Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine in response to a letter from them dated May 18. After wondering if their letter was misplaced because it took longer than expected to arrive, he provides an update about the family's living situation indicating that his wife, Magdalena, is liking things better. He explains they will be moving into a home vacated by Brother Fink once it has been whitewashed and improved by Brother Wigand. Anthes notes he is so busy preaching and visiting families that he has to do all of his studying and writing at night. The remainder of the letter consists of requests to pass on well wishes to family and friends.
Handwritten German letter in black ink cursive.
Rieder and Anthes family fonds
Correspondence Received by Others
University of Waterloo Library. Special Collections & Archives. Rieder and Anthes family fonds. Long-awaited letter. GA200-4-28-3.