4 October 1869, Letter from Johann Jacob Frautschi to Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

This letter was written by John J. Frautschi from St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, and was sent to his brother Christian in Madison, 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 about his recent bout with illness (possibly typhus) and of his inability to find work.

Text of letter:

German | English

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

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Created: 14 May 2003

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