Eusebius Gulde (1858-1954) and his wife Catherine Leineweber Gulde (1857-1943) lived in several homes throughout their married lives. The place where they stayed the longest was this home located at 1708 Marshall Street in North Madison, Indiana. (Today this house is considered to be in the city of Madison.) They had very little money and sometimes did not even eat the eggs from the chicken coup because they needed to sell them for some income. Eusebius, an immigrant from Germany, worked in a variety of jobs including as a sextant at the St. Michael's Cemetery. Catherine suffered from a variety of health problems during the last third of her life.
Grandchildren of the couple later recalled many things about the home including the cellar where the Guldes stored their potatoes over the winter. Mary Frances Risk Krutel, the daughter of Rosalie Gulde Risk, remembered when the home received electricity. She noted that a single light bulb hung down from the living room ceiling. Other memories of the place included an organ that sat in the parlor and the memories of Eusebius singing. He sang in the church choir all of his life.
The historic image was likely taken around 1930 and shows Catherine Leineweber and her daughter Rosalie Gulde Risk (1882-1960) standing on the front porch.
The second photo shows the home on September 15, 2001. It has been changed and improved over the years although much altered. This photo is courtesy of Carolyn Brady.