Nicolaus Ferdinand Haller

Hamburg
1909
Ob. FREIE UND HANSESTADT HAMBURG
Rev. DEUTCHES REICH 1909 DREI MARK
Edge: GOTT MIT UNS
Silver 0.9000
16.6670g 33mm
mintage: 1,388,822
Mint: Hamburg
MM:
Hamburg 1909 3 Mark

Titles: Mayer of Hamburg
Born: 21/1/1805
Died: 10/10/1876
Father: Martin Joseph Haller
Mother: Elisabeth Gottschalk of Hannover
Married to: Phillipine Adele Oppenheimer (1831)
Children: Martin Emil Ferdinand Haller
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Flag of Hamburg 1751-1897 Location of Hamburg
Coat of arms of Hamburg


At the time the constitution of the Free City of Hamburg had only been in place for 3 years. According to the terms the government or (Staatsgewlt) had two chambers, a Senate and the Burgerschaft (or house of Burgesses). The Senate exercised executive power has 18 members half of which had to have studied jurisprudence and 7 of the remaining nine must belong to the merchant class. The members of the Senate were elected for life but a senator could retire after 6 years in office. The House of Burgesses had 192 members, 84 of which were elected by all the taxpaying citizens. At the time the city was in severe debt of about 4,222,897, mostly due to a massive rebuilding programme after a fire in 1842. The state covers 148 square miles and had 210,973 inhabitants.
Religion Number
Luterans 197,973
Roman Catholics 4,000
Calvinists 2,000
Jews 7,000


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