Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes begins by sharing that the family has returned home safely but that he's still having bouts of illness, though less severe than before. In addition to updates about preaching activities, he tells of the death of Thede, who succumbed to injuries suffered being run over by an oxen-driven wagon. He concludes by sharing news of the summer harvest, indicating that several families will be struggling to make ends meet due to mildew drying up the wheat crops.
Handwritten German letter in black ink cursive.
Rieder and Anthes family fonds
Correspondence Received by Others
Waterloo (Ont. : Regional municipality)
University of Waterloo Library. Special Collections & Archives. Rieder and Anthes family fonds. Fatal accident. GA200-4-28-17.