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 Benedict Juni, Jr

Benedict Juni, Jr

Birth
Bern, Switzerland
Death 16 Feb 1922 (aged 70)
New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, USA
Burial New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Pioneer Section, Lot 0587
Memorial ID 85692672 · View Source
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The only person from the New Ulm area to be captured by hostile Indians during the Dakota War. He was born in Berne, Switzerland on Jan. 12, 1852. He was just four years old when he came to America in 1856 with his parents. The family first settled in Mankato, then came to Milford township in Brown County in 1858. He was 10 years old when the Dakota War or "Sioux Uprising" broke out on Aug. 18, 1862. When he ran to warn the neighbors, he was captured by some Dakota. He was released after several weeks and said he had been treated very well.

In 1880, he was a school teacher in New Ulm and was a boarder at the home of Fredericka Smith. On Oct. 29, 1881, he married Bertha Krause (born May 23, 1857). She was the daughter of Ferdinand Krause, who was killed during the war. They had five children.

Benedict (b. Oct. 9, 1882)
Edwin
Lily (b. Sep. 20, 1884)
Ima
Raymond


Sources:

Ancestry.com. Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980 (database online). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Ubl, Elroy E. "The Matter Lies Deeper," p. 330.


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  • Created by: Cindy K. Coffin
  • Added: 25 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85692672
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benedict Juni, Jr (12 Jan 1852–16 Feb 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85692672, citing New Ulm City Cemetery, New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Cindy K. Coffin (contributor 47084179) .