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This week in state history


September 20, 2019

Historic Minnesota events that took place Sept. 20-26:

Sept. 20

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.

Sept. 21

1805 Lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike, reaching the mouth of the Mni Sota Wakpa (M...

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