Butler Center for Arkansas Studies 100 Rock Street Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201 (501) 320-5700
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Quapaw Quarter Association. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Penzel family collection
0.21 Linear feet
The collection contains items belonging to a German-American family who lived in Little Rock at the beginning of the twentieth century.
This collection is arranged in no particular order.
Scope and Contents
The collection includes ledgers, memo books, and various other items belonging to the Penzel family, a German-American family who lived in Little Rock around the beginning of the twentieth century.
Charles Penzel was born in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) on October 8, 1840. He came to Little Rock as a child, fought in the Confederate army, and was married to Rosa Eisenmeyer in 1873. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 21, 1855, but her parents were from Bavaria (now part of Germany). They lived at 518 East Seventh Street in Little Rock until the death of Charles on February 16, 1906, and the death of Rosa on November 26, 1938. They had a daughter, Marcella, born on November 27, 1883, who died June 27, 1976. All three are buried in the same mausoleum in Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock. Among other accomplishments, Charles was the founder of the German National Bank in Little Rock.
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
German Americans -- Arkansas.
German National Bank. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Restrictions on Access
Restrictions on Use
Non-circulating, in-house use only.
Penzel family collection, BC.MSS.11.01, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute