12 December 1868, Letter from Johann Jacob Frautschi to Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

This letter was sent by John J. Frautschi from New Albion, Butler County, Iowa, and is addressed to his brother Christian in Wagomanie [Mazomanie], Wisconsin. Only digital formats of the original letter and envelope, as well as the transcription and translation, are in the collection of the Max Kade Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Images courtesy of Janet Spaeth West and Rick Frautschi

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Johann writes that he recently has sent money to Christian to help him establish his business in Madison. He then relates the time constraints associated with sending and receiving mail in New Albion.

Text of letter:

German | English

Transliteration and translation: Robert S. Spaeth and Roger P. Minert, Ph.D.

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Created: 19 May 2003

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