Philip Host a Civil War Veteran b. abt 1833 Germany. Married to Emily J. in the 1880 census for East Bay Twp, Grand Traverse County. Living with him is Carrie Freeman age 5 an adopted daughter and William N. Tibbits age 17 listed as son.
Phillip was in the Co.'s K and A; 9 Regt U. S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Union volunteers. He enlisted as a private and mustered out as a private.