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[[Image:Peter.Apel.Headshot.jpg|left|thumb|250px|Photo courtesy: Susan Graas McKeever]]APEL, Peter. (Kirchberg, Luxembourg, May 16, 1863--Dubuque, IA, May 13, 1911). Apel emigrated to the United States in 1882 and settled in Dubuque. On October, 29, 1883, he married Margaret Welter, sister of [[WELTER, Mathias|Mathias WELTER]]. Their nine children included Nicholas (1885-1948), Michael (1886-1961), Peter (1888-1973), [[APEL, Susan Marie|Susan Marie APEL]] (mother of [[GRAAS, John|John GRAAS]]), Emil (1892-1991), Arthur (1896-1973), Edward (1894-1956), Francis (1900-1984), and [[APEL, Merlin H.|Merlin H. APEL]].  
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[[Image:Peter.Apel.Headshot.jpg|left|thumb|250px|Photo courtesy: Susan Graas McKeever]]APEL, Peter. (Kirchberg, Luxembourg, May 16, 1863--Dubuque, IA, May 13, 1911). Apel emigrated to the United States in 1882 and settled in Dubuque. On October, 29, 1883, he married Margaret Welter, sister of [[WELTER, Mathias|Mathias WELTER]]. Their nine children included Nicholas (1885-1948), Michael (1886-1961), Peter (1888-1973), [[APEL, Susan Marie|Susan Marie APEL]] (mother of [[GRAAS, John|John GRAAS]]), Emil (1892-1991), Arthur (1896-1973), Edward (1894-1956), Francis (1900-1984), and [[APEL, Merlin|Merlin APEL]].  
  
 
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]].
 
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]].

Latest revision as of 20:15, 9 October 2018

Photo courtesy: Susan Graas McKeever
APEL, Peter. (Kirchberg, Luxembourg, May 16, 1863--Dubuque, IA, May 13, 1911). Apel emigrated to the United States in 1882 and settled in Dubuque. On October, 29, 1883, he married Margaret Welter, sister of Mathias WELTER. Their nine children included Nicholas (1885-1948), Michael (1886-1961), Peter (1888-1973), Susan Marie APEL (mother of John GRAAS), Emil (1892-1991), Arthur (1896-1973), Edward (1894-1956), Francis (1900-1984), and Merlin APEL.

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.

Peter and Margaret Apel and family. Photo courtesy: Susan Marie Graas McKeever
Peter and Margaret Apel and family. Photo courtesy: Susan Marie Graas McKeever
Photo courtesy: Susan Marie Graas McKeever, their Grand Niece: Sons of Margaret and Peter Apel-- Front row L to R: Michael, Peter John, Emil. Back row L to R: Arthur, Francis, Merlin H. Apel (1961 at an Apel Family Reunion)