15 February 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 that North German Lloyd did not send information but instead contacted an agent in St. Paul, who wants a bit more for return trip tickets on the Crown Prince William than Christian's agent in Madison. Johann asks that Christian buy tickets for himself and his daughter Zilla on whatever ship and whatever line Christian thinks best, "whether it be in late April or early May," and he will send Christian money to pay for them. Johann asks again if Christian would like to stop in New York to see Niagara Falls.

Text of letter:

German | English

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

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Created: 29 January 2004

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