Hans I, third son of Daniel I, stayed in Wissembourg.
In 1513 his youngest grandson Jost, who in 1500 had moved to Krakow, donated the Stanislaus Altar and the side chapel in the Parish Church of St. Johannis (St. Jean) in memory of his family’s life in Wissembourg. Furthermore three keystones in the vault of the left aisle of the church carry the Schilling coat of arms with the three linden leaves.
There is an original pen and ink drawing for a lunette (a half-moon shaped space) by Albrecht Dürer (signed 1509 AD) in the British Museum in London. On the painting you see below, the donor Jost Schilling and the coat of arms with the three linden leaves are visible on the right (see also detail view). Three keystones in the vault of the left aisle as well as a tombstone in the northern yard carry the Schilling coat of arms with the three linden leaves.
and ink drawing in the lunette by Albrecht Dürer
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Detail view (click on image to enlarge):
In 1472 Jost’s eldest brother, Daniel III (1445 - 1493) moved to Breslau and later to Krakow.
His son Hannß IV (1470 - 1539) is the ancestor of the Jakobides, the Martinides and the Kilianides, all three prospering families still. Hannß decided to pursue a scientific career. He studied at Leipzig University, where in 1505 he was awarded the master’s degree. Later, however, he and his descendants took up mining, an excellent source of income at this time. Before the Thirty Years’ War started the family owned 26 ore mines in the Ore Mountains.
Half of the tombstone with the coat of arms.
showing the coat of arms.