91st PA: Henry Augustus Foust

Henry Augustus Foust

Before the war

He was born in March 1841 (8; 3 (21 in 1861), 6 (27 in 1870), 7 (38 in 1880), 8 (59 in 1900), 9 (9 in 1850), 10 (18 in 1860). He was born in Milton, [Northumberland County,] Pennsylvania (3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10). He was born to Philip Henry Foust and [unknown] (5).

In 1850, he was living in Turbot Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with Philip and Sarah Foust (presumably his parents) and others (9). He had attended school within the year (9).

In 1860, he was living in Turbot Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with Philip and Sarah Foust (presumably his parents) and others (10).

When he enlisted, he was a boatman (3).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, light eyes, and light hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 October 1861 (1, 3, 4, 12). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Hall (3). He was a private in company F (1, 12, 14 (sgt), 15 (sgt)).

He was discharged at Franklin Square Barracks, Washington DC, on 5 April 1862 on surgeon's certificate of disability, because of the effects of a gun shot (1, 2, 3, 4, 12). He was a private, in company F (14, 15).

After the war

He married Mary Elizabeth Yost (5). They probably had at least three children, including:

In 1870, he was living in Milton Borough, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Mary, and with Emma, Ellis, and Mary (presumably their children) (6). He was a laborer, and owned $800 in real estate and $200 in personal property (6).

On 8 September 1877, he applied successfully for a pension (4, 13).

In 1880, he was living in South Ward, Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Mary, and children Emma and Ellis (7). He was a laborer, and had been unemployed for 6 months in the previous year (7).

In 1890, he was living in Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (11).

In 1900, he was living at 431 Front [?] Street, ward 4, Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his daughter Vernie [?] Lynde and her children (8). He was widowed (8). He was a laborer, and had been out of work for seven months in the previous year (8).

He died in 1905 (4). He was buried in Harmony Cemetery, Milton Borough, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (12).

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) (Henry Foust)

2 company F, register of men discharged (Henry Foust)

3 company F, descriptive roll, #20 (Henry Foust)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Henry Foust)

5 'Known residents of Franklin County, Pennsylvania', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact John (accessed 10 November 2009) (citing 'Chambers family', in Biographical Annals of Franklin County PA pp.1-18 (Chicago: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905) (Henry Augustus Foust)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, microfilm series M593, film 1384, page 38 verso = 18 handwritten (Henry Foust)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton, South ward, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 166, microfilm series T9, film 1164, page 472 = 6 B handwritten (Henry A Foust)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton, ward 4, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 133, microfilm series T623, film 1449, page 292 = 3 B handwritten (Henry Foust)

9 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Turbot Township, microfilm series M432, film 804, page 52 recto = 121 [both stamped] (Henry Foust)

10 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Turbot Township, post office Milton, microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 670 verso = 185 handwritten] (Henry Foust)

11 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Borough of Milton, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 130, page 5 (Henry A Foust)

12 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 6 April 2011) (Henry Augustus Foust)

13 pension index, by name (Henry Foust)

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

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Foust)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 10 November 2009
1910 US census
Ancestry index (accessed November 2009)
1920 US census
Ancestry index (accessed November 2009)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed November 2009)
Find a grave
accessed 4 April 2011

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Henry Foust in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Turbot Township, microfilm series M432, film 804, page 52 recto = 121 [both stamped]]
line8910111213
Dwellings visited139     
Families visited140     
NamePhilip FoustSarah FoustJosiahWilliamHenryHarriet Pursol [?]
Age57481712918
SexMFMMMF
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer Farmer   
Real estate owned8,000     
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
Married within year      
Attended school within year  111 
Over 20 & can't read/write 1    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Turbot Township, post office Milton, microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 670 verso = 185 handwritten]
line3334353637
Dwelling number1297    
Family number1294    
NamePhilip FoustSarah "William "Henry "Thomas P "
Age6758211810
SexMFMMM
Color     
OccupationFarmer    
Value of real estate owned10000    
Value of personal estate600    
Place of birthdo [sc. Pennsylvania]dodododo
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, microfilm series M593, film 1384, page 38 verso = 18 handwritten]
line3132333435
Dwelling-house number130    
Family number135    
NameFoust Henry- Mary- Emma- Ellis- Mary
Age27286311/12
SexMFFFF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationLaborerKeeping houseat homeat homeat home
Real estate value800    
Personal estate value200    
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenn
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year    July
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, Northumberland County, Milton, South ward, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 166, microfilm series T9, film 1164, page 472 = 6 B handwritten]
line12131415
street name    
house number    
dwelling visit #52   
family visit #52   
nameFoust, Henry A- Mary E- Emma A- Ellis E
colorWWWW
sexMFFM
age38391613
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeDaughterSon
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationLaborerKeeping HouseAt SchoolAt School
months unemployed6   
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  11
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Borough of Milton, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 130, page 5]
[line] 12
[house] [blank]
[family] [blank]
[name] Henry A. Foust
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 P.V.
[enlistment date] Oct 28 1861
[discharge date] Apr 5 1862
[length of service] [blank] years, 6 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Milton, Northumberland, Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton, ward 4, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 133, microfilm series T623, film 1449, page 292 = 3 B handwritten]
line6162636465
streetFront [?] Street
house number431    
dwelling number63    
family number63    
nameFoust HenryLynde Vernie [?]- Ellis- Annie- Veria [?]
relationshipHeadDaughterSonDaughterDaughter
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
birth dateMarch 1841July 1864Nov 1888Nov 1890Jun [?] 1893
age593512107
[Corrected ages are written above the last three entries]
married?WdMSSS
# years married39 [?]19   
mother of how many children? 4   
# of children living 4   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupationLaborer    
# months not employed7    
# months in school  999
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO    
free or mortgagedF    
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 Henry
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 13 April 2014]

Foust, Henry.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Faust Henry.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 6 April 2011)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Northumberland County
NAME Foust, Henry Augustus
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 10/25/61-4/5/62
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. F, 91st Pa. Vol. Inf.
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME Harmony
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Milton Boro.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION D LOT No. 106
HEADSTONE Granite
INFORMATION GIVEN BY G.A.R. & S.V.
DATE 1/2/34
REMARKS B

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