New Sweden Indian Attack

New Sweden Indian Attack (HM1EBF)

Location: St Peter, MN 56082 Nicollet County
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N 44° 24.582', W 94° 6.719'

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??Mrs. Maria Jonsson, wife of Erik Jonsson, and their son Pehr, were killed by Sioux Indians on August 23, 1862, near their home in New Sweden Township, about five miles northwest of this marker. Both natives of Sweden, Mrs. Jonsson was thirty-five and Pehr was twelve years old at the time of the massacre. Another son, August, born in New Sweden Township in 1861, died of exposure two days after his mother's death. All three bodies are buried in this cemetery, which was consecrated in 1859 by the Scandian Grove Lutheran Church.

??The Jonsson homestead was one of the eastern-most sites involved in depredations committed by the Indians during the Sioux Uprising of 1862.

"Days of affliction come to meet me" Job 30:27

This marker was erected in 1962 by the Scandian Grove Lutheran Church
in grateful memory of those pioneer members of the congregation.
Year Placed1962
Placed ByThe Scandian Grove Lutheran Church
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 10:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 411463 N 4917980
Decimal Degrees44.40970000, -94.11198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 24.582', W 94° 6.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 24' 34.92" N, 94° 6' 43.14" W
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Area Code(s)507, 651
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 41556 370th St, St Peter MN 56082, US
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