22 November 1868, Letter from Johann Jacob Frautschi to Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

This letter was written by John J. Frautschi from Swanton, Butler County, Iowa, and was 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 to say he believes Christian's change in plans is well-advised, but he plans to send 200 dollars (with interest) to Black Earth by mid-December. He writes of various financial matters, then mentions flooding in Switzerland, and hopes that America will do its part to help.

Text of letter:

German: 1, 2, | English

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

Commercial use prohibited. Copyright 2003, by the The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System


Created: 16 May 2003

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