Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 3/23/98; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; Located Lot 4: Block 6 on 4/14/1898, recorded 5/16/1898, V-Lot, Index , p. 51; Appointed to committee to look into robbery, Townsite Minutes, 1/17/99; story of peach brandy, turning back on glacier, & decision to start store, Golden Cross, Chapter 4; At 5/9/1898 Citizens Meeting on Townsite. CS1; p. 77B; Donated to building relief station on Valdez Glacier, Sept. 1898. Bourke notes. CS1; AD: The Original Outfitter (established in 1898); “I have a trail by which it is possible to build a Good Wagon Road to the Headwater of the Copper River or Circle City by which the Valdes Glacier is avoided and could be used in winter or Summer. In case you wish, I will survey the route and make a bid on the Completion of the Road by the Mile.” Letter from S.A. Hemple to Secretary of War, Port Valdes, Alaska, June 7, 1898. NARA RG 94, #97590.
In Valdez between 6/11/1900-6/26/1900, C1900;
Wholesale and retail Dealer in Groceries, Dry Goods, Hardware. The Valdez News. 1: 6. 4/13/01. p. 4. Great Clearing Out Sale (to attend to his mining investments) Sent word from Juneau that Judge Brown had granted the application for the incorporation of the town of Valdez and set hearing for June 10th. The Valdez News. 1:10. 5/11/01. p. 4; Donated to new City Hall, The Valdez News. 1:12. 5/25/01; New firm, Hemple & Dougherty; Dougherty will run business while Hemple in interior in the summer, The Valdez News. 1:13. 6/1/01; Donates to Chamber’s Glacier Creek diversion fund, The Valdez News, 1:16. 6/25/01; Kraemer & Hemple above Miller and adjoining Dorsey Levell claim worked together, 25 lbs. taken by July 1901; at one run of 18 hours, 4 men took 43 oz.; 18 men working taking average of 3 oz; paying highest wages – $15 a day.The Valdez News, 1:21. 7/27/01;Arrived in Valdez from Slate Creek, Sept. 20, 1901. The Valdez News. 1:29. 9/21/01, p. 4;Hemple and Dougherty built a foot bridge across the lake stream east of town for public use, especially for “boys coming in from the interior,” The Valdez News. 1:27. 9/07/01; p. 4;
Mr. and Mrs. Roberts mortgage Lot 4 in Block 32, and “also all and singularthe tract of land located Oct. 28th 1901 by F. Bradley and W.A. Smith and commonly called The Camp Comfort Road House property which said property comprises one hundred and sixty acres of land and all buildings and improvements,” etc. for $531 to s.A. Hemple with 12 percent per annum interest, 10/11/1902, repaid 8/12/1903, Book A of Mortgages, p. 145; Coles mortgages the NE half of lot 1 in Block 7 together with all tenements, etc. to Hemple, President of Bank of Valdez and Safe Deposit Vaults, on 10/17/1902 for $531.60 at 1 percent per month interest, repaid, 3/11/1903, Book A of Mortgages, p. 147; Heber Smith mortgages Lot 4 in Block 3 for $275 to Hemple on 11/19/1902, repaid 8/7/1903, Book A of Mortgages, p. 160; /19/1902, repaid 8/7/1903, Book A of Mortgages, p. 160; Heber Smith Mortgages lot No. 3 in block 4 to Hemple for $425, on 12/10/1902, repaid 8/7/1903, Book A of Mortgages, p. 166; Dieringer and Schaeffer mortgage Lot 1, Block 11 with tenements, etc. to Hemple on 12/15/1902 for $500, percentage rate left blank, repaid 11/02/1904, Book A of Mortgages, p. 168; Allender mortgages Lots 5,6 in Block 39 with all tenements, etc. for $200 to Hemple on 12/18/1902, percentage rate unstated, no notice of repayment, Book A of Mortgages, p. 171-172; Martin mortgages Lot 5 in Block 1 with all tenements, etc. to Hemple for $500, repaid 8/22/1903, Book A of Mortgages, p. 176;
Located 100 acre townsite at Latouche (also has mine there), will be surveyed in spring and divided into lots, TVN, 5:40, 12/9/05, p. 4; Signed Petition to Lift (Gambling, etc.) Restrictions on Valdez businesses, March 6, 1907. Crary Scrapbook, Vol. 1; Single, Mrs. G.W. Adams, sister;