Dubbed a Knight by Seven Mayors

Dubbed by the Mayors of the Following Cities and Towns

  1. St. Louis

  2. Creve Coeur -

    Mayor Harold L. Dielmann dubbed the official knight of Creve Coeur in June of 2010


  3. Gerald, Missouri

    Gerald is a city in Franklin County, in the Saint Louis metro area.

    The latitude of Gerald is 38.399N. The longitude is -91.33W. It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 902 feet.
    More About Gerald, Missouri

  4. Webster Groves, Missouri


  5. Forsyth, Illinois


  6. North Tonawanda, New York

  7. Washington, Illinois

The mayors of St. Louis, Missouri, of Webster Groves, Missouri and of North Tonawanda, New York and by proclamation the Mayor of Gerald, Missouri  have each dubbed Karl M. Kindt III the first knight of these cities.  The mayor of Washington, Illinois and Forsyth, Illinois have also dubbed Karl M. Kindt a knight.

Pictured below is the dubbing ceremony in North Tonawanda, New York which took place at the Public Library in North Tonawanda on August 25th, 2001.  Mayor Mary dubbed Karl M. Kindt III the first night of his home town.  Karl grew up in North Tonawanda and it was a high honor to become its first knight.  He also received the key to the city.

Article about the dubbing in Forsyth, Illinois.


Karl has also been dubbed a knight by quite a few children!

7. Dubbed by the Mayor of Bethalto, Illinois - see: http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/bethalto_14996___article.html/children_kindt.html


June 10, 2008 - 11:10PM
The Telegraph
BETHALTO - Karl Kindt III, known as the "Knight for Hire," was dressed in shining armor Tuesday as he grimaced while telling a story to children in the Bethalto Public Library's summer reading program.

The knight told stories to the children who gathered at the Senior Citizens Building in Bethalto.

Kindt told the children about how people became knights and recounted stories with valuable lessons, such as how to channel their anger into a positive force.

Bethalto "King" Steve Bryant, known to villagers as Mayor Bryant, wielded a sword to perform the traditional ceremony of knighting Kindt before the children to welcome him to town.