It has long been the understanding that Wells, Minnesota was named after a member of the Wells family. However, according to Morene Wisdahl (who is considered the most up-to-date relative on the Wells family) Wells, Minnesota was not named after one of our relatives but another Wells family. So, now no one knows which is correct. However, if it is a our Wells family, it most likely would be George Wells.
So there you have it!