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Belleville in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Gustavus Koerner


Gustavus Koerner 1809-1896 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 3, 2019
1. Gustavus Koerner 1809-1896 Marker
Inscription.  Gustavus Koerner came to Belleville from Germany in 1833. He took a law degree from the University of Heidleberg in 1832. Shortly after, he was arrested during a political demonstration. He escaped and joined a party of emigrants. In Illinois his legal reputation led to his appointment to the State Supreme Court in 1845. He also served in the Legislature, 1842-44, and as Lieutenant Governor, 1853-57. In 1860 he helped write the strong antislavery Republican platform. He served as staff officer during the Civil War and raised an all-German regiment. In 1862 President Lincoln appointed him Minister to Spain.
Erected 1976 by St. Clair Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists.
Location. 38° 30.696′ N, 89° 
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58.671′ W. Marker is in Belleville, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of Abend Street and Mascoutah Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Abend Street. Located on the west side of the Koerner House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Abend Street, Belleville IL 62220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Garfield Street Saloon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ever and Anon Park (about 700 feet away); Dorothea Deichmann Millinery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Romeiser Building (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Clair National Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Deidesheimer's Dry Goods Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belleville Savings Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belleville Public Square (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleville.
Also see . . .  Gustav Koerner on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 4, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Koerner House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 3, 2019
2. Koerner House
Marker is seen on the right, on the side of the street
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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