James Clark Kapple gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. 1834 in Ohio
D. June 4, 1866 in Avon, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: James Kapple born October 11, 1795 in Haddam, Middlesex County, CT; married Dolly Clark on July 31, 1823 in Cuyahoga County, OH; James died November 13, 1871 in Quasqueton, Buchanan County, IA; buried in Quasqueton Cemetery, Quasqueton, Buchanan County, IA

According to the Toledo Chronicle (Toledo IA) Thursday, October 5, 1871, page 1:

   “James Kapple of Buchanan county, aged 68 (sic) years, fell dead in the passenger depot at Independence, last week, when in the act of getting out his money to pay for a ticket.”

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”

2. Frank J. Kapple born April 18, 1862 in Lake County, IL; married Minnie M. Maurer (1877-1922) on June 17, 1902 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, MO, daughter of William Henry Maurer (1851-1900) and Mary Plasilla (Brown) Maurer (1852-1933); children were (1) Ivan Maurer Kapple (1903-1934) (See section pertaining to Ivan Maurer Kapple buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery), (2) Helen (Kapple) Iverson (1905-1977), (3) Frank Kapple, Jr. (1908-1987), (4) William Henry Kapple (1910-1985); Frank died September 1941 (See section pertaining to Frank J. Kapple buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)

3. 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; 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.

According to the Libertyville Independent (Libertyville IL) Thursday, August 5, 1926, page 6:


   Mrs. Isabella Tucker was born Feb. 8, 1865 in Fort Hill, Lake county, and died July 30, 1926, as teh (sic) result of a stroke of paralysis.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Kapple, and had been a rsident (sic) of this county all her life.
   She was united in marriage to Geo. Tucker in Chicago, Jan. 13, 1917.  Mr. Tucker passed away March 17, 1917.  One child, Frances, was born to them, but she died October 14, 1898, in the state of Oklahoma.
   She leaves to mourn her loss one sister, Mrs. Agnes T.  Smith, of Grayslake, and on brother, Frank Kapple, of Chicago, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
   She was a member of the Christian church, and practiced her faith during all her long life.
   The funeral services were held last Monday at Round Lake, the Rev. Mr. Jesse conducting the services.  Interment was at Fox Lake cemetery.”

  • Siblings:
    • Elizabeth Dorothy (Kapple) Jones born 1826 in Ohio; married Clark Jones (1819-1900) on June 17, 1848 in Lake County, IL; Elizabeth died 1888; Elizabeth and Clark are buried in Eagle River Cemetery, Eagle River, Vilas County, WI
    • Orpha Kapple born about 1827 in Ohio
    • Mary Kapple born about 1829 in Ohio
    • William Kapple born about 1831 in Ohio
    • Susan Jane (Kapple) (Henderson) Foster born August 9, 1832 in Lake County, OH; married John Henderson (1826-1865) on October 4, 1856 in Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to John Henderson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); married (2) Alonzo John Foster (1841-1914) on January 11, 1872 in Buchanan County, IA; Susan died December 18, 1925; Susan and Alonzo are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Winthrop, Buchanan County, IA

Additional Information:

According to the Illinois, U.S., Public Land Purchase Records, 1813-1909:

“Name: James Kapple; Section: NWNW; Price per Acre: 1.25; Total Price: 50.00; Date: 1 Jul 1842; Volume: 685; Page: 254; Type: FD; Sect: 24; Township: 45N; Range: 09E; Meridian: 3; Acres: 40.00; Corr-Tag: 0; ID: 041832; Reside: 000”

According to the 1850 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were:

“James Kapple, age 55, occupation: farmer, born in Connecticut; Dorothy Kapple, age 59, born in Connecticut; Elizabeth Jones, age 24, born in Ohio; Clark Jones, age 31, born in Ohio; Orpha Jones (sic Kapple), age 23, born in Ohio; Mary Jones (sic Kapple), age 21, born in Ohio; William Jones (sic Kapple), age 19, occupation: farmer, born in Ohio; Susan Jones (sic Kapple), age 17, born in Ohio; James C. Jones (sic Kapple) age 15, born in Ohio”

According to the 1860 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL with a Fox Lake post office, the household members were:

“James Kapple, age 64, occupation: farmer, born in Connecticut; Dorothy Kapple, age 69, born in Connecticut; James C. Kapple, age 26, occupation: farmer, born in Ohio; Sophia Kapple, age 23, born in Ohio; Agnes Kapple, age 1, born in Illinois; George Winford, age 21, occupation: farm laborer; born in New York; Mary Delap, age 17, occupation: servant, born in New York; John Cooper, age 14, born in England; George Kapple, age 12, born in New York”

According to the “Historical and Statistical Sketches, of Lake County, State of Illinois” by Elijah M. Haines:

“The first Town meeting in this Town (Avon) was convened at the Hotel in the Village of Hainesville…”, James Kapple was elected as Overseer of Poor.”

According to the U.S., Civil War Draft Registration Records, 1863-1865 (Second Congressional District consisting of the Counties of Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Kane and DeKalb, Illinois enumerated July, 1863):

“Residence:Avon, Lake Co; Name: Kapple James C; Age: 28; White; Occupation: Farmer; Married; Place of Birth: Ohio; Former Military Service: (blank); Remarks: somewhat sickly”

According to the Waukegan Weekly Gazette (Waukegan IL) Saturday, June 9, 1866, page 3:

“In Avon, Lake County, on Monday, 4th inst., of Consumption, JAMES C. KAPPLE, aged 32 years.”