JAMES CLARK KAPPLE

B. 1834 in Ohio
D. 1866
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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
  • Mother: Dorothy (Clark) Kapple born 1791 in Haddam, Middlesex County, CT; Dorothy died November 6, 1875 in Quasqueton, Liberty Township, Buchanan County, IA; buried in Quasqueton Cemetery, Quasqueton, Buchanan County, IA
  • Wife: Sophia T. (Thomson) Kapple born June 14, 1837 in Bedford, Cuyahoga County, OH daughter of George Thomson (1807-1884) and Agnes (Langmuier) Thomson (1809-1872) (See section pertaining to George Thomson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Agnes (Langmuier) Thomson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); married October 21, 1857 in Lake County, IL; Sophia died February 6, 1924 in Chicago, Cook County, IL (See section pertaining to Sophia T. (Thomson) Kapple buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. 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
    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; 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.
  • Siblings:
    • Elizabeth D. (Kapple) Smith born 1828 in Ohio; married Clark Jones (1819-1900) on June 17, 1848 in Lake County, IL; 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 (1830-1865) on October 4, 1856 in Lake County, IL; 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

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 ???, age 23, born in Ohio; Mary ???, age 21, born in Ohio; William ???, age 19, occupation: farmer, born in Ohio; Susan Kapple, age 17, born in Ohio; James C. ??? 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 in the Second Congressional District enumerated July, 1863 is James C. Kapple of Avon, Lake County, Illinois, age 28, farmer, married, born in Ohio, remarks: somewhat sickly.

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