Letter from the Schuetz Family Documents, 1873
This letter comes from the Dean family collection of documents and photographs that belonged to their second maternal great-grand parents Gottlieb and Anna Schuetz, who emigrated from Switzerland in 1870 to start a new life in Humboldt, Nebraska.
A son of soap manufacturers Hans (John) Schuetz and Magdalena Luthi, Gottlieb was born in 1838 in Canton Berne, Switzerland. He married Anna Parli who also came from Canton Berne, Switzerland in 1863 and immigrated to Humboldt, Nebraska in 1870. Their daughter Maria (Mary) Schuetz, born in 1867 in Switzerland started the Dean family line marrying German-born Dirk Sutorius in 1889. Sutorius' daughter Emma, born in 1890 married a recent emigrant from Germany (1908) Edo F. Harms in 1914. All three generations lived in Humboldt, Nebraska in close proximity with various relatives (Emma Sutorius's uncle John Schuetz lived right next door to her family according to the 1930 census).For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube Channel.