8 February 1897, 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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In this letter Johann writes that all is basically well with his family, although his wife was confined to bed with a leg ailment for awhile, and his daughter Lille will be seeking treatment for a throat illness that has bothered her for about six years.

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: 27 August 2003

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