Biography of H. D. Keppler
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H. D. KEPPLER Deputy Sheriff of Greenlee County, was born July 12, 1859, in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Jacob Keppler and Anna Martha Ludwich, and a brother of Charles B. Keppler, Chief Deputy under Sheriff Patty of Greenlee County. His parents are both natives of Germany, but were married in San Antonio. Mr. Keppler was educated in the public schools of Texas, was first employed at farm work, and then drifted into mining in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. He came to Clifton, Arizona, February 18, 1885, and was first employed in the mines, but was shortly afterward appointed deputy sheriff, his first appointment having been under Billy Burchfield, of Graham County. He has now served more than twenty years in this capacity in Graham and Greenlee Counties. He was appointed for the present term by Sheriff John D. Patty, who places the question of party affiliation in a secondary position to that of fitness for the office, when one's ability and unusual qualifications have been proven beyond a doubt by years of service. Mr. Keppler has also served about eight years as Constable in Morenci. During all these years he has had some very exciting experinces while in the performance of his duty. He was in company with the deputies who were killed at Eagle Creek, twelve miles from Morenci, but his horse fell crossing the river, causing Mr. Keppler to break his arm, and also to injure his leg. He was one of the participants in the fight in 1895 when two hold up men were killed and one captured. Deputy Sheriff Keppler has taken part in all activities of peace officers since 1895. He was married April 13, 1907, to Mrs. Julia Smith, Their home is in Morenci.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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