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Essig in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Essig, Minnesota

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
1. Essig, Minnesota Marker
Inscription. On April 8, 1885 Chief Engineer Blunt of the Winona & St. Peter Railroad Co. announced that the railroad had decided to build a side track between New Ulm and Sleepy Eye for the purpose of receiving grain. The site was known only as "Siding Number 1". Soon after the siding was established, the Empire Mill Co. of New Ulm erected an elevator. The first shipment of grain was received on September 9, 1885.

The adjoining site of Siding Number 1, owned by the rail line, was platted for a townsite on August 21, 1885 and by September 30, John Essig of Milford Township had bought a lot and built a store. An officer of the Railroad Co. named the site "ESSIG" to honor the man who erected the first business building on the site.

On March 3, 1886, the Postal Department granted the petition for the establishment of a Post Office at Siding Number 1 under the name of "ESSIG" and John Essig was appointed the first Postmaster.

Erected by the Brown County Historical Society - August, 1985

 
Erected 1985 by the Brown County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 19.434′ N, 94° 36.277′ W. Marker is in Essig, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker
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By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
2. Essig, Minnesota Marker
two-sided marker with duplicate text
is at the intersection of 1st Street and Main Street (County Road 11) on 1st Street. Click for map. Marker is at Carl's Corner Restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Main Street, Essig MN 56030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milford State Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); Junior Pioneers Tablet (approx. 2.3 miles away); Taken by Surprise (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ravine Ambush (approx. 2.4 miles away); Harkin Store (approx. 4.3 miles away); Turnverein Founding Site (approx. 5.3 miles away); Pioneer Monument (approx. 5.8 miles away); Doughboy Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Essig.
 
Also see . . .  Essig, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 8, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Essig, Minnesota Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
3. Essig, Minnesota Marker
Essig, Minnesota Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
4. Essig, Minnesota Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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