Carl Schurt Commemorative Medal
DescriptionA Carl Schurz commemorative medal presented by Erftstadt in 1977. On one side it has a head and shoulder engraving of Carl with the following inscription:-
CARL SCHUTZ 1829-1906
Wo die Freiheit ist.da ist ein Vaterland.
On the reverse side are the following words:-
Ceburtssatte Cad Schuiz Verberg SchloB Gracht
Carl Christian Schurz was a German revolutionary and an American statesman, journalist, and reformer. He migrated to the United States after the German revolutions of 1848–49 and became a prominent member of the Republican Party. After serving as a Union general in the American Civil War, he helped found the short lived Liberal Republican Party and became a prominent advocate of civil service reform. Schurz represented Missouri in the United States Senate and was the 13th United States Secretary of the Interior.
“Carl Schurt Commemorative Medal,” Wokingham's Virtual Museum, accessed July 13, 2020, https://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/museum/document/WTH0280.