Wilhelmina “Minnie” Vieting Nuss and her husband (Wilhelm) Gustav Nuss arrived in Philadelphia on June 21, 1883 with their four children: Clara Dora, Heinrich, Frederick and Pauline. They came from Langendreer in Westphalia (now part of the city of Bochum) and sailed from Antwerp on the Vaterland. They first stayed with relatives in Philadelphia who had come before them and later lived in their own home(s) in Philadelphia. These letters, mostly sent to Wilhelmina Nuss by her family in Langendreer, descended to her daughter, Clara Dora Nuss Fish, and then to Clara Fish's great-granddaughter, Cheryl A. Baggs, who contributed them to the German Heritage in Letters collection.
Archive: Cheryl A. Baggs collection
Source: Nuss family letters