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Doepke Family Papers, 1868-1971

Douglas County History Research Center
Douglas County Libraries
100 S. Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
U.S.A.
Phone: 303-688-7730
Email: sboyd@dclibraries.org
URL: http://DouglasCountyLibraries.org

© 2011



Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Shaun Boyd 2011-02-15
Language: Finding aid is in English

Collection Summary

RepositoryDouglas County Libraries / 100 S. Wilcox St. / Castle Rock, CO 80104 / Phone: 303-688-7730
CreatorDoepke Family
TitleDoepke Family Papers
Dates: 1868-1971
Size3- 5" legal sized boxes plus one folder of photographs.
Abstract:The collection contains items from the Doepke family which include a manuscript/diary of Frederick Doepke, father; correspondence, books, school papers, photos, invitations and other mementos of daughter, Josephine, and sons, William and Frank.
Collection Number1992.001.0004
Language: English / German

Arrangement of the Collection

Collection is arranged chronologically within subject headings.

Scope and Content

This collection documents the Doepke family activities in Douglas County between 1868 and 1971. The materials describe Frederick Doepke and his children's social activities, work environment and community activities. Correspondence reflects personal concerns, social activities and current events affecting the family. The daily routine of ranch life is found in records of animal purchases, brand certificates and sales receipts. Books, poetry, photographs and other printed materials refer to leisure time and how it was celebrated.


Biography / History

February 3, 1838 - Frederick A. and Charles F. Doepke born in Germany.

1853 - Frederick immigrated to the United States.

November 11, 1854 - Anna M. Pechtl [Doepke]born in Tyrol, Austria.

1858 - Anna immigrated to the United States.

1858 - Frederick (from his diary) living in Leavenworth in the Kansas Territory.

1858 - c. 1876 - Anna lived near Rock Falls, Illinois.

1868, 1870, 1873 - Frederick and his brother, Charles F. Doepke, purchased land in Douglas County.

December 27, 1876 - Frederick A. Doepke and Anna M. Pechtl were married.

Spring of 1877 - Frederick and Anna Doepke moved to Lake Gulch, Douglas County, CO.

June 3, 1878 - Helen Josephine, "Josie", first child of Anna and Frederick was born.

1880 - Louis, second child of Anna and Frederick was born and died. He was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock, Douglas County, CO.

August 14, 1881 - William F., "Willie", "Bill", third child of Anna and Frederick was born.

1882 and 1883 - Frederick and his brother, Charles F., purchased land in Douglas County.

December 1884 - Frank, fourth child of Anna and Frederick was born.

1888 - Charles G., fifth child of Anna and Frederick was born.

April 21,1895 - Charles F. Doepke died and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock, CO.

c.1904-1910 - William lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

October 26, 1906 - Frederick A. Doepke died and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock, CO.

1914 - William received a creamery license. He sold milk to the Frink Creamery of Denver.

July 19, 1929 - Anna M. Doepke died and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock, CO.

March 18, 1956 - Helen Josephine died and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock, CO. (She never married.)

1957 - Frank died and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock, CO.

1958 - Charles G. died and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock, CO.

March 10, 1971 - William died and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock, CO. (He never married.)


Access Terms

Catholic Churches
Doepke Family
Douglas County (Colo.)
Families
Historical Institutions
Women

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours.

Copy Restrictions

The collection is used in the presence of the Douglas County History Research Center staff. Some items may be fragile and may only be duplicated with permission of the Douglas County History Research Center staff.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Doepke Family Papers, Douglas County History Research Center. Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO.

Acquisition Information

These records were created by Doepke family and their business associates and friends. They came from the Douglas County Historical Society Collection. They had been found on the Ehmann Ranch (formerly the Doepke Ranch), Douglas County, Colorado. Donated to the Local History Collection of the Douglas Public Library District by members of the disbanded Douglas County Historical Society.

Processing Information

Originally processed by Helen Zimmerman, Janet Johnson, Johanna Harden and Sally Maguire. Completed February 1999. Reprocessed by Cecily North, December 2008 and Shaun Boyd, January 2011.


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Ehmann Collection Lake Gulch - Twin Creek Area Phone Charge Book, 1938 - 1943


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