91st PA: William H Faust

William H Faust

Before the war

He was born to William Faust and Sarah Maxwell (10). He was born on 16 October 1849 (5 [Oct 1850], 10; 3 (19 in 1865), 12 [25 in 1870], 13 [30 in 1880]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3 [Norristown], 10 [Philadelphia], 12, 13).

When he enlisted, he was a lab[orer] (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and black hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 31 January 1865 (1, 3). He was enlisted for one year, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lane (3). He was mustered in as a private in company H, by Captain Lane (1, 3, 14).

The regiment reported him gained from the depot on 17 February 1865 (6).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865, with his company (1). He was a private, in company H (14).

After the war

In 1866/1867, he married Mary E [unknown family name] (5). In 1900, she had had four children, two of whom were alive (5).

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with Mary (presumably his wife), Blanch (presumably their child), and two others (12). He was a broker clerk (12). He owned $800 in personal property (12).

In 1880, he was living at 2130 Jefferson Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with Mary (presumably his wife), William (presumably their son), Susana Adams (his or Mary's aunt), and others (13). He was a park guard (13).

He attended the 1884 meeting of the 91st's Survivors' Association (2).

At the December 1896 meeting of the 91st's Survivors' Association, he was elected Vice-president (7).

On 10 February 1897, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 11).

At the December 1897 meeting of the 91st's Survivor's Association, he was reelected Vice-president (8, 15).

In 1900, he was living at 2329 Marson [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5). He was living with his wife Mary, and children William and Maud [?] (5). He was a US government inspector (5).

He died on 16 January 1907, at 2124 Jefferson, 29th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of mitral regurgitation (which he had had for 5 months and 11 days) (9, 10). He was then a sampler (10). The funeral was held on 19 January 1907, at 2124 Jefferson Street (his residence) (9, 10). Winfield Scott Post, number 114, GAR, was invited to attend (9). He was buried at Mt Peace Cemetery (10).

On 1 February 1907, his widow, Mary E Faust, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 11).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (William H Faust)

2 'The Ninety-first', Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail, 20 December 1884, page 6 column 2 (William H Faust)

3 company H, descriptive roll, #137 (William H Faust)

4 pension index, by name (William H Faust)

5 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 725, microfilm series T623, film 1471, page 36 A = 1 handwritten (William H Faust)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 17 February 1865 (Faust)

7 'Veterans celebrate: The anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg remembered'. Philadelphia Inquirer 13 December 1896 page 4 . (William H Faust)

8 'News of interest to the veterans'. Philadelphia Inquirer 19 December 1897 page 7 (William H Faust)

9 [death notice]. Philadelphia Inquirer 17 January 1907, page 7 (also published 19 January 1907 page 7) (William H Faust)

10 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 January 1907, number 1613 (Wm H Faust)

11 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (William H Faust)

12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, district 68, microfilm series M593, film 1407, page 644 = 108 handwritten (Wm Faust)

13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 631, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 283 = 20 D handwritten (William H [??] Faust)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William H Faust)

15 'War veterans have a jolly time'. The Times (Philadelphia PA), 14 December 1897, page 8. (William Faust)

1890 US census, veterans schedules
a William Faust is in Ohio with no other identifying information
Ancestry index (accessed 12 June 2005)
Find a Grave
accessed 6 March 2011

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, district 68, microfilm series M593, film 1407, page 644 = 108 handwritten]
line678910
Dwelling-house number792    
Family number869    
NameFaust WmMaryBlanchMoses AnnLine [?] Anna
Age252511/125431
SexMFFFF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationBroker ClerkKeep house at HomeDress Maker
Real estate value     
Personal estate value800    
BirthplacePenna""New JerseyPenna
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born1    
Birth month if born within year  Augt  
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year     
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 631, microfilm series T9, film 1188, page 283 = 20 D handwritten]
line29303132333435
street nameJefferson Street
house number2130      
dwelling visit #185      
family visit #206      
nameAdams Susana- NancyFaust William H [??]- Mary E- William H- HowardBryan Isaiah
colorWWWWWWW
sexFFMFMMM
age5538303071724
month born if born in year       
relationship DaughterNefew [sic?]nieceBoarderBoarderBoarder
single    111
married 111   
widowed/divorced1      
married during year       
occupationKeeping HouseOperatorPark GuardBoarderAt SchoolSalesman dry GoodsIron Molder
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year    1  
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaNew JerseyPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 29, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 725, microfilm series T623, film 1471, page 36 A = 1 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the other two families at this residence]
line22232425
streetMarston [???] Street
house number[2329]   
dwelling number[6]   
family number8   
nameFaust, William H- Mary E- William LMaud [?] R
relationshipHeadWifeSonDaughter
colorWWWW
sexMFMF
birth dateOct 1850Feb 1844Jan 1872Feb 1884
age49562816
married?MMSS
# years married3333  
mother of how many children? 4  
# of children living 2  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaNew JerseyPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationInspector U S Gov ClerkSaleswoman
# months not employed0 [blank (sic)]6
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rented    
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Faust William H
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer 17 January 1907, page 7 (also published 19 January 1907 page 7)]

FAUST.--January 16, 1907, WILLIAM H., husband of Mary F. Faust. Relatives and friends, also Winfield Scott Post, No. 114, GAR, are invited to attend the funeral services, at his late residence, 2124 Jefforson st. on Saturday, 19th inst, 2 PM. Interment private.

death certificate

[source: death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 January 1907, number 1613, Wm H Faust]
[available at www.familysearch.org (viewed 24 Oct 2008)]

RECORD OF A DEATH IN PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1613
Full Name of Deceased, Wm H. Faust
Sex, Male
Color, White
Married
Date of Birth Year 1849 Month Oct Day 16
Date of Death Year 1907 Month Jan Day 16
Age, Years 57 Months 3 Days [blank]

I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Aug 5th, 1906 to Jan 16th 1907, that I last saw him alive on Jan. 15th 1907, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 215 AM. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:

Chief, Mitral Regurgitation DURATION. 5 MOS. 11 Days
Contributing [blank]
Signed Walter H. Cowgill M.D.
Residence 1707 Montgomery Ave
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE
Occupation, Sampler
Place of Birth Philadelphia
Birthplace of Father, Berks Co. Pa.
Birthplace of Mother, England
Name of Father, William Faust
Maiden Name of Mother, Sarah Maxwell
Last Place of Residence (This need only be given when it is other than the place of death.) [blank]
Place of Death, Street and No. 2124 Jefferson
Ward, wherein death occurred 29th
Buried from, Street and No. 2124 Jefferson
Date of Burial, Saturday Jan 19-1907
Place of Burial Mt. Peace Cemetery
Chas Wagner Undertaker.
Residence 1530 Fairmount Ave.

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