File 237 - Schantz, Tobias Kolb : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Tobias Kolb : correspondence received.

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  • [18--?]-1907 (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 letters received by Tobias Kolb Schantz.

Date and Place from: September 15, 1894 South Cayuga, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: [1880?] Berlin, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: March 10, 1887 Cedar Falls To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: March 10, 1887 Cedar Falls To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: March 12, 1887 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary] Attachments: A fragment of paper included with letter.

Date and Place from: March 25, 1887 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: March 31, 1887 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: April 04, 1887 Cedar Falls To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: April 07, 1887 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: April 10, [1887?] Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: April 13, 1887 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: April 18, 1887 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: May 10, 1888 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: June 29, 1888 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: July 02, 1888 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: July 13, 1888 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: July 17, 1888 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary.

Date and Place from: July 20, 1888 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935

Date and Place from: October 25, 1888 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: November 19, 1888 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: October 24, 1889 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: November 05, 1889 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: November 14, 1889 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: May 08, 1891 Campden, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: [18-?] Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: [18-?] [Berlin, Ont.?] To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 Notes: writes letter on letterhead paper. "Bought of Eby Brother & Hallman, Dealers in All Kinds of Hardware, Stoves and Tinware". Writes "I take this paper because it happens to be all there is in the book."

Date and Place from: [18-?] s.l. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: [18-?] s.l. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: May 11, 1891 Campden, ON To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: March 18, 1907 Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

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Described in 1995.
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