M. Luppold – Case, Missouri

  1. Luppold - Misouri 001M. Luppold – Case, Missouri


Some people collect stamps, baseball cards or figurines.  I collect…. Lupole’s!  Such is thecase with the photograph above.  I purchased this on ebay a few months ago and wanted to share.

On the back of the photo, hand written is: “Case Missouri – South Warren County                                                                                 Across Missouri River from Hermann MO

Town of Case Built and Established by the

Luppold Family – in – 1893.

I have done some research and I believe the M. Luppold is Mathias Luppold, son of Robert Luppold.  Robert was born in Germany.  Mathias’ mother may have been Elizabeth Luppold, a widow, also born in Germany, and who lived near Matthias in 1900.   I was unable to find a  any immigration records for Robert or Elizabeth.

If anyone has any further information on this family, please comment below!


Working for the Railroad

Blog Post –
11 February 2016

Stillman G. Lupole
I promised that I would not just post about my direct ancestors, but include anyone with the name Lupole or any of its variants – and I intend to keep that promise! But – I thought it appropriate to begin this blogging adventure by introducing you to my paternal grandfather.

Stillman Gordon Lupole, son of Nathaniel and Dorothea (Herritt) Lupole, was born 6 May 1894 in East Hill, Delmar Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.(1) He married my grandmother, Mabel Eunice Laws, 20 May 1916 in Skaneateles, New York.(2) They had 6 children: Minnie Doris, Charles G., Stillman J., Raymond J., Edward C., and Betty L.

For almost 30 years Stillman worked for the Central New York Railroad, beginning in about 1930. His entire career with the railroad was spent at the DeWitt Diesel Terminal – the Roundhouse – in East Syracuse, New York.

For the first few years of employment, Stillman occupation was as a laborer. Sometime after about 1940, he was listed as “sheet metal worker.” My father, Stillman’s oldest son, Charles, said that his father was “a grease monkey.” Given his small size, he probably could get to places on the train that others could not!

Grandpa retired from the railroad 27 September 1960. On 28 November 1960, L. B. Fee, Vice President, Employer Relations New York Central System wrote a letter to Grandpa thanking him for his long service to the “Central.” The letter began “May I add my own words of appreciation to those of your co-workers for your many years of loyal service with the New York Central, and my warm good wishes for the future.”(3)
Stillman Gordon Lupole died 13 May 1972 in Syracuse, New York and is buried in Minoa, New York.

Copyright 2016 – Cindy Lupole Drage


1.Tioga County, Pennsylvania, delayed birth certificate, Record Book no. 1, page 30, line 31 (1895), Stillman Gordon Lupole, Office of the Clerk of the Orphans’ Court, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.
2.Marcellus, New York, Certified Transcript of Marriage, Lupole – Laws, 1916. Town Clerk, Marcellus, New York.
3. L. B. Fee, (New York, NY) to “My dear Mr. Lupole,” letter, 28 November 1960; privately held by Cindy Lupole Drage, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Waynesboro, PA, 1979.



Welcome to “Climbing the Lupole Family Tree!”

For the past 40+ years I have been pursuing my Lupole ancestors.  It has been an exciting, often frustrating journey, and one that will keep me going for many years to come!  I would like to share this journey with my Lupole cousins, both known and, as yet, unknown.

In October of 1754, two men, Johannes and Hans Luppoldt, most likely along with other family members, landed in Philadelphia.  It is my belief that most of the people with the Lupole name and its variants of Lupold, Lubold, Luppold and others, are all descended from this family.  This in a one-name study of these families.

My intention here is to share the story of one of these ancestors each week.  Some will be my direct line; most will not.

Please, come and join me on this journey!