23 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 he is satisfied with Christian's travel plans and asks that Christian confirm these plans on behalf of himself and his daughter Zilla Alvena. He thinks they should leave Chicago on the 25th of April, and advises that they bring their citizenship papers with them, to avoid any "unpleasant developments." He encloses $20 to cover the cost of the travel commitments.

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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