★ ★  Schurz, Carl

Carl Schurz

Born: March 2, 1829

Birthplace: Liblar, Rhein – Erft – Kreis, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany

Father: Christian Schurz 1796 – 1876
(Buried: Saint Paul Evangelical Reformed Church, Monee, Illinois)​

Mother: Marianne Jussen 1798 – 1877
(Buried: Saint Paulus Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​

1st Wife: Margarethe Meyer 1833 – 1876
(Buried: Ohlsdorfer, Friedhof Ohlsdorf, Germany)​

2nd Wife: Frances Chapman 1846 – 1924
(Buried: Doylestown Presbyterian Church, Doylestown, Pennsylvania)​


Agathe Schurz 1852 – 1915​
(Buried: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York)​
Marianne Schurz 1857 – 1929​
(Buried: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York)​
Emmy Savannah Schurz 1864 – 1867​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan)​
Carl L. Schurz 1871 – 1924​
(Buried: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York)​
Herbert Schurz 1876 – 1900​
(Buried: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York)​


Attended Jesuit Gymnasium of Cologne, Germany​
Attended University of Bonn, Germany​

Occupation before War:

1848: One of the Founders of Bonner Zeitung Newspaper
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Member of Prussian Constitutional Convention​
1849: Served in military campaign in Palatinate and Baden​
1849: Part of the force that surrendered at Fortress of Rastatt​
1850: Helped Kinkel escape from prison to Edinburgh, Scotland​
1851: Forced to leave France on the eve of the coup d’etat​
1851 – 1852: German Language teacher in London, England​
1852: Immigrated to the United States from London, England​
Member of the Republican Political Party​
1857: Unsuccessful Candidate for Lt. Governor of Wisconsin​
1858: Speaker on behalf of the Lincoln U.S. Senate Campaign​
Attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin​
1859: Made a speech attacking the fugitive slave law​
1860: Wisconsin Leader at Republican Party National Convention​

Civil War Career:

1861: United States Minister to Spain​
1861: Helped to dissuade Spain from supporting the Confederacy​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General, Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1863 – 1865: Major General Union Army Volunteers​
1863: Division Commander at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Division Commander at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Division Commander at the Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee​
Commander of a Union Army Corps of Instruction at Nashville, Tennessee​
Chief of Staff to Major General Henry W. Slocum in Georgia​
1865: Sent South by President Johnson to study conditions​

Occupation after War:

Chief Editor of Detroit Post Newspaper
Editor and Joint Proprietor of Wstilche Post Newspaper
1867 – 1868: Traveled to Germany for interviews Otto Von Bismarck​
1869 – 1875: United States Senator from Missouri​
1870: Helped form the Liberal Republican Political Party​
1872: Chairman of Liberal Republican Party National Convention​
1877 – 1881: United States Secretary of Interior Department​
1881 – 1883: Editor of New York Evening Post & The Nation
1884: Leader of the Mugwump movement against James G. Blaine​
General American Representative of Hamburg American Steamship Co​
1892 – 1901: President of National Civil Service Reform League​
1892 – 1898: Editorial Writer of Harper’s Weekly Newspaper
1895: Speaker of Fusion anti Tammany Hall Ticket in New York City​
1896: Opposed William J. Bryan Speaking out against the Campaign​
1900: Supporter of William J. Bryan for his anti-imperialism beliefs​
Member of the American Anti – Imperialist League​
1904: Supporter of Alton B. Parker’s Presidential Campaign​

Died: May 14, 1906

Place of Death: New York City, New York

Cause of Death: Bilateral Septic Pneumonia

Age at time of Death: 77 years old

Burial Place: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York
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