These letters were found in the rafters of the basement of 321 Decatur
Street, Sandusky Ohio in the 1970's. Most of the letters were either written to
John Adam Feick II or were written by him and sent to his wife Lizzy while he
was in Cheyenne, Wyoming for the construction of the state capitol building.
Anita Feick typed out copies of all of the letters to make them easy to read.
The Cheyenne ones are in the archives in Wyoming. Many were very faded, dirty,
and disintegrating. These are scanned copies of the typewritten letters saved in
1877 - Dec 11 - Letter to John from Annie Heinz
1880 - to John from his sister Ida, from his parents, Chas.
Zipfel, Letter written to Lizzy
1881 - from Chas., to Lizzie, from Ida, to Lizzie (he calls
her Sugarlump), from Lizzie, from Charley Zipfel, from Joseph Zipfel, from Bro.
Matthew, love letter from Julia Heinz
1884 - from Katie Buffalo, from Lizzie, to Lizzie, from Kate
Reimann, Johnny and Lizzie were married in November
1885 - to Lizzie from Katie Reiman, from Susie Kerner
1887 - to his wife Lizzie, from his sister Mame, Johnny is in
Wyoming (He is very lonely, he misses his wife, it is very cold at night - 12
below zero - he writes almost daily.)
1888 - more from Wyoming