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

Pioneer Founders of New Ulm

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
1. Pioneer Founders of New Ulm Marker
Inscription. Frederick Beinhorn and Wilhelm Pfaender, pioneer founders of the prairie colony of New Ulm, were cut of the same cloth. Both came to America from Germany after the 1848 Revolution in Central Europe failed to unite German peoples under a new frame of government. Both sought New World frontiers to realize unfulfilled dreams of freedom and a more ideal social life.

Beinhorn (1821-1900), a visionary from the North German province of Braunschweig, founded the Chicago Land Association and in 1854 helped to organize the New Ulm colony along the Minnesota River in the recently opened Minnesota Territory. A few years later Pfaender (1826-1905), a born leader from the South German province of Wuerttemberg, led a contingent of Cincinnati Turners to consolidate with Beinhorn's experiment in living on the prairie. Under their leadership the newly amalgamated German Land Association prospered.
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Pfaender, the "grand old man" of New Ulm and the city's first president, distinguished himself as a member of the state electoral college that chose President Lincoln, served militarily as a lieutenant colonel in the Civil War cavalry, politically as Minnesota State Senator and State Treasurer, and locally as justice of the peace and register
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2. Pioneer Founders of New Ulm Marker
east side of marker with duplicate text
of deeds. He farmed and also sold real estate and insurance. Beinhorn organized the Chicago Mill Association, a stock company, that set in motion milling as a premier industry in the city's early days. He also ran a general store as an outlet for a flourmill and kept active to foster the city's social and commerical advancement. Both lie buried in the City Cemetery of the town they nourished at birth.

Erected by
the Junior Pioneers of New Ulm Vicinity and
the City of New Ulm on the 150th Anniversary of New Ulm
August 2004

 
Erected 2004 by the Junior Pioneers of New Ulm Vicinity and the City of New Ulm.
 
Location. 44° 19.013′ N, 94° 27.607′ W. Marker is in New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd North Street and North German Street on 3rd North Street. Touch for map. Marker is in German Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North German Street, New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. - Dakota War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); German–Bohemian Immigrants Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barricading New Ulm
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By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
3. Pioneer Founders of New Ulm Marker
(about 400 feet away); Kiesling House (about 400 feet away); Grand Hotel (about 500 feet away); Buenger Store (about 500 feet away); New Ulm's Glockenspiel (about 700 feet away); Crone Store (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
 
Also see . . .
1. New Ulm History. (Submitted on June 4, 2013.)
2. New Ulm, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 4, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommercePoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
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German Park
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 4, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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