Household economics and building a church
Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. He shares that everyone with the exception of Sara is healthy, but that she's still going to school. He says the family is in good spirits and are speaking English well. Martha is noted as having a difficult time knowing how to cook and that until they got some new potatoes she had been relying on bread and coffee, though Anthes emphasizes that they're still better off than many others. He provides updates about the prices for various crop yields explaining that the buyers are still figuring out how things should work and that he'll rely on credit if need be to get by. Martin and Catherine are also provided updates about the building Jacob is working that is described as 42x50 with arched windows and a small tower. He concludes by noting the help of S. Eby and Mr. Gilger before asking asking Wolf is getting along.
Handwritten German letter in black ink cursive.
Rieder and Anthes family fonds
Correspondence Received by Others
Anthes, JacobAnthes, Magdalena Stricker
University of Waterloo library. Special Collections & Archives. Rieder and Anthes family fonds. Household economics and building a church. GA200-4-28-9.