1 November 1886, Letter from Johann Jacob Frautschi to Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

This letter was written by John J. Frautschi in West St. Paul, Minnesota, and sent 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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Included as an enclosure with this letter is one written by Johann Peter Frautschi, dated 11 June 1886.


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Johann writes that he is well, and that his real estate investments are continuing to grow in value. He is enclosing a letter from their brother J. Peter, and expresses his concern over J. Peter's health. He vows to visit J. Peter in the new year.

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: 1 July 2003

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