23 March 1887, Letter from Johann Jacob Frautschi to Christian Frautschi

About the Original Manuscript:

This letter was written by John J. Frautschi in St. Paul, Minnesota, and sent to his brother Christian in Madison, Wisconsin. The top portion of the letter is missing. 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 he would be pleased if Christian could come up to St. Paul for a visit, and then they could both go to visit their sick brother J. Peter. Johann mentions that the value of his real estate continues to grow, and wonders if Christian would be interested in buying property in St. Paul as well. He provides directions to his home, presumably from the train station.

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: 9 July 2003

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