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

Gustavus Koerner

1809-1896

 
 
Gustavus Koerner 1809-1896 Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 30.696′ N, 89° 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.
Koerner House image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 3, 2019
2. Koerner House
Marker is seen on the right, on the side of the 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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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. mile away); St. Clair National Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belleville Savings Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Messinger, 1771-1846 (approx. 2.7 miles away); U.S. Center of Population 1970-1980 (approx. 9.9 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.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 5 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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