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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
a close competitor. Mr. Kopperl felt this opposition
at every step he took, and but for the persistent
efforts made by him reinforced by the weight
of his name and influence, the road would inevitably
have gone down in the great fight that was
at that time made upon it.
Besides the Texas National Bank and the Gulf,
the measure which was enacted into a law whereby
the State school fund was reinvested in State
securities and made to yield a better revenue for
present school purposes; and also the bill which in
the form of a law enabled the Governor to dispose
of $500,000 worth of State bonds to meet the
State's accrued indebtedness and to defray the
running expenses of the government. These
$500,000 worth of bonds were sold to the American
Exchange Bank of New York upon Mr. Kopperl's
personal recommendation and guarantee, without
his asking or receiving from the State any part of
the commission authorized by law for negotiating
Thus as a business man, as an official and as a
citizen, Mr. Kopperl lived and labored for the city
and State of his adoption. That his labors were
well rewarded and are still bearing good fruit the
present prosperous condition of all those enterprises,
institutions and interests with which he bad
to do bears abundant witness.
In 1866 Mr. Kopperl married Miss Isabella
Dyer, of Galveston, a niece of the late Isadore
Dyer and of the late Mrs. Rosanna Osterman, both
early settlers of Galveston and remembered for
their many charities. The issue of this union was
two sons, Herman B. and Moritz 0., who, with
their mother, strvive the husband and father.
Mr. Kopperl's death occurred July 3, 1883, at
Bayreuth, Bavaria, whither he had gone in search
of health. But his remains rest in the city of
Galveston, where he spent his maturer years and
with whose history his own was so intimately connected.
On his monument is engraved this
pray thee, then, write me as one who loved his
fellow man "a
most befitting epitaph for one. whose generous
heart beat in unison with the best impulses of his
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