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Jackie Blight (View posts)
Posted: 966604864000
Hi there! We're trying to trace William (Wilhelm)Faupel from Germany (possibly Bochum) who was a master baker. He emmigrated to the UK in the late 1880's we believe. We don't know if he had any siblings (but are sure it's likely).

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Peter Faupel (View posts)
Posted: 1060983080000
Classification: Query
I believe you are searching for information concerning the faupel family.
I have quite a bit of info concerning my ancestors who are
from Fritzlar Germany.
If you wish you can contact me at the above address.
I would gladly share this info.
P. Faupel

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Posted: 1076870627000
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Edited: 1077403975000
I am interested in the Faupel Family and I, too, have information regarding Fritzlar, Germany, but not necessarily the family in Fritzlar.

Please contact me at to see if we can put our infor together.

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jeanette friedman (View posts)
Posted: 1145207864000
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I too am interested in this Faupel line. Please reply with info.
Posted: 1178105529000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Faupel
My fathers stepdad was a master baker called Faupel he married my dads mother and they lived in London, Camberwell
Could there be a connection.

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Posted: 1207505289000
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Surnames: biccybecca
i am trying to trace my fathers ancestry and understand that my great grandparents came over from fritzlar in about 1890 their first names were william and anna and they had 4 children william alfred george and elizabeth. I would be very grateful if you could give me any information.
Posted: 1222372181000
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My late father had a (step)f ather called Faupel who was apparently a master baker. from what I can ascertain he never married my fathers mother, and I have been unable to find any record of when he died or of any Faupel's during 1900 - 1924/5 when he apparently died. My father was only around 5 years old and could only vaguely remember him. My father was born in London 1919 Leslie Lomer was his name. I don't know if he could be related. But he did put down on his army application that his father has been a baker.
Regards Shirley

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Posted: 1228501846000
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Surnames: Faupel Grauschmitter
Hello there.

I'm also descended from William (Wilhelm) and Anna Faupel (nee Grauschmitter [sp?])who lived in London in the early 20th century. Their 2nd son William was my grandfather. Wilhelm was a master baker. He came to England aged 14, boarded with the Grauschmitter family, became very fond of their daughter Anna and the rest is history - although quite what the true history is has become a little confusing! My grandfather also became a baker but worked in a bakehouse, whereas Wilhelm had his own shop, somewhere in the East End, I don't know where. William's brother Alfred (Alf) was a big noise in the trade unions in London at the time. My father's first job interview was as follows: "You work hard, boy?" "Yes,Sir". "You're Alf Faupel's nephew, aren't you?" "Yes Sir." "Start Monday." George Faupel, the youngest brother was killed in Galipolli in 1915. All three brothers fought in the first War, for England, even though they were full-blooded Germans. Meanwhile Wilhelm was having stones put through his windows and horse shit through his letter box, because he was a German."...and I had three sons fighting for England," he would bitterly recount later, "and one of 'em never came back!"

The Grauschmitter family did well for themselves in London, going in to the jewelery trade and later Anglicising their name to become Grossmiths of London.

William died before he reached fifty, from flour ono his lungs from the bakehouse. He was asthmatic, it transpired, but wasn't diagnosed until it was too late. On his death in 1939, a dispute over money broke out in the family and his widow Edith was left with nothing. She took various jobs ot make ends meet. The family was living in Hoxton at the time in a back to back house shared with three other families. william and Edith's children were John Edward (1920-1980), Olive Emma(1922-2008), William Horace (1927-1998) who was my father, and Joan Edith (born 1936) who has lived in Canada for many years and is still going strong.

After the split in the family after my Grandfather's death, our branch of the London Faupels lost touch with the rest. What became of Alf or Lizzie's children and grandchildren I couldn't say. I was interested to read about the variations in spelling (F or V) denoting Catholic or Protestant. It seems my grandfather may have further alienated himself from the rest of the familiy by marrying a Protestant girl....

So this is as much as I know about the Faupel family from the arrival of young Wilhelm in London in the 1890's. I've never been able to trace the line back to Germany, although I beleive Wilhelm's father was called Heinrich and lived in Bochum. I'd really appreciated any more information about the family in germany before the 1900's....
Posted: 1229870565000
Classification: Query
Hello Shirley,

Could it be we are decended from the same master baker of London? I mean, how many could there be in that profession, that locale, with that name?

If Wilhelm Faupel was your father's step father, maybe he married twice...?


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