Descendants of Peter Appel

For the genealogically minded:

The link below opens a 15 page document detailing my ancestors back to 1717.

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The document was sent to me recently by a woman I met on a Volga Germans social media page. My mother, an Appell, is a direct descendant of the people listed here. They originated in Germany, later emigrated to Russia, and then to the U.S.

My great, great grandparents in the photo were both born along the Volga river.

Dec 2014_Johan and elizabeth appell_parents of Leopold.jpg

Johan Appel and Elisabeth Katharina Kraft

Please feel free to ask questions, share, and discuss what you see on this page.

Comments are welcome below.

Submissions are taken using this link.

Thank you!

  5 comments for “Descendants of Peter Appel

  1. Peter Appel
    February 22, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Hi, I am a descendant through the Colfax, WA Appels! I came across your page while researching Volga river history and I appreciate the information.

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 22, 2019 at 10:32 am

      Then we are cousins. 🙂 I have more Appel information on my genealogy blog which can be found here:
      There is a photo page there for unknowns which, if you have some, I’m happy to post for you. There are other Appel cousins who follow the blog. Please visit there and let me know if you recognize any relatives. I’m so glad you found me and commented here, too. 🙂


  2. April 1, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    While I,didn’t read this, I,too, have benefited from the extensive research of others. It is a wonderful attribute of many genealogists.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 1, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks, Elizabeth. I wouldn’t read it either unless it was a list pertaining to my family; still, it is quite something to read and to learn about who they were and that far back. I’m still amazed. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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