Schantz, Tobias Kolb : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Tobias Kolb : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-233

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  • 1863-1923 (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-seven letters received by Tobias Kolb Schantz.

Date and Place from: July 19, 1886 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: August 21, 1886 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N. Notes: Written on Dominion Publishing House letterhead.

Date and Place from: September 17, 1886 Toronto To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: September 23, 1886 Toronto To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: October 1, 1886 Toronto To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: October 4, 1886 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: October 5, 1886 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: October 8, 1886 St.Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: October 21, 1886 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: December 6, 1886 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: December 20, 1886 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: January 8, 1887 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: January 27, 1887 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: July 21, 1894 Columbia, SC To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Bond, Jno. H. Notes: Written on The Soldier Rev. L. L. Pickett, Editor letterhead.

Date and Place from: January 31, 1910 Oak Ridge, N.J. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Fretz, A. J., Rev. Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: January 19, 1923 Welland, Ontario To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Baillie, C.K., Mgr. Attachments: Two stamped envelopes included. Notes: Letter of acceptance for a job as salesman For Welland Nursery Co.

Date and Place from: January 16, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: This letter discusses the legalities of Tobias' father's will respecting his second wife and what she and her children are entitled to.

Date and Place from: January 27, 1863 C Mills, Preston To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Erb, L.H.?

Date and Place from: January 07, 1869 Montgomery Co., Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Fields, J.H.

Date and Place from: July 09, 1864 [Abrugdon, C.W.?] To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Gross, Mr. H.

Date and Place from: February 15, 1866 Breslau To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Kolb, Isaac, Cousin Notes: Reference to weather, cost of food, livestock, and general health.

Date and Place from: .00.00, 1863 Breslau To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Kolb, Jacob and Catherine Notes: About Tobias's distress over his father's second marriage. Also describes a bow or bend in the sky [eclipse of the moon?] and a "cancer" operation.

Date and Place from: February 22, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Writes about finances.

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

Date and Place from: September 10, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Writes about lending money to a member of the school board: "Could not well refuse - he is a Canadian too."

Date and Place from: September 28, 1869 Independence, Mo. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: February 16, 1887 Toronto To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: February 23, 1887 Hamilton To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E.N.

Date and Place from: May 11, 1895 Port Elgin, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Clark, R. A.

Date and Place from: July 19, 1886 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E. N. Notes: invoice.

Date and Place from: July 23, 1886 St. Chatharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E. N.

Date and Place from: Dec. 15-16, 1886 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E. N.

Date and Place from: Jan. 28, 1887 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E. N.

Date and Place from: Feb. 5, 1887 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E. N.

Date and Place from: Feb. 10, 1887 Toronto To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E. N. Notes: Written on Russell House letterhead.

Date and Place from: Feb. 26, 1887 Toronto, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E. N. Notes: Written on Russell House letterhead.

Date and Place from: March 2, 1887 St. Catharines, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Moyer, E. N.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

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Described in 1995.
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