24 August 1910, Letter from Johann Jacob Frautschi to Christian Frautschi (with letter from Switzerland, 11 August 1910, from Elise Frautschi to her uncle Johann Jacob Frautschi and his family)

About the Original Manuscript(s):

This letter was written by John J. Frautschi in St. Paul, Minnesota, and sent to his brother Christian in Madison, Wisconsin. Included as an enclosure with this letter is one written by Elise Frautschi (daughter of their brother Johann Gottlieb Frautschi) in Bissen, Switzerland.

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.

Sender: John Jacob Frautschi
Letter begins: My dear brother C., I am sending you ...
Date: 1910 Aug. 24, St. Paul, Minnesota

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About the Electronic Version:

Creation of machine-readable version: Allen Verbrugge, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Conversion to TEI-conformant markup: Allen Verbrugge, University of Wisconsin-Madison
LIS839 Special Collections in the Digital Environment (Spring 2000)


John Jacob passes along to his brother a letter he has received from their niece, Elise. He writes of how much he looks forward to hearing from his relatives. The letter then talks about weather and the harvest: it was a dry summer in St. Paul, the wheat harvest was pretty good, but the situation with pasturing and hay is less optimistic. Still, John Jacob is grateful, and notes that people in Montana and Idaho are less fortunate because of forest fires there. He notes that the smoke from these fires is visible even where he is. He notes that in terms of business, the family is doing as well as they did the previous year and can't complain. He notes that the family is all healthy.

Text of letter:

German | English | SGML-encoded text |

Transliteration and translation: Robert S. Spaeth and Roger P. Minert, Ph.D.
Markup: Allen Verbrugge, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Created: 14 April 2000
Updated: 13 February 2004

Comments to: kkurdylo@wisc.edu