5 February 1901, 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 sends congratulations on the birth of a baby boy to Christian's son Emil, and mentions that Ida recently gave birth to a boy. Johann's son George was married last September to a woman whose parents are German, and reports that Johann and Christian's brother Peter wrote to say that his son has married a woman who was born in Switzerland. He ends by asking whether Christian will be soon be ready to visit Switzerland.

Text of letter:

German | English

Transliteration and translation: Robert S. Spaeth and Roger P. Minert, Ph.D.

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Created: 12 November 2003

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