Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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William Foust

WILLIAM FOUST, a well known resident of Elm Grove township, Labette county, Kansas, was born in Butler county, Ohio, October 18, 1824. He is a son of Thomas Foust, who was a farmer in Pennsylvania.

William Foust lived in his native state until 1861, when he enlisted in Company G. 73d Reg., Ind. Vol. Inf. He served three years, took part in the battle of Stone River, and was captured May 3, 1863, near Rome, Georgia. He was held as a prisoner for fifteen days, and was exchanged at East Point, Georgia. After the war Mr. Foust located in Cass county, Indiana, where he remained until he removed to Kansas. In 1883 he located on his present farm, - the east half of the northwest quarter of section 1, township 34, range 19, in Elm Grove township, where he has since resided. He rents part of his farm. Mr. Foust raises some fruit, and is engaged in general farming.

Mr. Foust was united in marriage, August 7, 1845, in Clark county, Ohio, with Elizabeth Carmin, who died in 1883. They reared the following children, namely: Louis C.; B. J.; B. D.; Samuel A.; Sarah R.; William A.; Charles D.; Mattie L.; and John 0. In 1889 Mr. Foust was married to Mrs. S. E. Brown, of Sparta, Illinois.

The subject of this sketch is a Republican in politics. He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Religiously, he is a member of the Free Methodist church. Mr. Foust is well known in Labette county, where he is respected as all upright citizen.