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For years, Apel was a member of the Milwaukee Shops Society and the Teamsters' Union. He then worked for many years as a contractor for pine wood for the STANDARD LUMBER COMPANY.
Apel ran successfully in 1908 as the Citizen's Non-Partisan candidate for alderman-at-large from the south end of the city for the Dubuque City Council.
Susan Marie Graas McKeever