1 September 1869, Letter from Johann Jacob Frautschi to Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

This letter was sent by John J. Frautschi from Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota, and is addressed 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 has been working in Stillwater, Minnesota, and this is the first time he has written Christian in two months. He plans to return to St. Cloud, Minnesota in two months for the winter, and then to move back out into the country by spring.

Text of letter:

German | English

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

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Created: 22 May 2003

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