Paul Goepel (February 24, 1744 - June 17, 1913) was a clerk and draughtsman active with the Topographic Office of the United States Postal Service in Washington D.C. during the mid to late 19th century. Goepel was born in Stuttgart, W├╝rttemberg, Germany. He emigrated to the United States in August of 1863, settling in Washington D.C. Goepel was naturalized as a U.S. Citizen in 1868, while he was a student at Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (George Washington University). Shortly there after he began working with the United States Postal Service. He appears in city directories and Post Office records as a Clerk to about 1870, after which he is registered as a Topographical Draughtsman. Upon retirement he relocated to Hoboken, New Jersey and later New York City. His son, Carl Paul Goepel (1879 - 19??), was a Patent Counsel in the Washington D.C. Patent Office.