The squire Konrad Schilling von Lahnstein is said to have donated a large section of forest to the village of Kottenheim in 1535.
For the 400th anniversary of the donation in 1935 by the sculptor Erich Moog a representation of the Junkers and saying chiseled in the basalt rock.
May 8, 2019
"... In the Middle Ages a knightly noble family owned a farm in Kottenheim. The coat of arms of this noble family still represents the coat of arms of the local community today eight bars. The coat of arms decoration consists of a helmet and a turning to the right, growing swan with a black and a white wing. The first document to be sealed with this coat of arms comes from Lantzlot von Kottenheim, which was first mentioned in 1394 and 1448 died.
Another important descendant of this noble family is the Junker Konrad Schilling von Lahnstein, whose mother was Margarethe von Kottenheim. Junker Konrad gave his neighboring forest properties to the citizens of Kottenheim, which is why he is in good standing in the community to this day. The tuff epitaph from the year 1539, which was restored in 2012-2014 and shows the Junker in life-size, armored and with a helmet on his head, can be seen in the parish church of St. Nicholas. A statue on a fountain plinth at the end of Junker-Schilling-Straße in the center of the village, as well as a picture engraved and colored in a large basalt boulder in the Kottenheimer Wald (local recreation area "Auf der Birk") also show the Junker and explain the donation of the forest . "
April 16, 2020
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