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 Martin Bluem

Martin Bluem

Birth
Germany
Death Aug 1862 (aged 40–41)
Brown County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Stark, Brown County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 34186723 · View Source
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Martin and Lizie Bluem and their five children were living on a farm in Leavenworth Township, Brown County, Minnesota in 1862. The Dakota Indians, who lived on a nearby reservation, were frustrated with their situation for a variety of reasons. On August 18, 1862, they launched a war against the whites. Margaret Bluem, the oldest daughter, apparently heard about the uprising from a Dakota woman while at a neighbors house. The family then fled towards New Ulm. They were three miles east of Iberia when the Dakota intercepted them. They killed six members of the family, with only twelve-year-old John surviving. The inscription on their gravestone reads "Killed by Indians, Father and Mother, my Sisters & Brothers, Martin Blim, Died Aug. 10, 1862, Lizie Blim, Died Aug. 10, 1862, Margarett & Liz Blim, Died Aug. 10, 1862, Adam & Charlie Blim, Died Aug. 10, 1862." The family name is misspelled, as it should be Bluem, and the date is incorrect. It should be either August 18 or 19. Their story is related on page 64 of "Dakota Uprising Victims: Gravestones & Stories," published in 2007 by Curtis Dahlin.


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  • Created by: Curtis Dahlin
  • Added: 25 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34186723
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Bluem (1821–Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34186723, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Stark, Brown County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Curtis Dahlin (contributor 47099816) .