Peter Joseph Faust born 21 Nov 1875 Cross Plains WI is the son of Joseph C. Faust (1848-1924) and Susie Schneider (1854-1885). Joseph C. Faust is the oldest son of John Faust (born Kierberg Germany 1825 d. Pierz, Morrison Co MN 1905). John Faust (b 1825) is the son of Joseph Faust (THERE IS NO S IN HIS NAME!) and Anna Maria Lutzen Faust. John Faust was originally married in Germany to Christina KALSCHEUR. She died in Germany and is the mother of Joseph C. Faust. After she died, John Faust married Anna Maria Deutsch and they came to America in 1854.
Katharina Bollig was born 14 May 1875 in Dane Co WI and died 5 June 1923 in Cross Plains, Dane Co WI. She is the daughter of Bernard Bollig (abt 1832-26 Feb 1920) and Anna Maria Faust (13 Aug 1836 - 10 Mar 1896). Anna Maria Faust is the daughter of Joseph Faust and Anna Maria Lutzen. Bernard Bollig came to America on the same ship as John Faust (with his young son Joseph C. Faust!).
Peter Joseph Faust and Katharina Bollig are first cousins once removed.
Regarding their marriage, below is what I have in my notes. Genealogy is sometimes not tidy and several researchers have tried to pin it down, so take what you can from this:
MARRIAGE(1): Katie BOLLIG and Peter FAUST, Little Falls, Morrison Co, Minnesota, Record Book H, #37. Application date: 17 Dec 1904, returned: Jan 10, 1905. NOTE: on Peter's second marriage record from Dane co, it said he was married 4 Jan 1904, which could be 1905 and the actual day was Jan 4.
MARRIAGE (2): Peter Faust and Anna Zimmerman. 21 Nov 1923. Dane Co Clerk of Court #30-303. Peter Faust, Cross Plains, 48, 2nd marriage, b. WI American, farmer, s/o Joseph Faust & Susan Schneider, previously married to Katharine Bollig 4 Jan 1904, died 5 Jan 1923. Anna Zimmerman, Cross Plains, 41, 2nd mar, b. WI American, occup: Housekeeper, d/o Adam Hofen & Anna Schneider (Schroeder?), prev. married 10 Sept 1907 to Frank (?) Zimmerman, died 5 Feb 1923. Married by Joseph Faust. [Joseph Faust was a Catholic Priest, son of Joseph C. Faust]. WIT: Nick Ripp and Helena Ripp.
Peter Faust married Catherine Bollig, the daughter of Bernard John BOLLIG and Anna Maria FAUST (known as Mary Faust). There is some dispute as to when and where they got married.
From family records in Wisconsin I have 1908 and married in Wisconsin. A Faust descendant (now deceased) said they were 33 when they got married -- that would indeed make 1908 the correct date.
However, I found a marriage record for Katie BOLLIG and Peter FAUST in Little Falls that had a return date of 10 Jan 1905 - so that must be the correct date.
(1) Joseph Bernard Faust b 13 Aug 1906 Dodgville Dane Co WI, died in 1934 in a motorcycle accident. Here are my notes for him: BIRTH record: The date 11 Aug 1909 given to me by relatives may be a typo because his younger brother was born in 1909, so he can't be born then.
Guess that this is his birth: Joseph B Faust born 13 Aug 1906, Dane Co, reel 0044, rec 000130.
Joseph Faust had a motorcycle accident in about 1924 and he was never the same after that. He died about 10 years after the accident but he had never healed properly; he had gangreen and such. His widow married his brother Peter Faust Jr. Joseph B. was first married to Eva Pettrick, no children. Then he married Gertrude Tousley.
(2) Peter Joseph Faust born (private) in Cross Plains Dane Co WI. m Gertrude Tousley (his brother's widow). Gertrude was born (private) in Colesburg Iowa (from family informant). I met them in 1996, they were still on the home farm.
(3) Bernard Peter Faust born 1914 Cross Plains, died 1994 Oregon, WI. married to Lucy Utzig, now deceased.