...born on July 30th, 1829 in Oberseifersdorf. After 3 years apprenticeship he worked in a cabinet makers workshop during the revolution 1848/49 where he repaired musical instruments in his leisure time.
This turned out to be a decisive factor in his life. August Förster moved to Löbau and studied the fundamental principles of pianomaking with Mr. Hieke and Karl August Eule.
In 1854, August Förster passed his exam as a pianomaker. After years of work in different towns, he returned to his home in the region of the Oberlausitz full of good ideas.