Minnesota Territory 1849-1858
Looking at the TerritoryMeeting the PeopleSeeking a FortuneMaking a HomeThe Exhibit

Keeping House

B. F. Upton, St. Paul, 1857
B. F. Upton, St. Paul, 1857
The Fuller family--three brothers and three sisters--lived in St. Paul in the 1850s. They moved to Minnesota from Massachusetts. Alpheus, David, and George were merchants. They owned a store in St. Paul, trading posts in the Territory, and a real estate business. Lizzie, Sarah, and Abby lived with their brothers and ran the household with the help of a servant and a gardener.