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PHILIP FAUST of the 7th Missouri Calvary, Company L, Union Army. 
Civil War Veteran of Monterey County.

Philip Faust 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.

The following transcription is from the “Monterey Cypress Newspaper” of Monterey California.

FAUST, PHILIP (1826-1896) IOOF ( El Encinal Cemetery)
(Monterey Cypress December 26, 1896)
DIED: Faust- In Monterey Thursday December 21, 1896 Philip Faust, a native of Germany, aged 70 years, 2 months and 10 days.

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 sorrow.


Compiled and Submitted: by Tim P. Reese, PCC

Camp Abe Lincoln #10 based out of Santa Cruz, Ca

Dept. of Calif. and Pacific

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

P. O. Box 1641, Monterey, Ca. 93942-1641


Sep 2009



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