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Franz Sigel Park

Gerard Ave., Walton Ave., Grand Concourse bet. E. 151 St., E. 153 St. and E. 158 St.

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Educator, soldier, journalist, and public official, Franz Sigel (1824-1902) was a patriot both in his native land of Germany and in his adopted home in the United States. Born in Sinsheim, Baden, Sigel moved to the United States after the German Revolution of 1848. After settling in New York City in 1852, he taught in public schools and German schools, co-founded the German-American Institute, joined the 5th New York Militia, and wrote for the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung and the New York Times. He moved to St. Louis in 1857 to teach at the German-American Institute.

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