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Near Shevlin in Clearwater County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Theodore and Johanna Wegmann

 
 
Theodore and Johanna Wegmann Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2010
1. Theodore and Johanna Wegmann Marker
Inscription.  Built their pioneer home at this place in 1893, one building being used as a store and post office.

An act of the Minnesota Legislature in 1945 authorized acquisition of the homestead as an addition to Itasca State Park.

Dedicated
in grateful memory
of the services of
Theodore Wegmann
1861-1941
and Johanna his wife
1865-1944

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 47° 14.408′ N, 95° 12.047′ W. Marker is near Shevlin, Minnesota, in Clearwater County. Marker can be reached from Park Drive (County Road 38) just north of Itasca Township Road 4, on the left when traveling north. Marker is mounted on a boulder at the site of the original Theodore and Johanna Wegmann cabin and store. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shevlin MN 56676, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wegmann Store Replica (here, next to this marker); Patterson's Homestead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Northwest Territory
Theodore and Johanna Wegmann Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Theodore and Johanna Wegmann Marker
(1977 Wegmann store replica in background)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Search for the Mississippi's Source (approx. 0.4 miles away); Itasca State Park Centennial (approx. half a mile away); Itasca Lake (approx. 3˝ miles away); Douglas Lodge (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Itasca State Park, Theodore Wegmann feeding elk, ca 1920s. (Submitted on September 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Theodore Wegmann (Find-a-Grave). Theodore Wegmann was an early settler in the area to become Itasca State Park. He built a store in the area to help meet the needs of travelers. He was also post master of Lake Itasca, and when it opened, he became the park's first game warden. (Submitted on September 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Johanna Wegmann (Find-a-Grave). Johanna Wegmann headstone in Pioneer Cemetery of Itasca State Park. (Submitted on September 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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