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Charles Appel

Query by Chrisy1953

searching for correct spouse information for the wife of Charles Appel b 3-1852 in Prussia d 11-11-1930 in Winona MN married Lisette Benker b 3-1844 in Germany d 3-17-1914 in Winona MN they were married 2-9-1867 in Winona MN they had 4 known children Bertha b 1868, William Carl 1869-1950, Minnie 1872-1923, and Lillian Eda "Lilly" (my great grandmother) 1876-1933.

Here is my confusion the birth records have not been found for any of the children but on the marriage certificate for Lilly it shows;
Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XR2D-86L : accessed 30 Nov 2012), Phillip John Strauss in entry for Michael Strauss and Lillie Appel, 28 Jun 1900.

groom's name: Michael Strauss
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: Brothertown, Calumet, Wis.
groom's age:
bride's name: Lillie Appel
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace: Menominee, Minnesota
bride's age:
marriage date: 28 Jun 1900
marriage place: Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Phillip John Strauss
groom's mother's name: Lens Jacobs
bride's father's name: Charles Appel
bride's mother's name: Lizzie Rodaschel
groom's race: White
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M00333-8
system origin: Wisconsin-EASy
source film number: 1275652
reference number: p.393 no.149

I can't find anyone with the name Rodaschel and the marriage certificate for Charles (the father) reads
groom's name: Charles Appel
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Lisette Benker
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 09 Feb 1867
marriage place: Winona, Minnesota
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M75157-1
system origin: Minnesota-EASy
source film number: 1377817
reference number: 323

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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by noggin on 2013-09-15 07:43:53

Charles Appel b 3-1852 I assume this is March 1852. Is this the correct date of birth because if he married in 67 he would have only been 15. If this is the correct date he might have been married to Lizzie Rodaschel at a later date.
Could Lisette Benker have been married before and her name was Rodaschel.

These census look like the same family but mother's christain names are different.

"United States Census, 1870"
Name: Charles Appel
Birth Year (Estimated): 1841
Gender: Male
Age (Original): 29y
Race: White
Birthplace: Prussia
Event Place: Minnesota, United States

Charles Appel M 29y Prussia
Lissetta Appel F 27y Bavaria
Berthe Apple F 2y Minnesota
William Apple M 1y Minnesota

"United States Census, 1880"
Name: Charles Appel
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Winona, Winona, Minnesota, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 38
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Laborer
Race (Original): W
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Birthplace: Germany
Birth Date: 1842
Spouse's Name: Eliza Appel
Spouse's Birthplace: Germany
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Page: 310
Page Letter: C
Entry Number: 4631
Affiliate Film Number: T9-0638
GS Film number: 1254638
Digital Folder Number: 004241849
Image Number: 00123

Self Charles Appel M 38 Germany
Wife Eliza Appel F 36 Germany
Son William Appel M 11 Minnesota, United States
Daughter Minnie Appel F 8 Minnesota, United States
Daughter Lily Appel F 4 Minnesota, United States

Have you found any marriages for the other children, what were their parents names on them?

by Chrisy1953 on 2013-09-15 09:06:20

I did find the marriage for William and no parents listed in going through the census records from 1870 to 1930 some of them list his wife as Lissette and some as Elizabeth or Eliza this also includes Minnesota territorial census so I assumed that she is one in the same. On Williams death certificate mother is listed as Elizabeth Banker so now a third last name

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