Bio: Apfel Family

Surnames: APFEL WRIGHT ROUSE BERTRAND

 

---------Source Source: Levis 125 Year Book (1981); provided by "The Jailhouse Museum".

 

--------- Apfel Family

 

John Legare Apfel was born June 7, 1868.  He came here from Rock County, Wis. and married Esther Wright in 1893.  Esther Wright came from Footville, Wis. and was born Feb. 3, 1872.  They farmed in Levis (Clark Co., Wis.) at one time on the farm George Bryan now lives on.  They had one son, Legare John.  In later years they sold the farm and moved to a home on Hewitt Street in Neillsville, where John died May 9, 1950 and Esther died May 8, 1960.  both were buried at Neillsville.

 

Legare John Apfel was born May 24, 1895.  He married Josephine Rouse on Feb. 6, 1919.  Josephine was born in Virginia March 26, 1896.  They owned a farm 9 miles southwest of Neillsville in section 18, across from the Dells Dam Cemetery.  They did farming with horses and had sheep and cattle.  Their son, John Legare was born here.  They sold the farm in 1947 and moved to a home on Grand Ave. in Neillsville where Josephine died of cancer Jan. 5, 1957.  Legare then sold that house and built a home in Hewitt where he retired.  Later he sold this house and is now living at the Memorial Nursing Home in Neillsville.

 

John Legare Apfel was born in Levis May 14, 1923.  He married Lucille Bertrand Sept. 9, 1950.  Lucille was born in Fairchild, Wis., May 20, 1921.  They moved from Hewett to Levis in 1962, where they bought the home of Frank Mazola; this house at one time belonged to Mrs. Joseph Cernik, Sr.  They had one son, Richard Alex and one granddaughter, Megan Renee Apfel.

 

Military Service

 

Benjamin Bacon Crockett served as a private with the 16th ME Infantry.  He may also have served as a private with the 1st Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps.

 

 

 

Sources: Levis 125 Year Book (1981); provided by "The Jailhouse Museum", Cemetery Records, Military Records & County Records.

 

 


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