16 August 1889, 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. 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 to say that he received the card and the 25.5 gallons of wine Christian sent. He reports on business in the city and the harvest in Minnesota, and mentions that he is visiting stores in the city to ask about a possible position for Christian's son Emil. Johann asks that Emil write a letter in English and sent it along, as that would be helpful to show to prospective employers.

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: 11 July 2003

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