|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1842|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1930|
Caroline Harrington Appelman, was the third child of James and Mary Hause (previously spelled Haws) Harrington, She married George Appelman, who came to Ogden Township as a young man, from St. Thomas, Ontario. Soon after their marriage they went to Barry County, where they lived on a farm about three miles north of Nashville. George Appelman was born on August 18, 1830, and died on 22 November 1910.
Obituary: Mrs. Caroline Appelman.
Caroline Harrington was born at Ogden, Lenawee County, Michigan, Dec. 25, 1842 and departed this life December 9, 1930 at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 14 days.
She was the second child of Mary and James Harrington. When she was only 13 years old her mother died, leaving her with the care of her two brothers. Faithfully she performed this duty, keeping the home and lovingly caring for the children and her father.
On August 1st, 1861, she was united in marriage to George Appelman, also of Ogden, Michigan. To this union seven children were born, Nelson, Ernest, John, William, Clarence and the twin daughters, Ethel and Edith. Two sons, Ernest and William, preceded her in death, Ernest dying in infancy and William passing away Jan. 19 of this year . Her husband also passed away in November, 1910.
After her marriage they lived at Ogden about two years, going from there to Elmer, Ontario, Canada and in 1865 moving to Castleton, Barry County, Michigan, residing only a short distance from the present home where she has lived for nearly 65 years.
She has experienced all the hardships of pioneer life, settling here when nearly all the surrounding country was covered with heavy timber and the neighboring towns were unheard of or in their infancy. During these years she often walked many miles to assist at the bedside of some sick or afflicted neighbor or friend, and though she had many cares and hardships of her own, she often has taken less fortunate people into her home and lovingly and tenderly cared for them. At the age of 60, she took a little motherless babe and for nearly a year cared for it as only a mother could do.
In early life she was closely associated with the Salvation Army and though she had never united with any church she has closely followed the teachings of Christ and her life has been a worthy example for others. For many years she has been a loyal, active member of the local order of Rebekahs.
Four weeks ago, while visiting at the home of her son Nelson, she was taken seriously sick and though the most tender care was administered, she gradually failed until on Tuesday, Dec. 9, with all her children at her bedside, she quietly and peacefully passed on to the reward awaiting her.
She leaves to mourn her departure one brother, (James F. Harrington) of Menominee Falls, Wisconsin, one half-brother (Daniel B. Harrington) of Blissfield, Mich., five children, all of Nashville, 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grand children.
Funeral services for Mrs. Appelman were held at the home of her son Nelson, at this place, at two o'clock Friday, December 12th. Elder Roach, of Vermontville, an old friend of the family officiated. The body was laid to rest in the family lot in the Hosmer cemetery beside her husband and two sons.
Members of the local Rebekah lodge of which she was a much loved member, attended the services in a body. The profuse floral offerings and the large number of neighbors and friends in attendance at the funeral manifested the high esteem in which she was held.
Those from away who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. Dan Harrington and two sons of Blissfield, Mr. and Mrs. Don Harrington of Albion, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Appelman and son of Lawton, Clarence Miller of South Bend, Ind., Mrs. James McElhaney and baby of Grand Rapids, Mrs. and Mrs. Ben Cramer of Battle Creek, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Staup of Charlotte, Mr. and Mrs. James Henney of Hastings, Mrs. and Mrs. Eugene [should be Enos] Foss of Charlotte, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Chapman of North Vermontville.
The children of Caroline Harrington and George Appelman were:
1. Ernest Appelman (1862-1862)
2. Admiral Nelson Appelman (1862-1931)
3. John Appelman (1869-1939)
4. William Appelman (1874-1930)
5. Edith Appelman (1877-
6. Ethel Appelman (1877-
7. Clarence Appelman (1880-1941
James Harrington (1811 - 1897)
Mary Haws Harrington (1817 - 1856)
George Appelman (1830 - 1910)
Admiral Nelson Appelman (1862 - 1931)*
John Frederick Appelman (1869 - 1939)*
James William Appelman (1873 - 1930)*
Clarence Elmore Appelman (1880 - 1941)*
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Originally Created by: Jeremy Ball
Record added: Jul 17, 2007
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