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Near Delhi in Renville County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Schwandt State Monument

 
 
Schwandt State Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
1. Schwandt State Monument
Inscription.
Erected by
State of Minnesota
1915
In Memory of
Martyrs for
Civilization
Johann Schwandt
Christina Schwandt
& Their Children
Fredrik & Christian
John Walz
Karolina Schwandt
Walz & John Frass
Murdered by Sioux
Indians Aug. 18, 1862.

 
Erected 1915 by the State of Minnesota. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Location. 44° 38.1′ N, 95° 11.197′ W. Marker is near Delhi, Minnesota, in Renville County. Marker is on County Road 15 3.2 miles east of County Road 6, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Monument is near Timms Creek. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24681 County Road 15, Renville MN 56284, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Only Two Survived (here, next to this marker); Site of Florita Settlement 1886-1912 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Vicksburg Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); A New Life with Family and Friends (approx. 5.8 miles away); A Family's Proud Heritage (approx. 6.4 miles away); Geology of the Redwood Falls Region
Schwandt State Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
2. Schwandt State Monument
(approx. 6.4 miles away); The Enestvedt Marker (approx. 6 miles away); The Kittelsland Water Wheel (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delhi.
 
More about this marker. This monument was the eighteenth of 23 state monuments that were erected by the Minnesota legislature between 1873 and 1929. These monuments represent Minnesota's public efforts to mark historic sites.
 
Regarding Schwandt State Monument. On August 18, 1862, unarmed men, women and children were killed and wounded on their homesteads in surprise attacks by the Minnesota Dakota, also known by the French term, “Sioux," when they waged war against the United States following two years of unfulfilled treaty obligations. Schwandt family members and a friend were killed near here; two Schwandt children survived the attack – one was taken captive, another managed to crawl away. The U.S.-Dakota War in the Minnesota River Valley claimed the lives of at least 450 whites and an unknown number of Dakota.
 
Also see . . .  The Schwandt Monument. (Submitted on October 21, 2013.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Schwandt State Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
3. Schwandt State Monument
Dedicated August 18, 1915
Nearby Minnesota River image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
4. Nearby Minnesota River
County Road 15
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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