August Frank Forster
b. 25 August 1884, d. 1 September 1958
- Father: Conrad August Forster b. 28 August 1853, d. 15 March 1902
- Mother: Minnie Lorey b. 7 May 1863, d. 26 April 1939
- August Frank Forster was born on 25 August 1884 in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Conrad August Forster and Minnie Lorey appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in St. Louis, Missouri, at 1438 East Grand Avenue. Other members of the household included August Frank Forster, Otto Marquard Forster, Emma J. Forster and Elsa Minnie Forster. Also in the household were two servant girls and a coachman.
- August Frank Forster registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in St. Louis, Missouri, while living with his mother at 4933 McPherson Avenue, and employed there and employed in St. Louis as secretary of Forster Baking Company at Chouteau & Taylor.
- Minnie Lorey appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri, at 4933 McPherson Avenue. Other members of the household included August Frank Forster.
- He was employed by a brewing company as a collector, according to the 1920 census.
- Johanna Lorey appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, enumerated in the household of Minnie's unmarried sister Johanna Lorey.. Other members of the household included August Frank Forster, Minnie Lorey.
- He was employed as a real estate agent, according to the 1930 census.
- The following appeared on 28 April 1939 in the St. Louis Star-Times: Mrs. Minnie Forster, former St. Louisan who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elsa M. Buckman, at Langhorne, Pa., Wednesday, will be buried tomorrow in Bellefontaine Cemetery after services at 2:30 p. m. at Arthur J. Donelly Parlors, 3840 Lindell boulevard. Mrs. Forster, who had been residing in Belleville after moving from St. Louis in 1928, became ill three years ago while visiting her daughter and had been unable to return to the Belleville residence at 515 North Church street. She was 75 years old and the widow of C. August Forster, who died in 1902. Before her marriage she was Miss Minnie Lorey. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by two sons, Commander O. M. Forster of the United States Navy and August F. Forster.
- He was employed as sales manager of a brewery, according to the 1940 census.
- August Frank Forster registered for the draft on 27 April 1942 in St. Clair County, Illinois, while living with his mother's unmarried sister Johanna Lorey at 519 North Church Street in Belleville, and employed by Hyde Park Brewery, at 3607 North Florissant, St. Louis. Missouri.
- He married Eleanor Moffitt.
- August Frank Forster died on 1 September 1958 at age 74 in St. Louis, Missouri, at St. John's Hospital.
- Eleanor Moffitt became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
- The following appeared on 3 September 1958 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Funeral services for August F. Forster, former sales manager of Hyde Park Breweries Association, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Donnelly undertaking establishment, 3840 Lindell boulevard, with burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery. [:CR;] Mr. Forster, who was 74 years old and lived at 4311 McPherson avenue, died Monday at St. John's Hospital after a long illness. He retired in 1952.
Surviving are his wife; a brother, Navy Comdr. O. M. Forster (Ret.), Lafayette, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Elsa Buckman, Langhorne, Pa.
- The following appeared on 7 October 1958 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The estate of August F. Forster, former sales manager for the Hyde Park Breweries Association, was valued at $287,746 in an inventory filed yesterday in probate court. Forster, who lived at 4311 McPherson avenue, died Sept. 1 at the age of 74. He had retired in 1952.
Corporate stocks with a market vaue of $227,747 made up the bulk of the estate. Real estate was valued at $33,470, and bank accounts, $25,960.
Under terms of Forster's will, filed earlier, one half of his estate is left to his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Moffitt Forster, and one fourth each to a sister, Mrs. Elsa Buckman of Langhorne, Pa., and a brother, Navy Comdr. Otto M. Forster (ret.), Lafayette, Calif.
- Last Edited: 6 Sep 2016