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Cemetery Commemoration

August 21, 2012
The Journal

To the editor:

It was good to so many joining us at the Iberia and Sigel cemeteries for the commemoration of those killed/injured in the area during the US-Dakota War 150 years ago. They need to be remembered.

For the Aug. 19 article relating to this event, a clarification should be noted. The Bluehm family killed near Iberia did not live "in a poor farm." Instead, they lived on land that many years later would become Brown County's first poor farm. Also, at the Sigel Cemetery where nine Sigel settlers and one Dakota were memorialized, it should be noted that the Dakota (White Pigeon) was NOT buried in the cemetery. He was killed on the Robert Henton farm in 1864, when the body was later retrieved by troops from Fort Ridgely. To be sure, no Dakota are buried in the Sigel Cemetery.

Gary Wiltscheck

New Ulm



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