Edwin William Forster – A Timeline

Edwin William Forster is my Great Grandfather. I’ve attempted to put together a timeline for him using mostly public information such as census, city directories and newspapers. Edwin William was born while his parents were living “Over 501 West Walnut” in Des Moines Iowa.  This is the building, which seems to have been 501 to… Continue reading Edwin William Forster – A Timeline

The Forster Block – A legal battle

If you’re reading the posts on this site, you’ll know already about “The Clapp Block”, which was built by Edwin Ruthven Clapp (1827-1907) who was my 2nd Great Grandfather.  E.R. Clapp, as he was known, built the impressive office building known as The Clapp Block in 1873. Here’s a picture of The Clapp Block Just… Continue reading The Forster Block – A legal battle