Addressed to Miss Anna Kucks 131 Highland B'lv'd Brooklyn, N.Y.
Transcription: (Postmarked Southampton N.Y. Jul 24, 1942 - 7 pm.)
Dear Aunt Annie and Jack:
We are having a fine time out here. This view is the one that we had at first but we moved to a different location.
Both of us are very happy. Hoping that you had a good time last Saturday.
Love, Eva and Artj (This is my best guess at the signature.)
A quick check of Ancestry. com took me right to the recipient of this postcard. In 1930, 42 year-old Anna Kucks is shown as the head of household and owner of her home at 131 Highland Boulevard in Brooklyn. She is a widow, and has another widow, Hattie Brenkerhoff, living with her. (Both are listed as HOH, but Anna is noted to be the owner, and Hattie, an insurance clerk, is a renter.) Anna was born in New York, but both her parents were born in Germany, which indicates to me that she is most likely the same Anna Kucks shown in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 Census as the daughter of Peter Kucks, and sister of Louisa, Mamie, Mary, and four others whose names are unknown to me. In 1910, Peter's70 year-old brother, Henry, was also living with the family. (Peter was already widowed by 1900.) According to the 1910 Census, Peter immigrated to the United States in 1860.
My guess is that the senders of the postcard may have just gotten married on the previous Saturday, and were possibly on their honeymoon. Also, I strongly believe that this KUCKS family is probably the same family which had previously gone by the KUSSLER/KESSLER surname.
At this point, that is all of the research I've done on this family. I may in my "spare" time, come back and add more findings. If you are a descendant of this family, please contact me via this blog, or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.