I was likewise excited to read your response to my GenForum posting and to hear I have a newfound cousin! I too have been researching our Doppel family history and have accumulated some information and old photographs. In September, while I was in Wisconsin, I located the original Doppel farm on the Milwaukee River in Saukville, and met the present owners, who are related to our Doppels. The relationship stems from Anna Margaret Doppel, the sister of Andreas Doppel, Sr., who married George Gahn who owned the next farm north. The present owners showed me the abstract for the property which showed that Andreas Doppel bought the farm on August 27, 1857, for $400! I'm not sure but I think they said the farm was more than 150 acres. Most of the south end of the property has since been sold to individuals who built homes along the river. They said Charles Doppel had the farm across the road, but it is no longer owned by relatives.
I will have to check but I think I only have photos of Andrew Doppel Jr. as an adult, in a portrait with his family and at my grandfather Joseph Lorenz's wedding to Margaret Doppel, on June 21, 1910. I have the wedding portrait of Andreas Doppel Sr. and a recalled marriage date of 1853 but no record of the marriage which was said to be in New York state. Have you found the record of his marriage to Anna Maria Hetzel?
I am also interested in knowing where you live. I live with my wife in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Doppel relation I know of still lives in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.
I look forward to sharing more information with you. You will need to use my regular email address to swap photos and such: email@example.com
Jerry Joseph Lorenz
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