My name is Kathy Apel Sorenson. You are my relative I am almost positive. I am doing geneology research. Is your grandfather Charles Fredrick Apel? He was born in Aug. 1863 in Germany. His children were James H. Apel, Jun. 1892, in New Jersey, Fredrick C. Apel, born in Oct. 1895, in New Jersey, Margaret E. Apel, born in Feb.1897 and William E. Apel, born about Jan.. 1902 in New Jersey. All of my "Apel" relatives live in the New Jersey area. Belford, New Jersey, Monmouth County, Essex,and other New Jersey locations are where my ancestors,living and dead, are from.
Please let me know if any of this information is helpful and if we have common great grandparents. My great grandmother is Margaret Trainor Apel from Ireland. She was born in 1870 and immigrated in 1886 to the United States of America. She married Charles Fredrick Apel. He immigrated in 1884 from Germany to the United States of America. I just wonder if James H. Apel, is the same as Harry James Apel? Or, the second generation that I have is that Charles Frederick Apel had Fredrick C. Apel, who had a son named Harry Apel in 1920. I don't know if we are related but it would be interesting to find out! please respond and let me know if any of this information is relevant to you. Thanks. Kathy Apel Sorenson.