12 October 1909, 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 to report the death of their brother, J. Peter Frautschi. J. Peter did not want his brothers to know of his death until after the funeral, so as to spare them the concern. Johann contemplates his own mortality, and finds comfort in his religious beliefs. He also comments on Christian's move into a new building.

Text of letter:

German | English

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

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Created: 12 February 2004

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