Foit, Anna 1 2

Birth Name Foit, Anna 3 4 5 6 7
Birth Name Foit, Anna
Gender female
Age at Death 102 years, 1 month, 11 days


Anna Foit married William Koster November 20, 1900. Her sister, Margaret, married William's brother, George, on May 2, 1906


Reception to Mark 100th Birthday Of Anna Foit Koster, Hamburg Native

November 1, 1981 will mark the 100th birthday of Mrs. Anna Foit Koster. She was born in 1881 in a small farmhouse on Rogers Road, Hamburg (now the Wanakah Nursery). Her father, Frederick Voit (later changed to Foit} came to this country by boat in 1852, when he was eight years old. He was born in Bavaria, then a state in southern Germany. After coming to this country, his parents, George and Elizabeth Voit, settled on a 12 acre farm on Smith Road, Hamburg (Now the Vincent Rosiek residence).

(findagrave note: NOTE: This date does not seem to be correct as I show Nov. 19, 1846 as he appears on the 1850 Census of Hamburg, Erie, NY, USA - Jill Feb. 10, 2015)

Mrs. Koster's mother, Elizabeth Schmidt, was born in 1850, on a farm, also on Smith Road. This home is now occupied by a descendent, Gerald and Jane Schmidt). Frederick and Elizabeth Voit, Mrs. Koster's mother and father, were married in 1868 at SS Peter and Paul Church in Hamburg. They settled on a 40 acre farm on Rogers Road, where they raised eleven children, George, Nicholas, Katherine, John, Mary, Anna, Elizabeth, Joseph, Margaret, Frederick and Albert. Two of the children died in infancy.

Anna and her brothers and sisters, attended the neighborhood school. District 9, on Amsdell and Schoolhouse Roads, now a historical site. As was the custom in those days. Catholic children were required to attend SS Peter and Paul school before receiving their first Holy Communion, or before being Confirmed. So there were many days when the Foit children had to walk four miles to attend the Catholic school in the village. Mrs. Koster recalls those winter days when the cold winds swept across Copper Ridge Road (now Pleasant Avenue). When they left home they tied newspapers around their legs to protect themselves from the cold, but they would remove the papers when they reached the railroad tracks.

When Anna was 19 years old, she married a neighbor farm boy from Pleasant Avenue, William Koester. They were married on November 20, 1900 in SS Peter and Paul Church by Father Scheffles. They moved to Buffalo where Mr. Koester worked as a teamster for the Buffalo Tile, Marble and Slate Company.

Mrs. Koster has five living children: Clarence Koster of Philadelphia, Alfred Koster of San Diego, California; Sister Julia Agnes, Order of St. Josephs assigned to St. Matthew's parish on Wyoming Street in Buffalo; Beatrice Knoblock of Cheektowaga and Rita Yaeger of Buena Park, California. There are 8 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. When asked what she attributed her long and healthy life to, Mrs. Koster quickly replied, "No running around. 1 stayed home and kept myself busy raising my children." Mrs. Koster lives with her daughter and son-in-law on Cleveland Drive in Cheektowaga. William G. Foit, a former- Hamburg Patrolman, who died in 1979 was her nephew. A family celebration is planned in honor of Mrs. Koster this coming Sunday.

Thursday, October 29, 1981 - The Hamburg Sun • Page 5



Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Foit, Frederick Max11 April 184429 March 1929
Mother Schmidt, Elizabeth16 February 18505 June 1934
         Foit, Anna 1 November 1881 12 December 1983
    Sister     Foit, Margaret M. 13 February 1887 27 March 1969
    Sister     Foit, Mary C. 21 March 1880 5 December 1945
    Brother     Foit, George 31 May 1868 10 January 1942
    Brother     Foit, Nickolas 3 March 1871 28 August 1935
    Sister     Foit, Catherine 16 June 1876 7 September 1936
    Brother     Foit, John G. 23 April 1879 12 June 1879
    Sister     Foit, Elizabeth Joan 22 September 1883 7 July 1962
    Brother     Foit, Joseph J. 22 March 1885 20 May 1971
    Brother     Foit, Albert J. 28 February 1891 12 August 1891
    Brother     Foit, Frederick M. 28 August 1888 26 October 1963


Family of Koster, William and Foit, Anna

Married Husband Koster, William ( * 28 October 1876 + 24 October 1964 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 20 November 1900 Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Hamburg, Erie Co., New York, United States of America   3 4 5 6 7
Name Birth Date Death Date
[Living], [Living]
[Living], [Living]
Koster, Clarence J.29 September 190117 May 1995
Koster, Alfred William12 January 190516 January 1985
Koster, Anna Marie13 March 190919 September 2010
Koster, Walter R.28 April 1915before 1920
Koster, Maryabout 1919before 1920
Type Value Notes Sources
REFN 13846


Type Value Notes Sources
Social Security Number 063-52-9666
REFN 645

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