My mother has the letters in Australia. I am living in London and relying on her to pass information on. I have not seen the letters. I am not sure if he is the same Nicholas since the letters were posted from Shenandoah PA, not Michigin. I wish they tried to trace him down when my Grandmother was alive. She would know more personal information. The Nicholas I am searching for left Syria (now Lebanon) around that time. His sister Sadie Joseph Saad born in 1880 travelled to Australia when she was about 13. Their parents were Joseph Saad & Jane Abraham. They were Christian I assume would be orthodox. My mother is now contacting her aunt for further details. I shall keep you informed if anything of interest arrives.