STOPHLET, MARQUIS DELAFAYETTE

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Marquis DeLafayette Stophlet (1846-1920), was born August 18, 1846 at Holmes County, Ohio, son of David F. Stophlet (1823-1889) and Sara Jane Williams Stophlet (1824-1858). He lived with his family on their farm at Holmes County, Ohio. 

           Marquis was a Civil War Veteran, who was mechanically inclined and became a carriage maker, machinist, mechanic, and plumber. He was a coin collector.

            In August 1862 he enlisted in the Army in Company D, 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He fought in the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi in 1862.  In 1863, he fought in the Arkansas Battles of Arkansas Post, Port Gibson, Mississippi Battles -Big Black River, Siege of Vicksburg, Battle of Jackson. He was captured when City Belle sank in 1864 and he along with many soldiers were held prisoner at Camp Ford near Tyler, Texas.

            After the Civil War he returned to the family farm at Holmes County, Ohio. 


            On August 10, 1873 he married Elizabeth Heller (1853-1929), in Wayne County, Ohio. They had no issue. They lived near Salt Creek, Holmes County, Ohio.

            About 1875 he began his own shop as a carriage maker.

            About 1885 he expanded his shop into a machinist shopBy 1901 he was a distributor for the Frictionless Metal Company manufacturers of a metal of high tensility ideal for weight and high pressure bearing.

Fig. Marquis L. Stophlet correspondence to the Chapman Brothers, franked with Scott #279D postmark January 22, 1904, 
Fredericksburg, Ohio, duplex cancel. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library, Special Collection, The Chapman Family Correspondence Archive. Write john@numismaticmall.com


            He was a member of the Ohio State Numismatic Society.

Fig. Marquis L. Stophlet correspondence with coin dealer John G. Laidacker, franked with Scott #319, postmarked Fredericksburg, Ohio, March 8, 1905. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library. Estimate $150-$200. Write john@numismaticmall.com

            About 1908, he began to specialize as a plumber.

Marquis L. Stophlet correspondence on hand-stamped corner card "Engine Supplies" "Steam, Water Plumbing Fittings On Hand"  to the Chapman Brothers, franked with Scott #319 postmark February 7, 1913, Fredericksburg, Ohio, duplex cancel. Post Office service markings in purple stamped ink "Directory Searched". Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library, Special Collection, The Chapman Family Correspondence Archive. Write john@numismaticmall.com
 

Fig. His coin collection was sold one month prior to his demise on June 22, 1920 by B. Max Mehl.

            He died on July 21, 1920 at Holmes County, Ohio. 

Fig. Stophlet Tomb
 at Fredericksburg East Side Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Wayne County, Ohio. 



Bibliography :

The Numismatist, 1905
The Numismatist, 1909



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