Frederick W. Goebel [RG3449.AM]


RG3449.AM:  Frederick W. Goebel, 1876-1949

Papers:  1928-1942
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Parks superintendent
Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box


Born in Prussia on March 5, 1876, Friedrich Wilhelm August Vogelsang Goebel immigrated to the United States and became a naturalized citizen.  He took on the Americanized name of Frederick William Goebel.  He married Matilda Klug on June 10, 1903 in Emerald, Nebraska.  The couple had three children, Henry, Henrietta and Emil.  Frederick spent his career working for the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department.  Frederick William Goebel died on June 8, 1949.  He is buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska, next to his wife Matilda.


This collection consists of one box of papers relating to Frederick W. Goebel’s career with the Lincoln Parks and Recreation department.  The majority of the collection consists of four scrapbooks containing clippings relating to the parks and recreation areas of Lincoln, Nebraska, between 1928 and 1932.  Also included is a folder of correspondence containing mostly letters to Goebel from Philip Edinborough, Lincoln’s first Parks Superintendent.  A small amount of biographical information is contained in the last folder.


Box 1

  1. Scrapbook, 1928-1929
  2. Scrapbook, 1929
  3. Scrapbook, 1929-1930
  4. Scrapbook, 1930-1932
  5. Loose clippings
  6. Correspondence, 1928-1942
  7. Goebel Genealogical material (including photographs of birthplace of F.W. Goebel)


Subject headings:

Antelope Park (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Edinborough, Philip, 1859-1942
Goebel, Frederick William, 1876-1959
Parks -- Nebraska -- Lincoln
Pioneers Park (Lincoln, Nebraska)


HEK/js                 12-06-1965
Revised APD       02-23-1981
Revised TMM      11-15-2018

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