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Jeannette Forst

Jeannette “Nettie” Forst
b. 20 September 1881, Wabash County, Indiana, to Frank and Fannie (Van Dyne) Forst
d. 27 May 1965, Wichita Falls, Texas

m. 30 July 1899, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana
Alvah/Albert Sivits/Sibit
d. 2 June 1942, Enid, Oklahoma

Children with Alvah/Albert Sivits/Sibit:
• Vearl Marion (b. 1900) married Ida Mae O’Callaghen
• Edith Marie (b. 1913) married Melvin E. H. Smith
• Earl (b. 1915)
• Mearl (b. 1918)

Jeanette left Wabash, Waltz Township, Wabash County, Indiana, in 1913 and moved to Pensacola,
Florida. She later lived in Oklahoma, Arizona, and Texas as her husband was a railroader, which required several changes of residences.

Submitted by:
Mary Jane Shackelford Kaiser
Ft. Wayne IN

Edith Marie Forst

Edith Marie Forst/First/Furst
b. 15 December 1883, Wabash County, Indiana, to Frank and Fannie (Van Dyne) Forst
d. 10 February 1967, Plainwell, Allegan County, Michigan

m/1. 8 May 1914, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Ernest W. Mitchell
b. 1894, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
d. 1970, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
divorced. 1924/25

m/2. 12 March 1925, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
John F. Johnson
b. 1 October 1888, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, to Robert and Nancy (McGarbey)

Children with Ernest W. Mitchell:
• Robert Forrest (b. 1914) married Evelyn N. Wilson

Children with John F. Johnson:
• Jeannette Marie (b. 1925) married David D. Anderson

Edith lived in both Lagro and Waltz townships in Wabash County, Indiana, before moving to Detroit, Michigan, in 1913. She is buried in Elmwood Cemetery at Wayland, Allegan County, Michigan, where she and her second husband bought their first home in 1941. She was 83 years old when she died.

Submitted by:
Shirley Mitchell Jones
Three Rivers MI

David Forst

David Forst
b. 18 May 1833, Stark County, Ohio, to George and Elizabeth (Hartsel/Hartzell) Forst
d. 19 December 1913, Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa

m. 18 March 1856, Wabash County, Indiana
Anna Jane Richards
d. 19 November 1911, Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa

Children with Anna Jane Richards:
• Margery E. (1857-1860)
• William Edward (1861-1935) married Martha Oliver
• Joseph E. (b. 1862)
• James Allen (1863-1925) married Olive C. Galvin
• Harmon Ezra (1866-1930)

In 1847, David came to Indiana from Stark County, Ohio, and resided at Half-Acre and Speicherville in Wabash County. In 1856-57, he emigrated to Marion County, Iowa.

David enlisted with Company A of the 33rd Iowa Infantry in August 1862. He was mustered out the following month, but re-enlisted and was taken prisoner in 1863 at Helena, Arkansas. He was exchanged and returned to his company that same year. He was mustered out 17 July 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana.

Submitted by:
Mary Jane Shackelford Kaiser
Ft. Wayne IN