IVAN MAURER KAPPLE

B. May 2, 1903 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. June 26, 1934 in Chicago Cook County, IL
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“KAPPLE – Minnie Maurer Kapple, aged 44, beloved wife of Frank Kappel (sic), at her home, 9533 Longwood drive, Wednesday, January 11.  Funeral from residence at 3 p. m., Jan. 13.  Interment at Maitland, Mo.”

  • Siblings:
    • Helen (Kapple) Iverson born June 24, 1905 in Beverly Hills, Cook County, IL; married Ray Iverson; Helen died August 26, 1977 in Rhineland, Oneida County, WI
    • Frank Kapple, Jr. born September 22 1908 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Frances Cassady (1907-1972) September 23, 1933 in Cook County, IL; last residence in Monument, El Paso County, CO; died December 26, 1987; Frances C. Kapple is buried in Littleton Cemetery, Littleton, Arapahoe County, CO
    • 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; died June 1985

 Additional Information:

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 New York, Passenger and Crew Lists, sailing from Havre – France on March 14, 1934, arriving at Port of New York City on March 23rd, 1934:  Ivan Kapple, age 30, single, born May 2, 1903 in Chicago, Ill, address: 9533 Largwood (sic Longwood) Dr. Chicago, Ill.

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, June 27, 1934, page 4:

“ENDS LIFE AFTER OCEAN TRIP TO FORGET LOVE
   Ivan Kapple, 31 years old, who returned April 1 from a six months’ European trip taken as a “love cur,” shot and killed himself yesterday in his father’s home at 9533 Longwood drive in the Beverly Hills residential section.  The father, Frank Kapple, was a harness manufacturer at 4211 South Halsted street for many years.
   Young Kapple, it was said, had an unhappy love affair with a downstate girl whose name relatives did not reveal.  After his return from Europe the harness business was burned in the recent stockyards fire.  Without a job, he became increasingly despondent members of the family said.
   A married sister, Mrs. Helen Iverson, of Eagle River, Wis., and her husband, here with the World’s Fair, were to have had luncheon with two guests at the house.  They waited fifteen minutes for Kapple, and then his sister began a search.  His body was found in a closet off the elder Kapple’s room.  The weapon he used was a derringer which had been in the family three generations and was kept on the father’s desk as a curio.”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, June 27, 1934, page 14L

“KAPPLE – Ivan Maurer Kapple, of 9533 Longwood dr., son of Frank Kapple, brother of Mrs. Ray Iverson, Frank, Jr., and William Henry Kapple.  Funeral services Thursday, June 28, at 10:30 a. m., at his late residence.  Internment Fort Hill cemetery.”

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