91st PA: Oscar Foust

Oscar Foust

Before the war

He was born on 10 July 1846 (11 [July 1847], 14; 5 (18 in 1861), 7 (4 in 1850), 8 (13 in 1860), 9 (24 in 1870), 10 (34 in 1880), 11 (53 in 1900), 12 (54 (sic) in 1910), 13 (73 in 1920)). He was born in Milton, Pennsylvania (5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13). He was born to Franklin Faust and Mary Ann Hower (14).

In 1850, he was living in Milton Borough, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his parents Franklin and Mary Foust, and with his siblings Tilghman and John Foust (7).

In 1860, he was living in Turbot Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his parents Franklin and Mary Foust, and with others (presumably his siblings) (8).

When he enlisted, he was a farmer (5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and light hair (5).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 25 October 1861 (1, 5, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Milton, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Hall (5). He was a private in company F (1, 16, 17).

He was promoted to corporal on 4 March 1862 (1, 4, 5).

He deserted from Alexandria, Virginia, on 11 June 1862 (2, 3, 4, 5).

On 4 July 1864, Sellers transmitted a report about him, by William Michaels (2). According to this report he had claimed he was 18 when he was mustered in, and that he had his parents' permission; his parents had never issued a complaint (2). He had never been sick while with the company, and had always done his work (2). Perhaps he was claiming he was underage, and had enlisted without his parents' permission.

He was discharged on 8 April 1865 by general order (1, 6). He was a private, in company F (16, 17).

After the war

On 6 October 1865, he married Lizzie Jenkins (11, 12, 14). They had two known children (11, 12):

In 1870, he was living in Watsontown Borough, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Lizzie, and son John (9). He was an attorney at law, and owned $300 in personal property (9).

In 1880, he was living in Watsontown Borough, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Lizzie, children John and Clara, and a servant (10). He was a lawyer (10).

In 1900, he was living in Iola Township, Allen County, Kansas (11). He was living with his wife Lizzie, daughter Clara, and a servant (11). He was an attorney (11).

In 1910, he was living at 717 East Madison Avenue, Iola City, Allen County, Kansas (12). He was living with his wife Lizzie and daughter Clara (12). He was a Judge of the District Court (12).

On 30 August 1911, he applied successfully from Kansas for a pension (6, 15).

In 1920, he was living at 717 East Madison Avenue, ward 4, Iola City, Allen County, Kansas (7). He was living with his wife Lizzie and daughter Clara (7). He was a judge of the Circuit Court (7).

His wife, Lizzie Foust, died on 16 November 1926, in Iola, Allen County, Kansas (14).

He died on 8 March 1928, at Iola, Allen County, Kansas (6, 14 [1929, alternative date 1928]).

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.)

2 letter, Sellers to Breck, 4 July 1864

3 company F, register of deserters, #17 (Oscar Foust)

4 company F, list of non-commissioned officers (Oscar Foust)

5 company F, descriptive roll, #68 (Oscar Foust)

6 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Oscar Foust)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, microfilm series M432, film 804, pages 70-71 = 158-159 stamped = 178/184-185 handwritten (Oscar Foust)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Turbot Township, post office Milton, microfilm series M653, film 1149, page 670 = 185 handwritten (Oscar Foust)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Watsontown Borough, microfilm series M593, film 1384, page 192 = 30 handwritten (Oscar Foust)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Watsontown Borough, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 150, microfilm series T9, film 1164, page 203 C = 11 handwritten (Oscar Foust)

11 1900 US census, Kansas, Allen County, Iola Township, ward 3, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 10, microfilm series T623, film 469, page 132 = 5 B handwritten (Oscar Foust)

12 1910 US census, Kansas, Allen County, Iola City, ward 4, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 12, microfilm series T624, film 431, page 176 = 1 A handwritten (Oscar Foust)

13 1920 US census, Kansas, Allen County, Iola City, ward 4, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 12, microfilm series T625, film 522, page 155 = 14 B handwritten (Oscar Foust)

14 'Hug 10-07', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact James Hug, last updated 23 Oct 2007 (accessed 3 Dec 2009) (this cites The Dreisbach Family Association as its source) (note that several other gedcom's have similar data) (Oscar Faust)

15 pension index, by name (Oscar Faust)

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

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedule
accessed February 2007
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 3 December 2009)

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Oscar Foust in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Milton Borough, microfilm series M432, film 804, pages 70-71 = 158-159 stamped = 178/184-185 handwritten]
line4142123
Dwellings visited246    
Families visited250    
NameFranklin FoustMary FoustTilghman FoustOscar "John "
Age3129541
SexMFMMM
Color     
Occupation of males over 15 yearsTeamster    
Real estate owned     
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPa
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
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 = 185 handwritten]
line2223242526272829
Dwelling number1295       
Family number1292       
NameFranklin FoustMary A "Tillman "Oscar "Charles "Calvin "Jacob "Luther "
Age384016139751
SexMFMMMMMM
Color        
OccupationFarmer Farm hand     
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate300       
Place of birthdo [sc. Pennsylvania]dododododododo
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Watsontown Borough, microfilm series M593, film 1384, page 192 = 30 handwritten]
line161718
Dwelling-house number202  
Family number239  
NameFoust Oscar- Lizzie A.- John F.
Age24254
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationAttorney at LawKeeping HouseAt home
Real estate value   
Personal estate value300  
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
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, Watsontown Borough, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 150, microfilm series T9, film 1164, page 203 C = 11 handwritten]
line1617181920
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #104    
family visit #114    
nameFoust Oscar- Lizzie A- John F [?]- Clara WHenckindorm Hattie
colorWWWWW
sexmfmff
age343513517
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonDaughterServant
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationLawyerKeeping houseAt SchoolAt SchoolGoverness
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  111
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1900 census

[1900 US census, Kansas, Allen County, Iola Township, ward 3, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 10, microfilm series T623, film 469, page 132 = 5 B handwritten]
line93949596
street[blank]
house number513 [?]   
dwelling number89   
family number90   
nameFoust Oscar- Lizzie- ClaraStovall Dora
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterServant
colorWWWB
sexMFFF
birth dateJuly 1847Nov 1844Oct 1875Oct 1879
age53552420
married?MMSS
# years married3535  
mother of how many children? 2  
# of children living 1  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaKansas
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIllinois
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMissouri
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationAttorney  Servant
# months not employed0  2
# months in school    
can readyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO   
free or mortgagedF   
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Kansas, Allen County, Iola City, ward 4, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 12, microfilm series T624, film 431, page 176 = 1 A handwritten]
line323334
streetEast Madison Avenue
house nr717  
dwelling nr8  
family nr8  
nameFoust, Oscar- Lizzie- Clara
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
sexMFF
colorWWW
age54 [sic; presumably 54]6532
marital statusM1 [?]M1 [?]S
#years present marriage4545 
mother of # children 2 
mother of # living children 1 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationJudgenonenone
nature of industry etc.District Court  
employer etc.W  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No  
# weeks out of work 19090  
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Kansas, Allen County, Iola City, ward 4, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 12, microfilm series T625, film 522, page 155 = 14 B handwritten]
line717273
streetEast Madison Avenue
house number717  
dwelling visit number363  
family visit number383  
nameFoust, Oscar-, Lizzie-, Clara
relationshipHeadwifedaughter
own/rentO  
free/mortgaged (if owned)F  
sexMFF
raceWWW
age at last birthday737545
marital statusMMS
year of immigration   
naturalized/alien   
year of naturalization   
attended school since Sept 1919   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language   
father's birthplaceUnknown USPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language   
mother's birthplaceUnknown USPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language   
can speak Englishyesyesyes
occupationJudgenonenone
industry, businessCircuit Court  
employment statusW  
number 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 Oscar
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 13 April 2014]

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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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