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Conrad Moschel Papers, 1940-1979

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

© 2010



Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Shaun Boyd 2011-02-25
Language: Finding aid is in English

Collection Summary

RepositoryDouglas County Libraries / 100 S. Wilcox St. / Castle Rock, CO 80104 / Phone: 303-688-7730
Creator
TitleConrad Moschel Papers
Dates: 1940-1979
Size29 x 23 cm; 4 items; 1 file folder; paper
Abstract:The collection contains material relating to Conrad Moschel, an early Douglas County settler who was killed by Native Americans in 1864.
Collection Number1992.001.0023
Language: English

Arrangement of the Collection

The manuscript/small items collection is arranged by accession number. The materials in the folder are organized chronologically.

Scope and Content

The collection includes a letter written by Mrs. Alice Moschel Yeakel, paternal granddaughter of Conrad Moschel, in which she relates to Naomi Ruth Shea how her grandfather came to the United States to settle in Douglas County and was killed by Native Americans.

The collection also includes a photocopy of a newspaper article "Antique rifle's 1st owner among Indian victims in DC" in which the circumstances surrounding the death of Conrad Moschel are described.


Biography / History

Conrad Moschel came to the U.S. in 1854 from Alsace-Lorraine and had arrived in the Colorado Territory by 1860. He ranched in the Lake Gulch area in Douglas County and in 1864 took his family to Franktown when the Indians became hostile. While rounding up some cattle during the hostilities, George Engl (Engle), Conrad Moschel and Harold Welte became separated. Moschel was killed and scalped by Native Americans (probably Cheyenne, Arapahoe or Ute) on August 4, 1864 and his body was buried where it was found. A memorial was engraved in the rock above the gravesite and a monument marks the grave.


Access Terms

Colorado
Douglas County (Colo.)
Homicides
Indians of North America
Ranchers

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

Conrad Moschel Papers, Douglas County History Research Center

Acquisition Information

The material was collected by the Douglas County Historical Society, which was the main historical institution of Douglas County until it disbanded in 1992. The documents were included in the paper-based collections that were donated to the Douglas County History Research Center.

Processing Information

Processed by Sally Maguire, March 20, 2001; Annette Gray, April 7, 2003


Related Material

The Douglas County History Research Center and the Reference Department of the Philip S. Miller Library, Douglas County Libraries holds additional information on Conrad Moschel including:

Douglas County Historical Society. "Our Heritage: People of Douglas County" (Douglas County, CO: Douglas County Historical Society, c 1984)

Marr, Josephine Lowell., Keiser, Joan Marr. "Douglas County: A Historical Journey" (Gunnison, CO: J. L. Marr, B & B Printers, 1983)

Biography file: Conrad Moschel

Clippings notebook: Native Americans


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