26 December 1884, 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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Johann writes that they have had another baby boy born to their family, making three boys and four girls. They have sold their property in Norwood, Minnesota, but do not yet know where they will go. Although business has been good in Norwood, they feel that most of the people of the area are inclined to drink, and they wish to raise their children in a better environment. He also awaits news of their brother Johannes.

Text of letter:

German | English

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

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Created: 10 June 2003

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