|Joseph Gulde courting Anna Ayres in 1921 in Raysville, Indiana|
|Marriage License for Joseph Gulde and Anna Ayres--1921|
|Small blurb in Rushville Republican about the wedding.|
|St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and Rectory, Cambridge City, Indiana in 2012|
For a short stint, he rolled cigars in Cambridge City, Indiana, and maintained his music career both performing and giving private piano lessons. His sister Mary Newbold Gulde lived in Rushville, Indiana and so Joseph and Anna decided to call that community home. Before they moved, they married in the rectory next to St. Elizabeth's Church in Cambridge City on May 30, 1921. Anna was not yet a Roman Catholic so the couple would not have been allowed to marry in the church. It would be many years before she would convert. Her father was a Quaker and her mother belonged to a couple of different Protestant churches.
It was a solid marriage as they remained together until Anna's passing in 1982. Joseph died months later in 1983. Below are a few photos and documents that record their courtship, marriage, and subsequent anniversaries.
|Newspaper article in Rushville Republican, 1971|
|60th wedding anniversary announcement in Rushville Republican, 1981|
|Gulde family celebration, Rushville Republican, 1981|