3 September 1883, Letter from Johann Jacob Frautschi to Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

This letter was written by John J. Frautschi and sent from Norwood, Carver 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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John J. Frautschi congratulates Christian on the birth of his new daughter, and mentions that they have a new baby boy, for a total of six children. He mentions another Swiss immigrant who wishes to move to California. Note that in his letter as well as on the business address stamp on the envelope, Johann now refers to himself as John.

Text of letter:

German | 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: 10June 2003

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