April 1865, Letter from Abraham Frautschi to Christian F. Frautschi
About the Original Manuscript:
Digital formats of transcription and translation only in collection of Max Kade
Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Frautschi Letters (MKI/Frautschi3).
Images courtesy of Janet Spaeth West and Rick Frautschi
Abraham describes farm activities, noting how times are difficult for farmers
as a result of high prices, government taxes, and the harsh weather of the past
winter. He also provides information on the doings of various other individuals
in the community, noting a death, a marriage, and the illegimate birth of twins.
Text of letter:
German: 1, 2
| English: 1, 2
Transliteration and translation: Robert S. Spaeth and Roger P. Minert, Ph.D.
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Created: 6 May 2003
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