3 January 1870, Letter from Johann Jacob Frautschi to Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

This letter was written by John J. Frautschi and sent from Niggelers Settlement, Pelican River, Tomme [Pomme] de Terre, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, 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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Having recently received a letter from Saanen, Johann reports he is upset to learn his father will not be sending money. He is too upset to write back to his family in Switzerland. Johann still expects money from a brother in Switzerland, and also mentions a loan of $100 that Christian has promised to make. He entrusts a Mr. Hinnen in St. Cloud to receive money intended for him.

Text of letter:

German: pages 1 and 2, fragment | English: pages 1 and 2, fragment

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: 29 May 2003

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