The Forster family came to Utah in either 1854 or 1855. They sailed to America in 1854, but the first documentation to place them in Utah is the birth of a daughter in December 1855. A biographical sketch, probably written by one of their children, states that "Milo Anderson" was captain of their company. This may refer to Milo Andrus, but their names are not on his company roster. Research is inconclusive about which year or company they traveled.