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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
vive him: Mrs. Clara Hillebrand, Mrs. Caroline
Eckhardt, Miss Lulu Kleberg, Hon. Rudolph Kleberg,
Marcellus E. Kleberg, and Robert J. Kleberg.
His eldest son, Otto Kleberg, who served with
distinction in the Confederate army, preceded
him in death in 1880.
The history of other countries as well as our own
bears ample evidence to the fact that great abilities
displayed in the higher walks of commerce have
been employed, on occasion, with equal effectiveness
in other directions.
The merchants of Venice, when the Venetian
Republic was mistress of the seas and controlled
the commerce of the civilized world, were not only
traders, but many of them also lawmakers, navigators,
cunning artists, leaders of armies, and commanders
of navies. Instances are not wanting in
our own country and later time where successful
merchants have become projectors of large enterprises,
have filled positions requiring a higher order
of executive ability, have accumulated wealth and
at the same time have assisted in making the laws
and carrying on the affairs of the State and nation.
Such men would distinguish themselves in any avocation
because of their strength and breadth of
mind, versatility of talents and those qualities that
enable them to surmount difficulties and command
success. The subject of this brief notice, while
strictly a business man, would have made himself
felt in almost any pursuit.
Moritz Kopperl was born October 7, 1826, in the
town of Trebitsch, Moravia, where he was reared
and received his early mental training. First a
student at the Capuchin Institute at Trebitsch he
completed his education by taking a classical course
at Nicholsburg, Moravia, and at Vienna, Austria.
In 1848 he came to America on the invitation of
his uncle, Maj. Charles Kopperl, of Carroll County,
Miss., whom he succeeded in business, and with
whom he resided for a number of years in Mississippi.
In 1857 Mr. Kopperl came to Texas in company
with A. Lipman, with whom he had been associated
in business in Mississippi and engaged at Galveston
in merchandising as a member of the firm of Lipman
for, in addition to the labor and care
inseparably connected with such an undertaking,
the road had, as is well known, at that time to meet
the strongest possible opposition from lines of which
it would, if successfully carried through, become
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Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas / by John Henry Brown., book, ; Austin, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/346/: accessed April 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .