1809-1896Gustavus 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.
|Placed By||St. Clair Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society|
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|Date Added||Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 240352 N 4266784|
|Decimal Degrees||38.51160000, -89.97785000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 30.696', W 89° 58.671'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 30' 41.76" N, 89° 58' 40.26" W|
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