These women are either family or friends of the Eastwoods of Belleville, Illinois; photo by Neff Premium Gallery, who went by this name from 1860-1870. Woman in chair is holding a portrait of the Belleville Courthouse; woman on stool is reading from a bible or looking at a photo album (note thick pages).
Charles Foster was born in Franklin Co., IN, the son of John W. Foster and Mary Davis; he married first to Martha J. Kinney in Marion Co., IL and they raised 4 children together: James Lee, John H., Hannah Foster Seaman, and Loyd Oscar Foster; Charles married second to Mattie Ruff abt 1900 and they had a daughter, Beulah Marjorie Foster who married Carl Enlow Hoots in Missouri.
Margaret Foster and Benjamin Franklin Little; Margaret was born in Iuka, IL, the daughter of John W. Foster and Mary Davis of Ohio; Benjamin was the son of William and Julia Little of NC; Margaret was first married to Enos Roberson and had sons James, John and Amos Robertson prior to his death; she and Benjamin had children Charles Little, Alonso Ward Little, Lillie B. Little, Gilbert F. Little, and Mary F. Little Harp.
Clark Washington Foster and Mary Catherine ("Polly") Mayberry Foster; they came to Kansas from Marion County, IL and raised 11 children together: James McAllen Foster, John W. Foster, David McClellan Foster, Nancy Ann, Ursula May Foster Pore, Jasper Newton Foster, Lucy Missouri Foster Black, Lilly Kansas Foster Rathburn, Edgar Lee Foster, Nettie Cora Foster Perdue and Angeline Foster Starkey.
Clark Washington Foster and his wife Mary Catherine ("Polly") Mayberry Foster; Clark was born in Franklin Co., IN, the son of John W. Foster and Mary Davis Sowers Foster; Polly was born in Marion Co., IL; the daughter of James Harvey Mayberry and Nancy Hamilton. Clark and Polly raised 11 children together.
Robert Nelson Foster and Davis Foster were sons of John W. Foster and Mary Davis; Robert was born 13 Feb 1838 in Iuka, IL and died 27 Nov 1910 in Claremore, OK; he was the husband of Mildred Vermillion and Elizabeth Vermillion; Davis Foster was born 25 Dec 1825 in Chillicothe, OH and died on 9 Sep 1900 in Buffalo, Wyoming. He married Vesta Ann Raley, Margaret Roberson, and Rachel Ferguson Webster.
The family of Fred Schuster and Louisa Maria (Petri) Schuster of Lenzburg, Illinois. They married on 19 Oct 1882 in Lenzburg, IL
Art was the son of Fred Schuster & Maria Petri, grandson of Philip F. Schuster & Sophia Fredericka Arnold. He married Bertha C. Waeltz in Lenzburg and they had 2 daughters, Pearl & Sylvia. He was a musician, a fisherman, and a carpenter.
Sarah Eastwood Longdon was born Durham, ENG; emig. to US in 1830; married John Longdon in PA 25 Sep 1830 and had children Charles, Anna Thornbury, John W., Benjamin Cyrus, Mary, Theophilus and Emma. Sarah died 25 Jan 1860 Belleville, IL of typhoid fever.
Charles and Bertha Waeltz. Carl born IL, son of Johann Peter Waeltz & Teresa Griebel of Harpershausen; Bertha born IL, daugh of Karl Guenther & Sophia Justina Ernst, of Hanover. Carl & Bertha lived in Lenzburg, IL where they raised 11 children.