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  • Birth  May 1868  Oberammergau, Bavaria Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Emigration  1887  Ship "Weser" - Bremen to Baltimore - arr. 2/23/1887 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried  Dec 1916  New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Md. Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died  1 Dec 1916  St. Agnes Hosp., Baltimore, Md. Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Person ID  I13  Welcomer and Poor Relatives
    Last Modified  05 Apr 2011 02:12:25 
    Father  FOERSTER, b. ? , Germany  
    Mother  ?, b. ? , Germany  
    Family ID  F14  Group Sheet
    Family  WILLIAM BURNS THISTLETHWAITE, b. 17 Feb 1859, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, England  
    Married  Abt 1894  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
     1. John Austin Thistlethwaite, b. 27 Mar 1895, Pioneer, Missaukee, Michigan
    >2. MARY ANNA (G.) THISTLETHWAITE, b. 4 Feb 1899, Baltimore, Md.
    Photos Foerster beer notebook back
    from the brrewery that Anna is probably connected to in some way.
    Foerster beer notebook front
    from the brrewery that Anna is probably connected to in some way.
    Family ID  F11  Group Sheet
  • Photos Margaret Forster
    Headstones Headstone of the Thistlethwaite family, father William Burns Thistlethwaite, mother Anna Foerster and son John Austin Thistlethwaite.Headstone of the Thistlethwaite family, father William Burns Thistlethwaite, mother Anna Foerster and son John Austin Thistlethwaite.
    Status: Located.
  • Notes 
    • Played Mary at the famous Passion Play in Oberammergau. Friends ofCardinal Gibbons - enrolled Mary and Austin at St. Charles CathedralConvent School in Baltimore,Md.

      Possibly spelled Foerster - Mom

      spelled Foster on her daughter's birth cert.

      Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed VirginMary is at corner of Cathedral and Mulberry - probably T's church


      4300 OLD FREDERICK RD. - gate on this road
      c 21229
      phone: 410-566-7770
      fax: 410-566-0709

      with husband William and son John

      lot #514 section MM

      gave age as 49, would have meant she was born in 1867 instead of 1868 asshe stated on the 1900 census
      buried in single grave section in 1916 then moved on same day as husbandWilliam in 1918

      funeral director was John Cowan

      just the 3 of them, mother, father and son

      John Forster in Detroit Ward 10, 1870, 51 Photographer Bavaria
      also Anna, 19 Keeping house "
      Catherine, 19 At Home "
      Carl 12 At School Michigan
      William 10 " "
      Henry 8 " "

      Joseph Forster Detroit, City Of Detroit Ward 4 712-713 202 Age 47Bricklayer etc. born in Bavaria
      Jacobina 47 Keeping house Bavaria
      Bertha 7 MI
      Lillie 11 MI
      Lizzie 13 MI

      Michael Forster Saginaw Kochville 701-702 285R (Same county as onlyThistlethwaite in census) 69 Farmer Bavaria
      Barbara 60 Keeping house, Bavaria
      Johann 25 Laborer, Bavaria


      ADAM FOERSTER, proprietor of Foerster's Brewery, which is situated atthe foot of Madison Street, Lansing, Ingham County on the banks of theGrand River, was born in Canada, at Heidleberg, Waterloo County, February22, 1848. His father, Louis Foerster, was a native of Baden, Germany, hisnatal year being 1803. He had two brothers in the Napoleonic wars whowere killed and left on the field at Moscow. He was a lock and gunsmithin Germany, and came to the New World in 1835, after his marriage, andlocated at Heidleberg, Canada. He took a farm in the woods and settledupon it five miles from any neighbor, and beginning life here in a barkshanty, worked his way up to a comfortable competency. He still residesupon this old homestead. He is conservative in his views and is a memberof the Lutheran Church. The mother of our subject bore the maiden name ofMary Ziegler, and she was born in Baden, Germany, and died in 1855,leaving ten children.

      Until he reached the age of eighteen years our subject lived uponthe farm with his parents and attended the common district school. He wasthen apprenticed for two years to the brewer's business at Preston, andin 1866, went to Cincinnati, Ohio, and was for four years in the employof a brewer there as a salesman. In 1870, he came to Ypsilanti, Mich.,and in partnership with his brother, Louis G., he purchased a brewery andoperated it until 1876, when he went to Ligonier, Ind., and there renteda brewery which he carried on until 1877, when he came to Lansing.

      Our subject was married in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1868, being then unitedwith Miss Catherine Spaeth, a native of Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio,and a daughter of Mr. John Spaeth, who was born in Bavaria, Germany, andbecame all early settler in Ohio, where he carries on his trade as atailor in Hamilton.

      History of the brewery on Grove St. in Ypsilanti

      (1866-????) MI-287a H. Lee
      (????-1870) MI-287b H. Lee & Co.
      (1870-1875) MI-287c Adam Foerster & Bros.
      (1875-1884) MI-287d L. Z. Foerster & Co.
      Grove Brewery
      Grove St.
      (1884-1893) MI-287e Louis Z. Foerster
      414 South Grove St
      (1893-1914) MI-287f L. Z. Foerster Brewing Co.
      (1914-1916) MI-287g Hoch Brewing Co.
      Prohibition n/a Closed
      (1933-1934) MI-287h Liberty Brewing Co.
      (1934-1935) MI-287i Ypsilanti Brewing Co.
      (1935-1941) MI-287j Christ Vogt,
      dba Ypsilanti Brewing Co.
      (1941-1943) MI-287k Dawes Brewing Co.


      Name: Anna Foerster
      City: Ypsilanti
      State: MI
      Year: 1888, 1889
      Location 2: boards 112 Grove


      1910 census says she immigrated in 1887 but doesn't say whether she isnaturalized or alien

      1900 says that Wm is alien but nothing by her name

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  • Sources 
    1. [S463] Birth Certificate - John Austin Thistlethwaite, gives Germany place of birth

    2. [S101] Margaret Welcomer - verbal to Paul Welcomer, gave Oberammergau as birthplace, Margaret Welcomer, Verbal to Paul Welcomer, gave Oberammergau as birthplace

    3. [S500] Census - 1900 - Maryland, gives date and Germany

    4. [S80] Germans to America - 1887 Volume

    5. [S143] Census - 1900 - Maryland - Baltimore City - E.D. 182, gives immigration year

    6. [S342] New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Md., NEW CATHEDRAL CEMETERY, 4300 OLD FREDERICK RD., BALTIMORE, MD 21229, phone: 410-566-7770, fax: 410-566-0709

    7. [S113] Mary Anna Thistlethwaite document appoints attorney for father's estate

    8. [S342] New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Md., gave place of death

    9. [S500] Census - 1900 - Maryland, married 6 yrs. in 1900 - location extrapolated

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