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Kettershausen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Kettershausen, Landkreis Unterallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kettershausen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Mar 2022
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Kettershausen Banner

It is a red-yellow-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Mar 2022

Kettershausen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure chapé embowed Argent, on central base a fleur-de-lis Or, at dexter a crozier Gules and at sinister a rye ear Gules, chief Azure charged with three balls Or.
After the local rulers, the Lords of Kettershausen, had died out, the village was owned by the Lords of Schönegg and the Lords of Freyberg. The balls are taken from their family arms. Friedrich of Freyberg in 1403 granted estates and privileges to the Cistercian Stams Abbey in Tirol. The monastery, represented by the crozier, thus became the local ruler. The monastery sold the village in 1546. The following owners changed frequently. In 1558 some estates in the village were acquired by Anton Fugger. The Roggenburg kin also owned estates in the village since 1378. They were acquired by the Fugger family in 1572. The family remained the local ruler until 1806, when Kettershausen as part of the Principality of Babenhausen was incorporated by Bayern. The fleur-de-lis is taken from the Fugger arms. The rye ear is symbolising the rural character.
Source: Aegidius Kolb and Manfred Putz: "Wappen im Landkreis Unterallgäu", Mindelheim 1991, pp.92-93
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Mar 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 7 June 1982 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Mar 2022

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