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

Roebbecke Mill

 
 
Roebbecke Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
1. Roebbecke Mill Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1859 Frederick Roebbecke built a seventy foot high wooden windmill for grinding corn and grain. Situated on a prominent ridge, it commanded an excellent view of the scattered settlement. Barricaded with sacks of flour and grain, the mill was an important defense outpost in New Ulm during the 1862 Sioux uprising. On Saturday, August 23, intense fighting occurred about the mill, held by a small group of defenders. That evening it was fired and abandoned. Two days later New Ulm was evacuated. The settlers soon returned and reconstructed the settlement, but the windmill was never rebuilt.
 
Erected 1965 by the Brown County Historical Society and Victor P. Reim.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 44° 18.697′ N, 94° 27.682′ W. Marker is in New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on South State Street south of Center Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is
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at or near this postal address: 1 South State Street, New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brown County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pioneers of Brown County Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Lind Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Defenders State Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turner Hall (about 500 feet away); Guardians of the Past (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
 
Roebbecke Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
2. Roebbecke Mill Marker
Roebbecke Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
3. Roebbecke Mill Marker
Roebbecke Mill Site and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
4. Roebbecke Mill Site and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 900 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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