We're talking December 12, 1912, and the mentions consist of Clara, Joseph, Theresia and a cousin Joseph among the school kids who hadn't missed any days, but also, Andrew Faust who was the treasurer of Pierz village, and Frank Faust who was the fire chief and health officer in Pierz, and Nick who returned from a State Dairy school where he learned buttermaking, and F. Fausts Variety stores' Christmas specials, Andrew who was the agent for Kiewel Brewery and of course, an ad from John N Faust and his Bijou Theater.
We don't know what year the photo below was taken, but John died in 1905 (born in September 1825). The family is all adult, so this was probably c 1890. Looks like Anna Guerton Bares became a widow and married John Faust, a widower (?) There are quite a few 'John Faust"s on FamilySearch and we're not close enough to distinguish among em. Still, we can always add to what's here.
(With any luck,someone will search "Faust", find this post, and correct me if I'm wrong....and maybe ID the others or ad more photos?)
As we said a few posts ago, we think the Bijou was on the south end of Pierz, in Lower Town, kitty cornered across from the Journal office. Most likely, Editor Bailey and Mr Faust realized that ads were mutually beneficial. This plug for the Bijou was probably gratis, since Bailey was definitely a Pierz booster and wanted to encourage both the theater and continuing ad dollars. On that point, he needn't have worried--when I searched FAUST within the PJs online, the engine found 509 issues out of 543. That's amazing.
Here are two obits I failed to include originally--John J. Faust, who died in October, 1917, and that of Margaret Faust, wife of Joseph. She would have been the next generation after John J's, and also, her husband was probably one of the Josephs listed in the second paragraph. Larry found her obit in the Brainerd paper July 20, 1971.
As I find photos of families I've posted about, I try to add em. It's a mish-mash, I know--as bad as the original Atlases, but at least they're together.
Here's the Ray Faust Band, looks like the 30s or 40s.....and two more pics from the Atlases ☺