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 Adolph Toepperwein

Adolph Toepperwein

Birth
Boerne, Kendall County, Texas, USA
Death 4 Mar 1962 (aged 92)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 7 Lot 705 Grave 11
Memorial ID 18138 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18138
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adolph Toepperwein (17 Oct 1869–4 Mar 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18138, citing Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .