Gustav Koerner

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Our society was open to both Jew and Gentile, and I really should not have been able to tell the religion of most of my friends. "Do right and fear no one," seems to have been the only religion adopted amongst us.

Gustave Koerner, Memoirs of Gustave Koerner [19] [20]

One of his personal leitmotivs was pointed out by the "Belleviller Zeitung" (the local German language newspaper) on 11 January 1899, nearly three years after his death, in a biography in the jubilee edition at the 50th anniversary of their first appearance:

The whole work of his long life full of fame may be added up as a continual statement of his favorite motto, namely: No rights without duties, no duties without rights.

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  2. Koerner, Gustave (1909). McCormack, Thomas J. (ed.). "Military Disorganization". Memoirs of Gustave Koerner. Digitization Projects Philologic Results. Illinois State Library. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  3. "Koerner, Gustave Philipp". House Divided. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  4. Hale, Douglas (28 February 2005). Wanderers Between Two Worlds. Xlibris. p. 219. ISBN   978-1-4653-1559-5 . Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  5. 1 2 Fuhrig, Wolf D (24 April 2010). "Gustav Koerner, a German-American Liberal". New Harmony, Indiana: 34th Symposium of the Society of German-American Studies. Belleville Heritage Society. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  6. 1 2 3 4 Stratton, Christopher (26 July 2005). "Gustave Koerner House" (PDF). United States Department of the Interior. p. 23. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  7. Schenk, Hans (20 August 2008). "Hessen 1848 – Zur Vorgeschichte der Revolution" [Hesse in 1848 – To the Prehistory of the Revolution](PDF) (in German). Darmstadt: Hessische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung. p. 48. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  8. In the present German language is this manner of writing not usual any more.
  9. Stüken, Wolfgang (7 May 2009). "Biographien wichtiger Personen der deutschen Demokratiegeschichte und Demokratiebewegung: Gustav Körner (1809-1896)" [Biographies of important people of the German democracy history and democracy movement] (in German). Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde Mainz. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  10. 1 2 3 Hartmut Steege (24 March 2013). "Geburtsstunde schlug im Tal der "Latin Farmer"" [Birth hit in the valley of the "Latin farmers".] (in German). Paderborn: DAFK (Deutsch-Amerikanischer Freundeskreis). Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  11. 1 2 James M. Bergquist (1999). "Koerner, Gustave Philipp". American National Biography (online ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0400610.(subscription required)
  12. Mardos Rietsch, Pam (2006). "Chapter Twenty-Two". Governor Joel A. Matteson. History of Southern Illinois. Mardos Memorial Library. p. 246. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  13. "Gustave P. Koerner (1809-1896)". Abraham Lincoln and Friends. The Lincoln Institute. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  14. Le Chien, Jack; McKenzie, Molly (October 2011). "We must make them understand Lincoln is our Man" (PDF). Belleville Heritage Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  15. "The Funeral Train of Abraham Lincoln". Abraham Lincoln's Classroom. The Lincoln Institute. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  16. 1 2 Fietsam, Robert C.; Belleville, Judy; Le Chien, Jack; Arndt, Robert L. (2004). Belleville, 1814-1914. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN   978-0-7385-3333-9. LCCN   2004110909 . Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  17. Nebelsick, Alvin Louis (1951). A History of Belleville (PDF). Belleville, Illinois: Township High School And Junior College. p. 155. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  18. Peinliches Verhör-Amt. "Steckbrief für Gustav Peter Philipp Körner" [Warrant of Apprehension for Gustav Peter Philipp Körner]. Image (in German). Deutsche Burschenschaft. Archived from the original (JPEG) on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  19. Koerner, Gustave (1909). McCormack, Thomas J. (ed.). "Concluding Reflections on Jena". Memoirs of Gustave Koerner. Digitization Projects Philologic Results. Illinois State Library. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  20. Kaupp, Peter (2004). "Burschenschaft und Antisemitismus" [Students' fraternity and anti-Semitism](PDF) (in German). Dieburg: p. 8. Retrieved 25 August 2013. Unsere Verbindung nahm Juden und Heiden auf, und ich war in der Tat nicht in der Lage, die Konfession meiner Bundesbrüder zu nennen. ‚Tue recht und fürchte niemand' schien die einzige unter uns gültige Religion gewesen zu sein.

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Gustav Koerner
12th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
In office
10 January 1853 12 January 1857
Party political offices
Preceded by Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
Succeeded by
Richard Jones Hamilton
First Liberal Republican nominee for Governor of Illinois
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
Succeeded by
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by United States Minister to Spain
4 November 1862 – 20 July 1864
Succeeded by