This letter was translated from the original German script
Written by Rosina Katerina Nusebaumer born Jan. 27, 1827 in Dottingen Aut Muelholm, Germany
I was two years of age when my mother died and five years when my father died.I was raised by strangers until I was 14 years of age.Then I learned to work for other people to make my own living.
I was married to Johann George Nael, of Lueningen, Germany.We came to America, in 1854 the 1st of July - we landed in New York, with five children, the 6th child died before we left Germany.After that we lived only four more weeks together when my husband, and youngest child died of cholera.Then the people advised me to go to the poorhouse with my children.Because I did not have any relatives nor friends there.So I had to write to Germany first to find out the addresses of my relatives here in America.In the between time three of my children died, only Katherina survived.Then I and my only child left came to Syracuse, where we stayed through the winter with Hornickers.
Then we came to Cleveland, Ohio to my other sister and stayed with her during the summer and following winter.
I had many hardships to go through.The following spring I married again, according to the advice of others, to Henry Prussman.
Births of our children (gives names and dates of birth of 7 children - the only female child was my greatgrandmother b 1861, d. 1935).
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