Jackson State Monument

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Jackson State Monument

Jackson, Jackson County, Minnesota, USA
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The Jackson Monument is a granite shaft in Ashley Park, Jackson, Minnesota, just off U. S. Highway 71. It was erected in 1909 in memory of 18 pioneer settlers killed in the area in 1857 and 1862. The monument marks the location where the settlers who were killed in 1862 are buried.


Erected by the State of Minnesota in the year 1909, to the memory of the pioneer settlers of Jackson County, whose names are inscribed below, massacred by the Sioux Indians in 1857 and 1862.

28 March 1857 massacre:

William Wood
Joshua Stewart
George Wood
Willie Thomas
Two children of Joshua Stewart

24 August 1862 massacre:

Ole Olson Fohre/Fyre/Førde (father)
Mikkel Olson Slaabakken
Johannes Knutson Axe/Ekse
Knut Haldorson Ro Mestad and wife
Brita Andersdatter Røte Mestad
Anna Knutsdatter Bjørgo Langeland (mother)
Aagaata Knutsdatter Langeland (child)
Anna Knutsdatter Langeland (child)
Nicolai Johan Knutson Langeland (child)
Knut Knutson Langeland (child)
Lars Larson Rasdal Hjørnevik and wife [unknown if Anna Knutsdatter is the wife of Lars Hjørnevik or Lars Furrenæs]
Lars Larson Furnes/Furness/Furrenæs

24 August 1862 wounded children who survived:

Ole Olson Fyre (Ole F. Forde), the older Olson brother, age 11
Anders Engebretson Slaabakken Olson, age 11
Julia Knutsdatter Langeland, age 3


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GPS Coordinates: 43.62524, -94.98638

  • Added: 5 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2340687