FRANK J. KAPPLE

B. April 18,1862 in Fort Hill, Lake County, IL
D. September 23 1941 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
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“KAPPLE – Minnie Maurer Kapple, aged 44, beloved wife of Frank Kappel, at her home, 9533 Longwood drive, Wednesday, Jan. 11.  Funeral from residence at 3 p. m., Jan. 13.  Interment at Maitland, Mo.”

  • Children:
  1. Ivan Maurer Kapple born May 2, 1903 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; died June 28, 1934 in Chicago Cook County, IL (See section pertaining to Ivan Maurer Kapple buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  2. Helen (Kapple) Iverson born June 24, 1905 in Beverly Hills, Cook County, IL; married Ray Carl Iverson; last residence in Rhinelander, Oneida County, WI; Helen died August 26, 1977 in Rhinelander, Oneida County, WI
  3. Frank Kapple, Jr. born September 22, 1908 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Frances Cassady (1907-1972) on September 23, 1933 in Cook County, IL; last residence in Monument, El Paso County, CO; Frank died December 26, 1987; Frances C. Kapple is buried in Littleton Cemetery, Littleton, Arapahoe County, CO
  4. William Henry Kapple born May 3, 1910 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Kathleen Walden Church, daughter of Charles F. Church on September 30, 1939 in Beverly Hills, Cook County, IL; last residence in Champaign, Champaign County, IL; William died June 1985
  • Siblings:
    • Agnes (Kapple) Smith born May 4, 1859 in Lake County, IL; married William Henry Smith (1857-1946) on July 27, 1881 in Lake County, IL, son of Henry Smith (?-1896) and Ann Eliza (Truesdell) Smith (1822-1906); children were (1) Ruby Sophia (Smith) Geary (1888-1967), and (2) Burr Frank Smith (1893-1964); Agnes died September 18, 1938 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Agnes and William are buried in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL; According to the Antioch News (Antioch IL) Thursday, September 22, 1938, page 8:

“Life-long Resident
of Grayslake, 79, Dies

   Mrs. William H. Smith, 79, a lifelong resident of the Grayslake vicinity, died at St. Therese’s hospital in Waukegan last Sunday.  Services were held Tuesday in the Grayslake Congregational church, with burial in Grant cemetery.  Surviving are her husband, six grandchildren, a great-grandson and a brother, Frank Kapple”

    • Isabell “Belle” K. (Kapple) Tucker born February 8, 1865 in Fort Hill, Avon Township, Lake County, IL; married to George Tucker (1861-1917) on January 13, 1897 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; child was Frances Tucker (1898-?); Isabell died July 30, 1926 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Belle and George are buried in East Fox Lake Cemetery, Lake Villa, Lake County, IL.

Additional Information:

According to the 1870 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL with a Hainesville, post office, the household members were: George E. Thompson (sic Thomson) age 63, occupation: farmer, born in Scotland; Agnes Thompson, age 63, born in Scotland; Sophia Kapple, age 20 (sic 33), born in Ohio; Ella Cable, age 16, born in Illinois; Charles Cable, age 14, born in Illinois; George Cable, age 11, born in Illinois; Agnes Kapple, age 11, born in Illinois; Frank Kapple, age 11, born in Illinois; Belle Kapple, age 5, born in Illinois; Chauncey Inman, age 21, born in Illinois

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were: George Thomson (sic Thomson), age 73, widowed, occupation: retired lawyer, born in Scotland, parents born in Scotland; Sophia Kapple, age 42, daughter, widowed, born in Ohio, parents born Scotland; Agnes Kapple, age 21, daughter (of Sophia), single, born in Illinois; Frank J. Kapple, age 18, son (of Sophia), single, occupation: apprentice – harness maker, born in Illinois; Isabella Kapple, age 15, daughter (of Sophia), single, born in Illinois.

According to 1896 U.S. City Directories, 1882-1995 in Chicago, Cook County, IL:

Kapple, Frank (Frank Kapple & Co.) 4211 S. Halsted, h. 6350 Parnell av
Kapple, Frank & Co. (Frank Kapple and William J. Wyman) harness 4211 S. Halsted
Kapple, Sophia, wid. James C. h. 6350 Parnell av.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Calumet Township, Cook County, IL living as 9122 Longwood Ave, the household members were: Frank Kapple, head, age 48, married once for 8 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Ohio, occupation: manager – harness making; Minnie Kapple, wife, age 33, married once for 8 years, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Missouri, father born in Indiana, mother born in Missouri; Ivan Kapple, son, age 7, single born in  Illinois; Helen Kapple, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Frank Kapple, son, age 12/12, single, born in Illinois; Sophia Kapple, mother, age 43 (sic), widowed, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Ohio, parents born in Scotland; Hulda Larson, servant, age 21, single, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated 1908, occupation: cook – private family.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living on 9533 Longwood Drive, the household members were: Frank Kapple, head, age 57, married, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Ohio, occupation: merchant – harness and Saddlery; Minnie Kapple, wife, age 42, married, born in Missouri, parents born in Missouri; Ivan Kapple, son, age 16, single, born in Illinois; Helen Kapple, daughter, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Frank Kapple, Jr., son, age 11, single, born in Illinois; William Kapple, son, age 9, single, born in Illinois; Emma Baum, servant, age 31, single, born in Illinois, father born in Ohio, mother born in Bavaria, occupation: servant – private family.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago, Calumet Township, Cook County, IL living at 9533 Longwood Dr., the household members were: Frank J. Kapple, head, age 65, widowed, born in Illinois, parents born in Ohio, occupation: salesman – harness shop; Ivan M. Kapple, son, age 26, single, born in Illinois, occupation: salesman – building material; Frank Kapple, Jr., son, age 21, single, born in Illinois, occupation: general office work – paint manufacturing; Helen M. Kapple, daughter, age 24, single, born in Illinois, occupation: teacher – domestic art; William Kapple, son, age 19, single, born in Illinois; Florence Shulander, niece, age 45, widowed, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Raymond Shulander, nephew, age 20, single, born in Michigan, father born in Illinois, mother born in Michigan

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 9533 Longwood Drive, the household members were: Frank Kapple Jr, head, age 31, married, highest grade completed: C-4, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: salesman – wholesale paint; Frances Kapple, wife, age 32, married, highest grade completed: C-4, born in Minnesota, lived in same place in 1935; David Kapple, son, age 4, single, born in Missouri; Nancy Kapple, daughter, age 1,single, born in Missouri; Frank Kapple Sr, father, age 77, widowed, highest grade completed: H-2; born in Illinois; lived in same place in 1935; Hilda C. Cassidy, mother-in-law, age 60, widowed, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Gertrude Shindler, companion to father, age 50, widowed, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Indiana, lived in Rensselaer, Jasper County, IN in 1935; occupation: personal companion – private family; Bernice Breitzman, maid, age 22, single, born in Wisconsin, lived in Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, WI in 1935, occupation: maid – private family.

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, September 24, 1941, page 30:

“KAPPLE – Frank Kapple, 9533 Longwood drive, husband of the late Minnie M., father of Mrs. Helen Iverson, Frank Jr., William H., and the late Ivan M. Kapple.  At chapel, 1971 W. 111th st., until Thursday morning.  Funeral at his late residence.  Thursday, September 25, at 9:30 a.m.  Interment Fort Hill cemetery, Round Lake, Ill.”

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