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Charles Ernest Appy
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1834, Netherlands
Death: Aug. 2, 1895
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

His musical training began at an early age. His father Jean Marie was a violinist in the Royal orchestra in The Hague, Netherlands and this was what set the tone for Charles' career. He began by studying piano, violin and cello under guidance of such artists as Richard Hol, Franco Mendes and Willhelm Joseph von Wasielewski. With hard work and musical mastery, Charles became known for years as the most distinguished cello player in Europe. In 1854, he fell ill while on tour in Switzerland. The physician that tended to and treated him was Dr. Ischinski, a noted physician for the great composer, Chopin.
His children would go on to find their fame as well, like when his daughter Cornelia was dubbed "the great virtuoso" by renowned bandleader John Phillip Sousa and eastern critics named her one of the best female cellists in America! His son Louis would go on to become the first cellist in the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Charles' brother Jean Henri was a great violinist in New York and this allowed him to appear with the wonderful singer known as "The Swedish Nightingale," Jenny Lind.
Charles arrived at Ellis Island, New York on May 7, 1894 and would travel to Kansas City where he opened a music school. He died on August 2, 1895 to tuberculosis.

Deaths and Funerals.
The funeral of the late Charles Ernst Appy, the musician will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the family residence, No. 715 East Fifteenth street. The burial will be in Elmwood cemetery. Herr Appy died on August 2, but the obsequies were postponed until to-day in order that two of his sons, Henri and Louis, might be in attendance. They arrived in Kansas City yesterday morning, the latter having come from Russia, where he is studying music. He was accompanied by his wife.
The Kansas City Daily Journal
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Vol XXXVIII, No 65, p3, c6
Fri 16 Aug 1895

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 Spouse:
  Petronella Joanna Apolonia Sterk Appy (1845 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Ernestine Appy (1865 - 1949)*
  Charles Ernest Appy (1873 - 1916)*
  Elizabeth Johanna Appy Millenaar (1876 - 1942)*
  Cornelia Appy (1877 - 1964)*
  Gerard Leon Appy (1878 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

CHARLES
ERNEST
APPY
OCTOBER 25, 1834
THE HAGUE NETHERLANDS
AUGUST 2, 1895
KANSAS CITY, MO.
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: J F-B
Originally Created by: TJ Cochran
Record added: Jan 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33059955
Charles Ernest Appy
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Rest in Peace
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