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.
Mary Jane Shackelford Kaiser
Ft. Wayne IN