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Adolph Toepperwein
Birth: Oct. 17, 1869
Death: Mar. 4, 1962

Western Marksman. Born in Boerne, Texas, he was excellent marksman who toured with a circus and represented Winchester Repeating Arms Company for fifty years as a publicity agent. While working in Winchester Arms Company as a vaudeville-circuit shooting act, he met Elizabeth Servaty. In 1903, he married her, gave her shooting lessons, discovered she was a natural and by 1904, they were working as a team professionally doing shooting shows. In 1906, he made 19,999 hits out of 20,000 hand-thrown wood blocks. They performed together in a career that spanned the next forty years. In 1907, at 25 ft, he did not miss a single hand thrown wood block out of 8,000 and missed only four out of the next 5,000 shooting with a .22 caliber rifle. He attracted both rural and town dwellers to exhibits wherever Winchester guns were sold world wide. After his retirement in 1951, he conducted a shooting camps and taught fie arms safety. He died at age 93 in San Antonio, Texas and is a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Toepperwein (1882 - 1945)
 
 Children:
  Lawrence Toepperwein (1904 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mission Burial Park South
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 7 Lot 705 Grave 11
GPS (lat/lon): 29.2061, -98.28027
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 18138
Adolph Toepperwein
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Adolph Toepperwein
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Adolph Toepperwein
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