California Genealogy and History Archives
Civil War Veterans
PHILIP FAUST of
the 7th Missouri Calvary, Company L, Union Army.
was born in Germany on October 11, 1822; his military indicated his name
and 7th Missouri Calvary, Co L was embossed on his headstone
in a Union Shield. His rank and service dates are unknown at this time.
His wife’s name was Mary A. a native of Ohio. Philip Faust died on
December 21, 1896 in Monterey. He was buried in the Faust Family plot in
the El Encinal Cemetery in Monterey, California.
following transcription is from the “Monterey Cypress Newspaper” of
FAUST, PHILIP (1826-1896) IOOF ( El Encinal Cemetery)
Death of Philip Faust
Philip Faust, who has been very ill for several months, died on
Monday evening last. Very
few men suffer what the deceased had to suffer during the last few
months of his long and eventful life, and death was welcomed as a great
relief. What makes the death
of Mr. Faust more and is that some months ago his wife was stricken down
with paralysis, and while she was lying on her sickbed in one room,
unable to help herself, her husband was lying in another suffering
untold agonies. For nearly
two months Mr. Faust had been unable to go to bed and always took what
little rest he could in his rocking chair.
One of his sons, Philip J Faust, was by the bedside of his dying
parent and has been his faithful attendant for some time past.
Another son, Henry W. Faust, of Lorin, Alameda county, arrived on
Tuesday evening. Mr. and
Mrs. Faust were married fifty years and the deceased leaves a wife,
three sons, and three daughters to mourn his loss.
Mr. Faust was 74 years of age and a member of Monterey Lodge, No.
182, I.O.O.F. He was also a
member of the G.A.R. and drew a pension of $24 per month, having been
wounded several times.
The funeral took place on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from
Odd Fellows hall and was conducted under the auspices of Monterey Lodge,
No. 182. About thirty
members of the lodge were present, as also a large number of friends of
the family. Rev. H.S.
Snodgrass conducted the services. The
body was interred in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery in a vault which had
been constructed under the personal supervision of the deceased for
himself and wife. The
services at the grave were conducted according to the ritual of the
order, at the conclusion of which the vault was closed over the remains.
We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family in their great
and Submitted: by Tim P. Reese, PCC
Abe Lincoln #10 based out of Santa Cruz, Ca
of Calif. and Pacific
of Union Veterans of the Civil War
O. Box 1641, Monterey, Ca. 93942-1641