12 October 1885, Letter from Johann Jacob Frautschi to Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

This letter was written by John J. Frautschi and sent from West St. Paul, 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's business is doing well, and he has hired an employee. He was offered $800 dollars more for a lot than he paid for it, but has decided to hold onto his properties for now. He complains that his contractor is not doing as good a job as he had hoped. Johann sends greetings from his minister, one August Hülster.

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

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Created: 12 June 2003

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