Moritz Kopperl

Moritz Kopperl

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Death 3 Jul 1886 (aged 59)
Burial Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 13219648 · View Source
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Moritz was born in Trebitach, Moravia, and he died while overseas seeking a better climate for his bad health. Place of death was Bayreuth, Bavaria.

Originally from Moravia, Moritz Kopperl immigrated to the Untied States at the invitation of his uncle, Maj. Charles Kopperl. He lived with his uncle in Mississippi for nine years until 1857, when he relocated to Galveston, Texas and started a dry goods store with partner A. Lipman. After losing the business during the Union blockade of Galveston in 1861, Kopperl went into the cotton commission business, and later into coffee trade. He married Isabella Dyer in 1866, with whom he raised two children. in 1868 he became president of Texas National Bank, and later served as president of the Gulf, Colorado, & Santa Fe railroad. Moritz Kopperl served on city council from 1871-1872, where he was involved with port and harbor improvements as chairman of the Committee on Finance and Revenue. With his health failing, he returned to Europe and died shortly thereafter in Bayreuth, Bavaria on July 3, 1883. Kopperl, Texas, is named after him.


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  • Created by: David M. Habben
  • Added: 4 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13219648
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Moritz Kopperl (7 Oct 1826–3 Jul 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13219648, citing Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by David M. Habben (contributor 835) .