America’s Gatekeeper:  The Story of Paul Kroegel


Archival Treasures

Look what we’ve discovered!

Photographs

A sample of some of Paul Kroegel’s photography.  (Images courtesy Jim Culberson, Seabird Publishing, Inc.)

Documents

JT_GottliebKCitizenCertificateChemnitzFrontLO-RES

Certificate of Citizenship, Karl Friedrich Gottlieb Kroegel (Paul Kroegel’s father)
of the Township of Chemnitz , Germany, dated April 24, 1868

JT_FamilyCertificate1871LO_RES

Certificate dated 1871 in Chemnitz, Germany, showing the ages
of the three Kroegel children.

NCTC_LetterToIlaMarch1900P1LORES

 First page of a letter from Paul Kroegel to his wife, Ila, dated 1900

NCTC_TR_Decree1903LORES

Copy of President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1903 decree declaring Pelican Island
as a wildlife sanctuary

NCTC_DeptOfAgriculture1903LORES

1903 letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture appointing Paul Kroegel as
Warden of Pelican Island

NCTC_CitizenshipCertificateP1LORES

 Paul Kroegel’s certificate of United States citizenship dated 1908

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