Mary Ellen, The Foster /Schram link is through my grandmother Mary Ann Foster.She was born in or around Chicago and it is surmised that her father James Foster put her in an orphanage after her mother died soon after child birth. here is what I have: Ancestors of Mary Ann Foster
1.Mary Ann1 Foster (James, #2) was born on 6 Dec 1888.She married Clyde Schram Field, son of Horace Melvin Field and Nellie Ferris Schram, on 16 Mar 1915. ,She died on 14 Feb 1975 at Jackson, Mich, at age 86.She was buried in 1975 at Woodland Cemetary, Jackson, Mi.
2.James2 Fostermarried Mary Hewlett (see #3), daughter of (--?--) Hewlett and Sarah (--?--).
Children of James2 Foster and Mary Hewlett (see #3) were as follows: 1 i. Mary Ann1 Foster. ii. Sara J. Foster;born circa 1890;died 13 Jun 1985 at Jackson, Michigan;buried 1985 at Memorial Park Cemetary, Evanston, Ill.
3.Mary2 Hewlett ((--?--), #6) ,was born circa 1862.She married James Foster (see #2).She died on 15 Jun 1892.
6.(--?--)3 Hewlett married Sarah (--?--) (see #7).
Children of (--?--)3 Hewlett and Sarah (--?--) (see #7) were: 3 i. Mary2 Hewlett.
7.Sarah3 (--?--)was born circa 1821.She married (--?--) Hewlett (see #6). She died on 4 Jun 1891 at died at age 70. If yhis makes any connections, let me know ,as I have much other info, especially on the Schram side. Regards, John Field