[January-March, 1868], Letter from Johann Jacob Frautschi to Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

This letter by John J. Frautschi to Christian F. Frautschi was likely written between January-March, 1868. John J. Frautschi wrote this letter from Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Only digital formats of original documents, transcriptions, and translations 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

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Johann writes of his travels from Spring Green, Wisconsin, to various places in search of work before finding a job in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He discusses his spiritual health and the various religious services available in Cedar Falls. He also mentions a fire that burned seven houses to the ground.

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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