from Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami
Mathias Rust, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, married in Virginia and settled as a pioneer in Clark county, Ohio. He cleared up one hundred and sixty acres from the woods and became a prosperous farmer.
His children were:
He died in Clark county, Ohio.
Jacob Rust, the father of Isaac Rust, was born February 28, 1804, in Rockbridge county, Virginia. When he was six years old he moved with his parents to Clark county, Ohio. He married in that county, Miss Elizabeth Baker, born in August. 1803, in Rockbridge county, Virginia, of strong German ancestry.
After marriage, Mr. Rust cleared up eighty acres of land in Clark county, Ohio, and by thrift and industry added to it until he owned two hundred and seventy acres.
His children were: Henry, Simon, Magdalena, David, Aaron, Isaac, Mary and William.
Mr. Rust was a member of the Reformed church. He took an active interest in church affairs and was for thirty years an elder. In politics he was a Republican. He was a strong Union man, and his sons Isaac and Aaron served in the Civil war. Aaron was in the marine service on a gunboat in the Mississippi and served one year. Jacob Rust reached the venerable age of nearly ninety-two years, and died on his farm. He was a good citizen, an industrious and highly respected man, benevolent and pious. He gave all his children a start in life.
Isaac Rust, the subject of this sketch, was born in Clark county, Ohio, February 2, 1841. He received a common-school education, and enlisted February 15, 1865, at Springfield, Ohio, as a private in Company K, Eighty first Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for one year or during the war. He served until the close of the war and was honorably discharged and mustered out of the United States service, July 13, 1865. Mr. Rust was an active soldier, and always did his full duty promptly and cheerfully, and was never in a hospital. After the war he returned to Clark county, Ohio, and married, September 27, 1874, Mary F. Friermood, daughter of George and Catharine (Michael) Friermood, who was born October 18, 1852, in Delaware county, Indiana .. .
After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Rust lived in Clark county for six years, and then moved to Howard county, Indiana, October 15, 1880, making the journey with teams and being six days on the way.
Ten years before this he had bought an eighty-acre tract, and he cleared up more land until he now owns one hundred and twenty acres. The children are Ida F., born November 15, 1875; Anna E., January 10, 1879; Warren K , April 14, 1880; Lilian B., March 22. 1889; and Hobart, July 4. 1893.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Rust are members of the Methodist Protestant church. Mr. Rust is a Republican in politics. He has been justice of the peace for twelve years. He is a highly respected citizen and well known for his integrity. Aided by his faithful wife, he has reared an excellent family. Ida F., Warren K. and Anna E. are graduates of the public schools of Jackson township, and the two daughters are members of the church.