Philip Charles Forster

                                                     ┌── Jacob Foster
                                                     │              
                          ┌── Jacob Joseph Forster ──┤
                          │    1836-1914             │
                          │                          └── Elisabeth Kuntz
                          │                                         
Philip Charles Forster ───┤
B: 1868                   │                          ┌── Joseph Bentz
D: 1947                   │                          │
                          └── Cidona Benz ───────────┤
                               1840-1910             │
                                                     └── Justina Ventz
M: Maria Wit
   ├── Lillian Catherine Forster (1918-2002) 1,2,3
   ├── Rev. Albert John Forster (1901-1990) 1,2
   ├── Francis Earl Forster (1909-1962) 1,2,4
   ├── Philip Charles Forster (1912-1997) 1,2
   └── Leo Mathias Forster (1916-1980) 1,2

Philip Charles Forster     [ID 00009] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Philip Charles Forster5 [Philip Clemens Forster1,6].

Born Apr 28 18682,5,7,8,9,10,11,12 [Jun 9 186813], Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia2,5,7,8,9,10,11,12.  

He married Maria Wit, Jun 14 1899, Holy Angels Church, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.2,14,15  Maria Wit was born Nov 17 1874, near Prague, Austria (now Czech Republic).11,16,17  

The family bible includes a marriage certificate reading:

"This Certifies that P. C. Foster [sic] of Chicago and Marie Witt of Chicago were united by me in the Bond of Holy Matrimony According to the rite of the Holy Roman Catholic Church at Holy Angels Church on the 14th day of June in the year of our Lord 1899".
Signed by "Rev. Thies".2  

Philip was an electrician.5,7  

Philip and Marie were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 5 1900), Chicago, Illinois:11

Foster, Phillipp C., head-of-household, age 32, born April 1868 in West Virginia; parents born in Germany; married 1 year; occupation: electrician; rented home.
Foster, Mary, wife, age 25, born Nov 1874 in Hungary; parents born in Hungary; immigrated 1888, U.S. resident 12 years; married 1 year; no children.

Philip and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 16 1910), 6741 S. Green St., Chicago, Illinois:18

Foster, Phil C., head-of-household, age 41, born in West Virginia; parents' birthplaces unknown; first marriage, married 10 years; occupation: electrician, installation; owned home (free).
Foster, Mary, wife, age 35, born in Illinois; parents' birthplaces unknown; married 10 years; 2 children, 2 living; attended school.
Foster, Albert, son, age 8, born in Illinois; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Illinois.
Foster, Earl, son, age 11 months, born in Illinois; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Illinois.
Witt, Marie, [unclear, sister??]-in-law, age 29, born in Austria; parents' birthplaces unknown; immigrated 1904; single.

Philip and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 16 1920), 7621 Morgan St., Chicago, Illinois:12

Foster, Phillip C., head-of-household, age 51, born in West Virginia; parents born in Germany; married; owned home, free of mortgage; occupation: electrician, packing plant.
Foster, Marie, wife, age 45, born in Austria; parents born in Austria; married; immigrated 1888; naturalized citizen in 1899.
Foster, Albert, son, age 18, born in Illinois; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Austria; single; attended school.
Foster, Francis, son, age 10, born in Illinois; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Austria; single; attended school.
Foster, Phillip, son, age 7, born in Illinois; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Austria; single; attended school.
Foster, Leo, son, age 5 years ? months, born in Illinois; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Austria; single.
Foster, Lillian, daughter, age 1 year ? months, born in Illinois; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Austria; single.
Living in the second-floor apartment of their home was a renter family:19
Jones, Charles H., head-of-household; age 39, born in Colorado; rents home; occupation: manager, laundry supplies company.
Jones, Jeanette, wife, age 32, born in Scotland; immigrated 1890; naturalized citizen 1895.
Jones, William, son, age 9, born in Illinois.
Jones, Lorraine, daughter, age 6, born in Illinois.
Jones, Charles Jr, son, age 3, born in Illinois.
Jones, Elaine, daughter, age 11 months, born in Illinois.

Philip and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 3 1930), 7621 So. Morgan St., Chicago, Illinois:20

Forster, Phillip C., head-of-household, age 62, born in West Virginia; parents born in Germany; married at age 31; owned home ($12,000 value); occupation: electrician, building trade.
Forster, Marie, wife, age 55, born in Czechoslovakia; parents born in Czechoslovakia; married at age 24; native language: Bohemian; immigrated 1900; naturalized citizen.
Forster, Albert, son, age 30, born in Illinois; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Czechoslovakia; single; occupation: clergyman, church.
Forster, Frank, son, age 20, born in Illinois; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Czechoslovakia; single; occupation: painting, electrical shop.
Forster, Phillip Jr, son, age 17, born in Illinois; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Czechoslovakia; single; attended school.
Forster, Leo, son, age 14, born in Illinois; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Czechoslovakia; single; attended school..
Forster, Lillian, daughter, 11, born in Illinois; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Czechoslovakia; single; attended school..

Philip Charles Forster died Apr 15 1947, St. George Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; 8:30 P.M.1,2,21,22,23  Philip died of "chronic myocarditis" (6 mos) due to "Arterio-sclerosos" (6 mos).5  

Philip's obituary was published in the "Chicago Tribune" (Chicago, Illinois) on April 17, 1947:24

Philip C. Forster, beloved husband of Marie Forster, loving father of the Rev. A. J. Forster, Frank, Philip Jr., Leo, and Mrs. Lillian Hinshaw.  Funeral Friday, 8:45 a.m., from his late residence, 7621 S. Morgan street, to St. Leo's church.  Interment St. Mary's cemetery.  Kindly omit flowers.  Stewart 7700

Maria Wit died Apr 17 1963, Colonial Nursing Home, South Holland, Cook County, Illinois; 5:30 A.M., age 88.16

(photo)Photo: Philip Foster birth record Ohio County, West Virginia 13

(photo)Photo: Philip C. Forster & Marie Witt marriage certificate 24

(photo)Photo: Philip C. Forster & Marie Witt Roman Catholic Church marriage certificate 24

(photo)Photo: Philip C. Forster & Marie Witt 1899 wedding photo 24

(photo)Photo: Marie Witt with son Philip Charles Forster 24

(photo)Photo: Philip C. Forster with son Philip Charles Forster, apparently about 1939 24

(photo)Photo: Marie Witt 1937

(photo)Photo: Philip C. Forster in later years 24

(photo)Photo: Marie Witt obituary 1963

(photo)Photo: Philip C. Forster newspaper article "Englewood Times" (Chicago, Illinois), Jan 26 1912 25

(photo)Photo: Marie Witt death certificate 24

(photo)Photo: Philip C. Forster & Marie Witt gravestone St. Mary's Cemetery 24


Sources

  1. "Geneological [sic] Summary of Forster Family", a scrap of family folklore prepared by ??.
  2. The Philip Forster family bible, dated (copyright) 1883, in the possession of Lillian (Forster) Hinshaw (1).
  3. personal knowledge.
  4. birth certificate.
  5. his death certificate.
  6. Lillian Catherine Forster birth certificate.
  7. Frank's birth certificate.
  8. West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. 1870 census, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia; page 262a-262b, line #40, dwelling #529, family #522.
  10. 1880 census, 5th Ward, 2nd subdivision, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia; roll T9-1410, page 321D-322A, line #44, dwelling #115, family #154.
  11. 1900 census, Town of Lake, 30th Ward, 7641 S. Green St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T623-283, ED 945, page 3B, line #55, dwelling #29, family #51.
  12. 1920 census, 32nd Ward, 7621 Morgan St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T625-350, ED 2014, page 13B, line #87, dwelling #174, family #322.
  13. Philip Foster birth record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
    http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=3002989&Type=Birth.
  14. his death certificate (name only).
  15. Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. her death certificate.
  17. his death certificate (wife: Marie, "aged 72 years").
  18. 1910 census, 32nd Ward, 7641 S. Green St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T624-278, ED 1392, page 2B, line #93, dwelling #28, family #47.
  19. 1920 census, 32nd Ward, 7621 Morgan St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; roll T625-350, ED 2014, page 13B, line #81, dwelling #174, family #321.
  20. 1930 census, Ward 18, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Sheet 3A, page 209, line #8, dwelling #28, family #51.
  21. his death certificate (8:30 P.M., "aged 78 years, 11 months, 18 days").
  22. State of Illinois; Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950:
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html.
  23. Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; http://www.ancestry.com.
  24. Ancestry Family Tree data "Forster- Pichler Family Tree" posted by "eforster1313" (Robert Forster).
  25. "Englewood Times" (Chicago, Illinois), Jan 26 1912; "Auburn Park News"; http://www.ancestry.com.


If you have additional information on this ancestor, please share! Click here to send email.
[If the above link does not work for you, e.g. AOL, then click here: AOL USERS CLICK HERE].


If you would like to save this person on your computer ▾ more...


Home Page Return to Home Page

Copyright © 1998, Jan Hinshaw. All rights reserved.
Permission is granted for all free personal, private and non-commercial uses.
Commercial use of any portion contained herein is expressly prohibited.

[This page was computer generated]
Spambot Bait!