My Great-Grandfather "Frederick Charles "Forster" Foster was born January 1827 in Erlach, Switzerland (Canton of Bern).
He changed the spelling of his last name from "Forster" to Foster either before he left Switzerland or just after he arrived in the USA. He was married to Susan Stiner born in Bern, Switzerland.
I don't have any information about his past. Family or age, what ship he came on, the port he left from or the port he arrived at in this county.
I found this information but am not sure it is my Great-Grandfather. Forster, Friederic, male, 24 yrs. old Country of Origin: Switzerland Family Number: 19178060 Ship Name: Zurich Port of Departure: Havre Port of Arrival: New York Nat'l Archive Series No.:M237 Microfilm Number: 92
I think that he was in the Union Army: Corporal Ferderick Forster 34 yrs. old. Enlisted August 15, 1861 in Buffalo, New York. (This could be totally wrong)???
He died Feburary 2, 1902 in Cheboygan, Michgan.
Anyon with information about my Great-Grandfather or his ancestors, pleasd contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org