Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Benjamin Christopher Apel 1876 - 1969

Ben and Lizzy
Birth: 18 September 1876, Pontiac, Illinois, USA

His father was born in Germany and his mother in Indiana.

Married Elizabeth Scholl.  Together they had two boys Fred and Willard.

When his wife contracted TB he moved his family to New Mexico where he farmed. We know he was in alamogordo in 1911 and the 1930 census lists him as a farmer in NM.

At 64 he lived by himself as a lodger in Hayward, Alameda, CA. with William R. Fischer and his wife Tillie. They were farmers.

Death: November 11, 1969 Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA An exact date is unknown.  This is from the Social Security death index.

Burial: Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico, USA

El Paso herald., February 06, 1918, HOME EDITION, Page 2, Image 2

1930 census:

LtoR back Elizabeth Scholl, Fanny Scholl front Fred Scholl and Fredericka Weinert, abt 1901
WWII draft registration:

Elizabeth Scholl and Ben Apel

Monte Vista Cemetery
Otero County
New Mexico USA

Social Security death index:

Name: Benjamin Apel
SSN: 568-28-5947
Last Residence:
80217 Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
BORN: 18 Sep 1876
Died: Nov 11, 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)