This week in state history
September 20, 2019
Historic Minnesota events that took place Sept. 20-26:
1891 August Schell, founder of August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm, dies of a heart attack in St. Paul. Born in Durbach, Germany, in 1828, Schell moved to Minnesota in 1856 and four years later, with Jacob Bernhardt, founded a small brewery on the banks of the Cottonwood River. The brewery is still run by the Schell family, producing award-winning beers in the German tradition.
1805 Lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike, reaching the mouth of the Mni Sota Wakpa (M...