Adolf Topperwein

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Adolf Topperwein
Adolph Toepperwein.jpg
Topperwein circa 1950-1960
Born (1869-10-16)October 16, 1869
Boerne, Texas
Died March 4, 1962(1962-03-04) (aged 92)
San Antonio, Texas
Known for Exhibition shooting

Adolf Topperwein (October 16, 1869 – March 4, 1962) with his wife toured as the Fabulous Topperweins as exhibition shooters.[1][2]


Elizabeth Topperwein

He was born on October 16, 1869, in Boerne, Texas, to Johanna Bergman and Ferdinand Toepperwein. In 1903 he married Elizabeth Servaty (known as "Plinky") of New Haven, Connecticut. In 1951 he stopped touring and opened a shooting camp in Leon Springs, Texas.[1]

He died in San Antonio, Texas, on March 4, 1962.[2] He was buried in Mission Burial Park.[1]


A Toepperwein museum was opened in May 1973 in San Antonio, Texas.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Adolf Topperwein". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2011-11-17. Adolph (Ad) Toepperwein, noted marksman, was born in Boerne, Texas, on October 16, 1869, the son of German immigrants, Johanna (Bergman) and Ferdinand Toepperwein. ... Toepperwein died in San Antonio on March 4, 1962. 
  2. ^ a b "Adolph Toepperwein, Famed Marksman, Succumbs At 92". Associated Press. March 5, 1962. Retrieved 2011-12-05. Adolph Toepperwein, one of the country's top marksmen, died today at the age of 92. Mr. Toepperwein set many exhibition ... 

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