A past that we honor;
A present that we give meaning;
A future that we build together.
October 5: Wednesday; William Yake, Ellsworth Mill Family descendant, Olympia, Washington, visits area.
October 8: Saturday; MCHA Monthly meeting; 9:30 a.m.; Historic First Baptist Church;140 Mill Street
October 27: Thursday; Minnesota City Community Readers; 6:30 p.m.; Minnesota City City Hall; Selection: Detours to the Good Stuff, McGillis.
December 10: Saturday; Community Caroling; 6:00 p.m.; Historic First Baptist Church; 140 Mill Street
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Minnesota City History Recalled With Visit of Ellsworth Mill Descendents|
When Amos Dolbier Ellsworth dedicated
the completed mill in Minnesota City, in
October 1867, how satisfying it would
have been to know that almost 150 years
later his great grandson, Bill Yake, would
stand at the site of this significant
contribution to Minnesota City history.
Bill Yake has connected intermittently
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1890: Ellsworth dies at Winona. His obituary reports, “Of late years he has been doing business alone, confining his business chiefly to the management of his flouring business at Minnesota City and a large wheat farm at Wahpeton, S. D. (sic)”
Names that follow in the history include M.N. Reed, Wm. Calbick, Frank Calbick, H.J. Willis, A. R. Klavetter and J.S. Sutcliff.
Amos married Elizabeth (Lizzie) C. Schmidt. “…an attractive, intelligent girl, Lizzie Schmidt who I was always told by
Ellsworths are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Utica and Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona.
Photo contributions: Bill Yake