Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Krempel, John

ID: 189
Full Name: John Paul Krempel
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: Germany/US
Birth Date: 1861
Death Date: 07/16/1933
Family: Spouse: He was married to Amelie Krempel (born c. 1874 in CA). She had been born in CA to German immigrant parents. Amelie was 14 years younger than her husband.
Children: Amelie and John Krempel had two children: Paul (born c. 1900 in CA) and Lucille (born c. 1902 in CA.)
Relocation: Krempel was an early architect in Los Angeles, working in the city during the boom years of the late 1880s; he came to the United States c. 1887, settling soon thereafter in Los Angeles, CA; he was naturalized in Los Angeles Superior Court on 03/26/1894. In 1920, the architect and his family lived in their own residence at 1107 Arapahoe Street in Los Angeles, CA.
Biographical Information: Education: Krempel trained in architecture in Berlin, Germany.
Work History: Draftsman, Frank J. Capitan, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1890; Principal, John P. Krempel, Architect, 1894-1911, Los Angeles, CA; Partner with Walter Erkes, Krempel and Erkes, 1911-1933, Los Angeles, CA;
Miscellaneous: The 1892-1894 California Voter Register indicated that the 32-year-old was 5-feet 7-inches tall, with a light complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.
Countries: Germany
United States