Lebanon County Historical Society
924 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA, 17042
1883 – 1895 Inclusive date(s)
1883 – 1901 Normal date(s)
Schantz, F. J. F.
(is creator of)
Franklin Jakob Fogel Schantz was born January 8, 1836. He graduated from the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg in 1857 and served as the pastor of Lutheran churches in Reading, Catasaqua and Myerstown. Schantz became the minister of Frieden's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Myerstown in 1867 and remained until his death in 1907. He served as president of the Lutheran Ministerium and the Pennsylvania German Society and was a founding member of the Lebanon County Historical Society, delivering its opening address in February 1898. Schantz maintained an interest in the history of central Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Germans throughout the latter part of his life and published many historical addresses and essays.
Scope and Content
This small collection consists of 14 notebooks containing manuscript addresses, essays and lectures written by Schantz and delivered to the Pennsylvania German Society, the Lebanon County Historical Society, the Susquehanna Lutheran Reunion Association, Lutheran churches and other organizations. Several of the manuscripts in this collection were published in the Proceedings of the Pennsylvania German Society
or the Proceedings of the Lebanon County Historical Society
. The collection also contains a New Testament and a public school song book owned by Schantz.