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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Essig, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Brown County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Brown County, MN (87) Blue Earth County, MN (26) Cottonwood County, MN (8) Nicollet County, MN (73) Redwood County, MN (19) Renville County, MN (44) Watonwan County, MN (4)  BrownCounty(87) Brown County (87)  BlueEarthCounty(26) Blue Earth County (26)  CottonwoodCounty(8) Cottonwood County (8)  NicolletCounty(73) Nicollet County (73)  RedwoodCounty(19) Redwood County (19)  RenvilleCounty(44) Renville County (44)  WatonwanCounty(4) Watonwan County (4)
New Ulm is the county seat for Brown County
Essig is in Brown County
      Brown County (87)  
ADJACENT TO BROWN COUNTY
      Blue Earth County (26)  
      Cottonwood County (8)  
      Nicollet County (73)  
      Redwood County (19)  
      Renville County (44)  
      Watonwan County (4)  
 
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1Minnesota (Brown County), Essig — Essig, Minnesota
On April 8, 1885 Chief Engineer Blunt of the Winona & St. Peter Railroad Co. announced that the railroad had decided to build a side track between New Ulm and Sleepy Eye for the purpose of receiving grain. The site was known only as "Siding Number . . . Map (db m67411) HM
2Minnesota (Brown County), Essig — Junior Pioneers TabletMilford Monument
This tablet was erected by the Junior Pioneers in memory of the following men, women and children of the town of Milford who were massacred by the Indians during the Indian outbreak in 1862. John Martin Fink. • Monika Fink, his wife. • Max . . . Map (db m67952) WM
3Minnesota (Brown County), Essig — 21 — Milford State Monument
Erected by the State of Minnesota in 1929 in the memory of the men, women and children of Milford who were massacred by the Indians, Aug. 18, 1862. John M. Fink • Monika Fink • Max Fink • Carl Merkle • John B. Zettel • Barbara . . . Map (db m67951) WM
4Minnesota (Brown County), Essig — Taken by Surprise
In the summer of 1862, after years of broken treaty promises and late payments that fueled growing tensions and conflict, some Dakota began an attempt to forcibly reclaim their homeland. After attacking the Redwood (Lower Sioux) Agency . . . Map (db m67915) HM WM
5Minnesota (Brown County), Essig — The Milford Reservation Line
In 1850 the Minnesota Territory had a white population of about 6000. In 1858, a year before Minnesota became a state, the population was 150,000.   One of the reasons for this enormous growth was the opening of the “Suland,” land . . . Map (db m159781) HM
 
 
 
 
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Nov. 30, 2022