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House and Merit Order of Peter Frederick Louis (Oldenburg)

Haus- und Verdienstorden von Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig

House and Merit Order of Peter Frederick Louis (Oldenburg)

The House and Merit Order of Peter Frederick Louis was founded by Grand Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg on November 27, 1838. The order came in eight classes:

  • Grand Cross with Crown (Großkreuz mit der Krone)
  • Grand Cross (Großkreuz)
  • Grand Commander (Großkomtur)
  • Commander (Komtur)
  • Officer (Offizier)
  • Knight 1st Class (Ritter 1. Klasse)
  • Knight 2nd Class with Silver Crown (Ritter 2. Klasse mit der silbernen Krone) and
  • Knight 2nd Class (Ritter 2. Klasse).

Awards could be made with swords to denote war merit, though this was rare.

Schultze received the Knight’s Cross 2nd Class with Silver Crown and Swords. Von Heimburg was awarded the Knight’s Cross 2nd Class with Swords. The prewar award to Peterson was the Knight’s Cross 2nd Class with Crown of the order while von Hennig, von Münch, and Schmitz received the Knight’s Cross 2nd Class.

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CommanderDate  Command
Kptlt. Heimburg, Heino von1918 or later  UB 68
Kptlt. Hennig, Heinrich vonprewar  

Oblt. Münch, Waldemar vonprewar  

Kptlt. Petersen, Friedrichprewar  

Ltn. Schmitz, Maxprewar  
KrvKpt. Schultze, Otto1918 or later  

6 officers decorated with (Haus- und Verdienstorden von Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig) located.

Note: This listing is still being compiled and some recipients might be missing.

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