10 December 1905, 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 in response to a letter from Christian sent in November. He comments that their children are corresponding, which allows for much information to be exchanged, but that can fill in some gaps with his own letter. He is thankful for a healthy year and for the safe trip they had taken back to Switzerland earlier in the year. He writes that his business is doing well and that his son Ruben is a great help. He reports that a recent letter from their nephews indicates they will be delaying their plans to emigrate. He gives news of his other children, and sends Christmas greetings.

Text of letter:

German | English

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

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Created: 11 February 2004

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