7 January 1904, 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 writes that he and his family have been blessed to have been healthy the past year, and mentions that his son Ruben is now living and working in Happ, Idaho. He then discusses plans for visiting Switzerland, offering to wait until next year so that Christian may be able to go as well. Johann writes that although his wife would not be traveling, some of his children would like to go along.

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


Created: 26 January 2004

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