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German newlyeds Elfriede and Gustave Hufersen marry after 50 years apart, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
December 9, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Mrs. Hufersen stands beside her newlywed husband with her arm wrapped in the crook of his while Mr. Hufersen stares at her.
In the German village of Hagen 20-year-old Gustave Hufersen and 17-year-old Elfriede Schulte were young sweethearts. Gustave moved to America to begin a brewing business and wed another woman, while Elfriede remained in Germany and wed another man. Both of their spouses passed on several years ago, and by a bizarre coincidence the two recently met in Seattle where their romance rekindled. They wed the previous Friday at the chambers of Municipal Judge Scheinman.
Photograph appears with the article, "Old Troth Holds Good," Los Angeles Times, 09 Dec 1935: A3.
Text from newspaper caption: Childhood sweethearts fifty years ago in Germany, Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Hufersen recently met again and found they were still in love. They were married here.
Text from negative sleeve: 4081 - LtR - Gustave Huferson Elfriede Schulte Huferson 12-6-35 Wedding - reunited couple 50 yrs after (both in their 70s) [stamped:] Dec 20 1935
Handwritten on negative: Elfriede Schulte Huferson Gustave Hufersen
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Marriage--California--Los Angeles
Hufersen, Gustave, b 1865
Hufersen, Elfriede Schulte, b. 1868
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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