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Rudolph Tschoepe

Full Name: Rudolph Tschoepe
Birth date: October 9, 1842
Death date: March 17, 1932

Terms of Service

  • House, 35th (1) Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 2/9/1918
(1) George J. Kempen, in special election 3/12/1918, sworn 5/15/1918, succeeded Rudolph Tschoepe, declared an enemy alien and resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army: Private, Company D, 5th Regiment Texas Cavalry (R. Tschoepa); Bugler, 12th Texas Field Battery (Rudolph Schoepe). Soldier's application, Rudolph Tschoepe of Seguin, Guadalupe County, born circa 1842, death date 3/17/1932 in Seguin, Guadalupe County. Pension File No. 49080, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com .
  • Rudolph Tschoepe Sr., birth date 10/9/1842 in Germany; death date 3/17/1932 in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas; retired farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Rudolph Tschoepe (1842-1932), burial in Riverside Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, with spouse Augusta Tschoepe. Includes portrait and article from The Fairfield Recorder, 7/29/1898. Find a Grave .
  • Rudolph Tschoepe, born 10/9/1842 in Europe. Biographical sketch and photo, "Texas and Her Legislature (Legislative Section)," Members of Texas House of Representatives, 35th Legislature, 2/28/1917, p. 16. Fort Worth Record .
  • "Texas Legislator Forced to Retire," Palestine Daily Herald, 2/9/1918, p. 3, crediting Palestine Public Library. "After having lived 70 years in this country, and nearly all of that period in Texas, Rudolph Tschoepe of Guadalupe county, member of the thirty-fifth legislature from the eighty-third representative district, found that he was not a citizen of the United States under the alien enemy order of the president, and has accordingly tendered his resignation." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, "Civil War Veterans Succumb Within 30 Hours," 3/18/1932, p. 5. "Rudolph Tschoepe, a former representative in the State Legislature, died at 5 a.m Thursday and his brother Friday at 3:45 o'clock while the former's funeral services were being held. Both were Confederate veterans and Rudolph was also a Ranger in the early days." San Antonio Express .
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - Rudolph Tschoepe, postoffice Seguin, nativity Germany, age 75 (born circa 1837), retired farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .

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