Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Ludwig Foerster[1]

Male 1803 - 1893  (90 years)


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  • Name Ludwig Foerster 
    Born 5 Jan 1803  , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Residence 1828  Epfenbach, Epfenbach, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Immigration 1835  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name Lewis Foerster 
    Name Louis Foerster 
    Occupation 1852  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1852  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-110323 
    Died 23 Mar 1893  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Heidelburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I110323  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father George Adam Foerster,   b. Abt 1762, Of, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Marie Katarina "Katarina" Grab or Gens,   b. Abt 1763,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F15440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Maria Ziegler,   b. CALC 19 May 1806, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1851  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1828  Epfenbach, Epfenbach, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Jacob Foerster,   b. 1830, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1908, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Andrew Foerster,   b. 22 Jun 1831, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1916, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Katharine Foerster,   b. 1835, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ludwig Z. "Louis" Foerster,   b. 14 Oct 1836, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1921, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Frederick Foerster,   b. 29 Apr 1839, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1923, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Mary Foerster,   b. 1840, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Martin Foerster,   b. 1843, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Adam Foerster,   b. 1843, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Valentine Foerster,   b. 22 Mar 1848, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1921, Grey Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     10. August Foerster,   b. 1850, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Barbara Foerster,   b. 1850, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F28039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Carolina,   b. 1805, , Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F46536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • LUDWIG FOERSTER

      Another of the old pioneers of Waterloo county has passed away in the person of Mr. Ludwig Foerster, who died on the 23rd inst., at the home of Andrew Foerster, his son, who lives between here and St. Clements. Deceased was born in Baden, Germany, and came to Canada in 1835. He settled in Wellesley township when it was yet a "howling wilderness", and hewed out for himself a home in the woods. By dint of hard work and economy, coupled with sterling honesty, he contrived to leave to his children a fair share of this world's goods. He leaves 9 children, 63 grandchildren, and 50 great grandchildren. His remains were buried in the Lutheran cemetery, here, last Saturday. He had reached the ripe age of 90 years, 2 months and 17 days.

      Elmira Signet 30 Mar 1893 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, pg 5.
      Ludwig Foerster son of Ludwig and Maria Ziegler?, born 14 oct 1836, bapt 14 May 1837 Berlin, sponsors: George Sayler, Friedrich Kress.

    2. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 1 Page 20.

    3. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div. 1 Pg. 15.

    4. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, p 75.

    5. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 10 Page 62.

    6. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), obituary of Ludwig Foerster - 30 Mar 1893 pg 8.

    7. [S2266] Deutschland, Heiraten, 1558-1929, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M93481-2 , System Origin: Germany-EASy , GS Film number: 1189285.
      Ludwig Foerster Spouse's Name: Maria Ziegler Event Date: 15 Nov 1828 Event Place: Epfenbach, Baden, Germany Father's Name: Georg Adam Foerster Mother's Name: Katharina Grab Spouse's Father's Name: Friedrich Ziegler Spouse's Mother's Name: Barbara Bergdoll

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jan 1803 - , Baden, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1828 - Epfenbach, Epfenbach, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1828 - Epfenbach, Epfenbach, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1835 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1852 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1852 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Mar 1893 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Heidelburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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