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).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3-3/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and black hair (3).
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).
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).
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)
|Name||Faust Wm||Mary||Blanch||Moses Ann||Line [?] Anna|
|Occupation||Broker Clerk||Keep house||at Home||Dress Maker|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||800|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born||1|
|Birth month if born within year||Augt|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||Jefferson Street|
|dwelling visit #||185|
|family visit #||206|
|name||Adams Susana||- Nancy||Faust William H [??]||- Mary E||- William H||- Howard||Bryan Isaiah|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Keeping House||Operator||Park Guard||Boarder||At School||Salesman dry Goods||Iron Molder|
|school this year||1|
|father's birthplace||Penna||New Jersey||Penna||Penna||Penna||Penna||Penna|
|street||Marston [???] Street|
|name||Faust, William H||- Mary E||- William L||Maud [?] R|
|birth date||Oct 1850||Feb 1844||Jan 1872||Feb 1884|
|# years married||33||33|
|mother of how many children?||4|
|# of children living||2|
|mother's birthplace||Pennsylvania||New Jersey||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Inspector U S Gov||Clerk||Saleswoman|
|# months not employed||0||[blank (sic)]||6|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
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.[source: death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 January 1907, number 1613, Wm H Faust]
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