File 251 - White, Etta Lydia Mary : correspondence received.

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White, Etta Lydia Mary : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-251

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  • 1897-1899 (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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Fourteen letters received by Etta Lydia Mary White (nee Schantz).

Date and Place from: September 13, 1897 New York, N.Y.. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Flagler, Lizzie Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed Notes: Written on P. B. Weare & Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: September 18, 1897 Lake Geneva, Wis. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Ellis, Katharin Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: September 28, 1897 New York, N.Y. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Flagler, Lizzie Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: December 12, 1897 Hamilton, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Hart, S.K. Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: December 16, 1897 Morton Park, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Flagler, Nell Johnston Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: January 26, 1898 Berlin, ON To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Becker, Mary S. Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: June 8, 1898 Chicago, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Dix, Mary E. Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: March 14, 1899 New York, N.Y. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Flagler, Lizzie Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: April 15, 1899 Chicago, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Dix, Mary E. Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: June 6, 1899 Hamilton, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Hart, Joseph, Mr. and Mrs. Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed Notes: Wedding invitation for Mary Etta Hart and Frederick William Fink.

Date and Place from: June 7, 1899 New York, N.Y. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Flagler, Lizzie Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: June 15, 1899 Berlin, Ont. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Becker, Mary S. Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: June 16, 1899 Morton Park, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Chicago Froebel Association Attachments: Includes envelope, stamp removed Notes: Invitation to closing exercises.

Date and Place from: July 17, 1899 Chautauqua, N.Y. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Fink, Etta Hart Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

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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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