3 December 1891, 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 transcriptions and translations, 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 reports receiving a letter from Adolf, and congratulates Christian on the arrival of a new daughter and son. Johann's wife continues to recover from her illness and operations, although slowly. He considers it a kindness that the future remains a mystery, for otherwise people would use up all their strength worrying about what was to come, and have none left to cope with troubles when they arrived. He comments briefly on the weather and on the state of his business.

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: 6 August 2003

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