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Iona Rozenberg's story

  • Article by: Iona Rozenberg
  • December 22, 2012 - 7:33 AM

My ancestors were killed in an attack on their homestead in Birch Coolee, Minnesota.

This is our account of what happened: During the Dakota War, Henry (my great, great, great grandfather) and son Fredrick were killed trying to escape by wagon to Fort Ridgely, his wife Carolina and son John did escape and Frederick's wife and 2 infants were taken hostage.

There is no marker of his death, as he was supposedly buried by a burying party after the massacre. Frederick's wife and children were later released.

My great, great grandfather was still in Germany at that time but came to the U.S. after the killings.

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