21 November 1907, 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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Christian is travling out west, presumably to Oklahoma, but Johann declines an offer to accompany him on the trip. He writes that he has invested in a mining company and wishes to see how this turns out, and that he will be having plate glass installed in all three of his store fronts. He hopes that Christian's travel plans may include a stop in St. Paul for a visit.

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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