|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1880|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 1958|
My uncle, Lewis Appel has 2 markers. One is here in Illinois, and the second one is in Virginia, where his wife was buried 12 years after his death. Both markers are pictured here.
Lewis was my great grandmother's brother. The Appel family were Mennonites.
I know that my uncle was a farmer and a dairyman, raising milk cattle. My father knew him well, but I do not remember him, because I was a very young child when he died.
I know he is recorded as owning a large farm, which is still in family hands today. Uncle Lewis was married to Margaret "Maggie" Shank Appel (1891 - 1970,) who was buried in Virginia. They are listed on stones in both Illinois and Virginia. Maggie must've changed her mind about where she wanted to be buried when she died 12 years after Lewis.
Gospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 41 - October 14, 1958-page 985, 986
"Appel, Lewis D., son of the late George and Martha (Harshbarger); born March 25, 1880, Cullom, Ill.; died suddenly on Sept. 9, 1958; aged 87 y. 5 m. 15 d. Married on April 18, 1942, to Maggie Shank, Harrisonburg, Va., who survives. He was the last of the family, his parents, and 3 sisters having preceded him in death. Church membership: Waldo Mennonite Church. He taught in the public schools, and was actively engaged in Sunday-school work for more than 50 years, having taught his class just two days prior to his passing. Funeral services Sept. 11 in the Methodist Church in Cullom with J. D. Hartzler and Edwin J. Stalter in charge, burial in West Lawn Cemetery."
Rest in peace Uncle Lewis.
George Appel (1829 - 1896)
Martha Harshbarger Appel (1836 - 1911)
Margaret F Shank Appel (1891 - 1970)*
Elizabeth Anna M. Appel Haag (1866 - 1948)*
Mary Catherine Appel (1870 - 1941)*
Rebecca Appel (1871 - 1875)*
Lewis Daniel Appel (1880 - 1958)
Created by: MidwestMom ♥
Record added: Nov 07, 2009
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