Rev Stephen S. Kappele

Rev Stephen S. Kappele

Birth
Baden-Baden, Stadtkreis Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 11 Mar 1906 (aged 76)
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Plot Q; Lot 20; Grave 3
Memorial ID 82868346 · View Source
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Stephen Kappele was born in Germany July 26, 1829. Stphen Kappele emmigrated to the United States in 1849. He became a Minister to German speaking families in upstate New York from 1859 to 1863. Rev. Stephen served German speaking Methodists in towns near Hamilton, Ontario until 1889 when he moved and became a "Circuit Rider" in Canada at Byetown named after Col. Bye who built the Rideau Canal which is now Ottawa. After he settled in the Hamilton Toronto, Canada area, he became a minister for a Methodist Church.

He was engaged in German work in the United States four years before offering himself to the Wesleyan Church of Canada. For seventeen years after entering our work his ministry was confined to the German population in Preston, Hamilton, Vennachar and Paris. The remaining six years of his pastorate were spent among English speaking people his circuits being Glencoe, Cayuga and Rockford. Along with his faith, he and his wife Christina Dillman Kappele parented 15 children.

In 1886, owing to failing health, he was compelled to ask for a superannuated relation. For the last 15 years of his life he resided at 19 Park Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, though still retaining his connection with the Hamilton Conference. Stephen passed on to his reward, March 11, 1906, in his seventy seventh year of his life and the 44th year of his ministry with the Methodist Church in Canada.


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  • Created by: Bruce Kappele
  • Added: 2 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82868346
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Stephen S. Kappele (26 Jul 1829–11 Mar 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82868346, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Bruce Kappele (contributor 47455395) .