Katherine Wilhelmine Foerster

31 October 1905–21 May 1985 (Age 79)
New York, United States

The Life of Katherine Wilhelmine

When Katherine Wilhelmine Foerster was born on 31 October 1905, in New York, United States, her father, Louis A Foerster, was 39 and her mother, Marie E Griess, was 33. She lived in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Springfield, Springfield, Penobscot, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. She died on 21 May 1985, in Agawam, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Louis A Foerster
Marie E Griess
Louis August Foerster Jr
William Joseph Foerster
Gustav Rudolph Foerster
Katherine Wilhelmine Foerster
Walter Eric Foerster

Parents and Siblings

    Louis A Foerster


    Marie E Griess




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 12

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German (Förster): see Forster 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine Forster in household of Louis Foerste, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Katherine Foerster in household of Leonia A Foerster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Katherine W Foerster in household of Louis Foerster, "United States Census, 1930"

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