File 253 - White, Etta Lydia Mary : correspondence received.

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

White, Etta Lydia Mary : correspondence received.

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

File

Reference code

SCA118-GA91-7-253

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1897-1900 (Creation)
    Creator
    Schantz Russell Family

Physical description area

Physical description

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Biographical history

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.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Eighteen letters received by Etta Lydia Mary White (nee Schantz).

Date and Place from: September 7, 1897 Cedar Falls, Iowa To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Attachments: Envelope included, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: September 23, 1897 New Hamburg, Ont. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Rebecca and Will Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: October 22, 1897 Morton Park, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: January 6, 1898 Morton Park, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Includes envelope, stamp removed Notes: Invitation.

Date and Place from: January 21, 1898 Chicago, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on North American Transportation and Trading Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: February 15, 1898 Morton Park, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Ruth Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: April 14, 1898 Atlantic, Iowa To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: September 19, 1898 Chicago, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed Notes: Written on North American Transportation and Trading Co. Letterhead.

Date and Place from: February 21, 1899 Morton Park, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Cornelia Caroline Flagler, 1864-1951.

Date and Place from: February 22, 1899 Morton Park, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: February 23, 1899 Chicago, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, 1876-1958 Notes: Written on Weare Commission Company letterhead.

Date and Place from: June 4, 1899 Morton Park, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Includes letter from Carrie.

Date and Place from: June 19, 1899 Council Bluffs, Iowa To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: January 4, 1900 Council Bluff, Iowa To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Austin Tobias, 1871-1959 Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: February 5, 1900 Morton Park, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Ruth Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: March, 12, 1900 Didsbury, Alta. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Arthur Benjamin, 1876-1958 Attachments: Envelope, stamp removed.

Date and Place from: April 12, 1900 Morton Park, Ill. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Orpheus Moyer, 1864-1951 Notes: Written on Board of Education letterhead.

Date and Place from: April 31, 1900 Berlin, Ont. To White, Etta Lydia Mary, 1866-1900 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

Arrangement

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Described in 1995.
Revised by NM in February 2019.

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres