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Douglas County Libraries / 100 S. Wilcox St. / Castle Rock, CO 80104 / Phone: 303-688-7730
Conrad Moschel Papers
29 x 23 cm; 4 items; 1 file folder; paper
The collection contains material relating to Conrad Moschel, an early Douglas County settler who was killed by Native Americans in 1864.
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.
Douglas County (Colo.)
Indians of North America
Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours.
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.
Conrad Moschel Papers, Douglas County History Research Center
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.
Processed by Sally Maguire, March 20, 2001; Annette Gray, April 7, 2003
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)
Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours. 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.