Charles R. Noegel papers
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Charles R. Noegel papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Noegel, Charles R., b. 1915.
Title: Charles R. Noegel papers
Dates: 1914-1999
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2389

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles R. Noegel was born in November 1915 in the town of Eastman, Georgia. His father, Henry Charles Noegel, was born near Lake City, Florida in 1885. He was the owner and operator of Noegels' Bakery in Eastman. Before opening the bakery, he had a hobo lifestyle for a short time prior to becoming a copper miner in Bisbee, Arizona. He then tried lumberjacking in Oregon and finally was a railroad engineer fro the Cand A Railroad in Venice, Illinois. It was in Illinois that h met Pearl Ellen Dempster. Dempster was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1885. Her family immigrated to Venice, Illinois in 1891. Pearl and Henry married in 1913. After the outbreak on World War I, the Noegels fled Eastman after receiving threats of violence. Some town members accused them of being German spies because of their last name. Henry C. Noegel ran the post office in Ellaville, Florida, and established the Camp Suwannee campgrounds in the 1920s. Henry was murdered in 1929, Pearl died in 1997 in Miami, Florida.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 7 pages of the autobiography of Charles R. Noegel detailing his genealogy and childhood in Eastman, Georgia, dated 1999; 23 photos attached to 4 loose photo album pages; 8 loose photos; 3 postcards; and 10 prints of digitized photographs. The photographs depict Noegel, his parents, their bakery, and Eastman, Georgia between 1914 and 1917.

Index Terms

Eastman (Ga.)
Noegel family.
Noegel, Charles R., b. 1915.
Noegel, Henry Charles, b. 1885.
Noegel, Pearl Ellen, b. 1885.
Noegels' Bakery.

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