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jerry

United States

#41 Apr 17, 2011
Doug wrote:
Fostoria, MI. Has many memories for me. Back in the early 40's there was a Firday night free movie shown on the old warehouse building. That building is still there. I have returned a few times with my sibilings as we visit where the old farm used to be on Burnside Road about 3 miles to the south. The family name was Bratt. Both of my uncles went to Fostoria highschool -- now converted into apartments. One uncle was so good at baseball he was provided transportation to Columbiville to play on their team. The village is dying as many of these small towns are. Sad to see.
The free movies were showen on the old Degrow harwere store on the north side of the store was a empty lot where people set on blankets to watch the show across the road was Wintas gas station the hardwere is gone there is 3 houses there now to the south is the old odd fellows hall the old hotel burned down it was where the post office is now the hardwere was on the outher end of the block hope this helps
Kevin

United States

#42 Nov 28, 2011
I lived in Fostoria from 1983-1990. Anybody know if the Tribesmen still have their clubhouse their? Fostoria used to be jumping in the summers with baseball/softball tournaments. We used to play basketball their at the park that is still their. We used to go to a little store called "Midas". David Van Wagner the town drunk was Midas son. I lived one mile outa town. Our house was the second house on the right off Fostoria Rd on Barnes rd.
Kyle Havens

Millington, MI

#43 Feb 18, 2012
steven wrote:
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Im sorry Jennifer. Fostoria is not a big city. It's actually so small, i wouldnt even consider it to be a village. More like a rest stop. You may be thinking of a different fostoria other than fostoria michigan. Its population is about 30 and it just has a mini mart and a fire dept. that is it. other than just 2 blocks of homes. sorry...youre prolly thinking of a different fostoria
No we have a population of a little over 125 and like 50 of it is the wheaten family
Eric

Madison, WI

#44 Mar 23, 2012
I currently reside just outside Fostoria and thought I'd share a bit since I just found topix.

First: I have a scan of a post card showing the main street of the village: http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/pudd... At the right side, the white tower above the tree are United Methodist Church, which unfortunately burned down almost a decade ago. I don't have a date of the photo and the post cancel mark has a smudged year but the postage was 1 cent so it had to have been before 1950.

There are still a grocery store, a post office, IOOF lodge hall, and 2 churches but not much else. I believe there are about 2,000 residents with Fostoria address. However the census data included both the village and the surrounding Watertown Township, the actual village population is probably under 500

Someone mentioned Robinson earlier, my grandparents are Donald and Ariel Robinson (both deceased 30 and 20 years ago respectively) and my parent currently resides in the old Maple Lane farm. Where maple syrup used to be sold when my grandparents were still alive, I still have the old syrup sale sign sitting in the barn.

Chapin family makes up the other half of my family tree, and they have been around Fostoria for many decades now.

PS no I am not selling the post card. It's hard enough finding one in the first place!
Jen

Chesaning, MI

#45 Apr 13, 2012
Thanks for the info and sharing the photo. I am still trying to find old photos and information. It is a battle! But thanks so much for sharing!
jamie

North Branch, MI

#46 May 10, 2012
steven wrote:
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Im sorry Jennifer. Fostoria is not a big city. It's actually so small, i wouldnt even consider it to be a village. More like a rest stop. You may be thinking of a different fostoria other than fostoria michigan. Its population is about 30 and it just has a mini mart and a fire dept. that is it. other than just 2 blocks of homes. sorry...youre prolly thinking of a different fostoria
She was saying that it WAS a big town after living there I'm sure she understands how small of a town it is! I was also raised in fostoria and ive heard the same thing that it WAS a big town back in the 1800's!
Kevin

Charlotte, NC

#47 Aug 11, 2012
My friend used to date Tonya Wheaton.No blacks lived in Fostoria back in the 80's when I lived there. I now live in the south where we are overrun with them and they ruin everything down here.
Kevin

Charlotte, NC

#48 Aug 11, 2012
Anyway, the Wheatons were a rough bunch back then.
deb

Jefferson, GA

#49 Feb 8, 2013
i remember fostoria in '76-'77 when the intermediate school district transported individuals from 'caro regional center' there for educational services. the building had been previously condemned i believe -- it had 2 stories with a basement; big plate glass windows upstairs. is this the old 'high school' by chance? there wasn't much in town but i think the bar was called the 'red, white, and blue' and was a favorite hangout for the 'highwaymen' motorcyclists. can anyone confirm my memories of that time frame? thanks.
todd

Sebewaing, MI

#50 Mar 26, 2013
Kevin wrote:
I lived in Fostoria from 1983-1990. Anybody know if the Tribesmen still have their clubhouse their? Fostoria used to be jumping in the summers with baseball/softball tournaments. We used to play basketball their at the park that is still their. We used to go to a little store called "Midas". David Van Wagner the town drunk was Midas son. I lived one mile outa town. Our house was the second house on the right off Fostoria Rd on Barnes rd.
Yes the Tribesmen club is still there, however the baseball tournaments are not. I recall Midas a sm 5 and dime store with penny candy. the store building is no longer there . I lived very close to you growing up as we were on barnes rd also used to be the 1st house on the rt of barnes
Jen

Oscoda, MI

#51 Nov 14, 2013
The Wheaton's were a rough bunch, huh?
Kevin

Staunton, VA

#52 Dec 29, 2013
Jen wrote:
The Wheaton's were a rough bunch, huh?
Yes, sorta red neck family with a couple of gorgeous red heads in the family
Amber

Easton, PA

#53 Feb 2, 2014
I lived on 9223 Edward rd. between Garfield and Barnes. I'd ride my pony to where the swap meet was held when they weren't using it and would fish in the pond. I'd also ride up to the party store and buy ice cream. My mom and brother and I lived there from 1994 to 2001. Our barn burned down because a blackmere kid was smoking in it. Our bus driver was mr McMullen. We went to mayville school.

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