Near Fairfax in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Eliza Müller State Monument
of Minnesota to
the Memory of
Mrs Eliza Müller
Her valor and her devotion to the care of the sick and wounded soldiers and refugees during and after the Sioux Indian outbreak of 1862 will forever be cherished in the hearts of a grateful people.
Mrs. Eliza Müller • Wife of Dr. Alfred Müller • Born in Berne, Switzerland Apr. 21, 1831 • Died Sep. 26, 1876
Erected 1877 by the State of Minnesota. (Marker Number 2.)
Location. 44° 27.141′ N, 94° 43.809′ W. Marker is near Fairfax, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker can be reached from County Highway 30 0.7 miles west of State Highway 4, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Monument is at Fort Ridgely State Cemetery within Fort Ridgely State Park; fee area – a Minnesota state park vehicle permit is required. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfax MN 55332, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain John S. Marsh State Monument (here, next to this marker); Chief Mou-Zoo-Mau-Nee State Monument To the Memory of Hazen Mooers (a few steps from this marker); Joseph LaFramboise - (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ridgely State Park's Buildings Today (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A New Deal for Fort Ridgely State Park (about 400 feet away); Working Year-Round to Develop the Park (about 400 feet away); CCC Camp Life is a Healthful One (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
More about this marker. This monument was the second of 23 state monuments that were erected by the Minnesota legislature between 1873 and 1929, the first being the nearby Captain John S. Marsh State Monument. These monuments represent Minnesota's first public efforts to mark historic sites.
Also see . . . Eliza Muller. Find A Grave. (Submitted on December 11, 2013.)
Additional keywords. U.S.-Dakota War; Eliza Miller State Monument; Eliza Muller State Monument
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.