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 Ernst Dietrich

Ernst Dietrich

Birth
Germany
Death 18 Aug 1862 (aged 31–32)
Brown County, Minnesota, USA
Burial New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 34634429 · View Source
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Enrst (or Ernest) Dietrich and his wife Pauline and their family were living in New Ulm, Minnesota in 1862. The Dakota Indians, who lived on a nearby reservation, were frustrated with their situation for a variety of reasons. Consequently, on August 18, 1862, they lashed out against the whites, killing hundreds.

On that morning, before the people living in New Ulm were aware that the Dakota were beginning their attack on the Lower Sioux Agency, a Civil War recruiting party from New Ulm headed northwest, into neighboring Milford Township. Here, the unarmed party was attacked by the Dakota, and Dietrich and two of his comrades were killed. The other members of the party raced back to New Ulm.

Dietrich is buried in the New Ulm City Cemetery. The inscription on his gravestone, which is in German, reads "Fr. Ernst Dietrich, died the 18 Aug., 1862, Age 33 Years." Enrst's story is related in two books by Curtis Dahlin: "Dakota Uprising Victims: Gravestones & Stories," page 42, published in 2007, and "The Dakota Uprising: A Pictorial History," page 119, published in 2009.


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  • Created by: Curtis Dahlin
  • Added: 9 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34634429
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernst Dietrich (1830–18 Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34634429, citing New Ulm City Cemetery, New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Curtis Dahlin (contributor 47099816) .