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

About the Original Manuscript:

This letter was written by John J. Frautschi from New Albion, 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 is sending Christian 200 dollars plus 15 dollars in interest. He realizes he should send more, but relates how difficult times have been, and resolves to send more in the future when he has had better luck.

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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