Juluis Appel, son of the late August and Dorothea Appel (nee Dettmer) was born in Pilot Lick, Mo., March 16, 1868 and died in Bonne Terre, October 19, 1928 at the age of 60 years, 7 months and 3 days.
Mr. Appel was well known in Bonne Terre, having lived here for 34 years. For the past eight years he has made his home in St. Louis. On Wednesday, before his death, he came to the home of his sister, Mrs. Louis Heinemann, complaining of ill health. Medical aid was called at once, but he had waited too long, and he died the following Friday of typhoid fever.
He was confirmed into the W. Lutheran church at Iron Mountain, Mo., in 1881. He remained a devoted member to this faith until his death.
He leaves to mourn his death, four sisters, Mrs. Fred Heinemann of Valley Park, Mo., Mrs. Louis Heinemann of Bonne Terre, Mo., Mrs. Monte Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Robert Miller of Fordson, Mich., and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral services were held Tuesday, October 23, at the Bonne Terre Methodist church by Rev. W. Keisker, pastor of the Lutheran church; after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in the Bonne Terre cemetery.
Dearest Brother, You have left us,
And our hearts with grief are torn,
But we hope again to meet you,
On that bright celestial morn.
Though your life on earth is ended,
and the race, you now have run,
May your spirit linger near us,
Till we meet in that beyond.
Though the silver chords be severed,
And your face we cannot see;
May the circle be unbroken,
In that bright Eternity.
Then farewell, dear Brother, a loving farewell,
May we meet again where angels dwell,
Where the Saviour shall banish all care and all pain,
And death now divides us will unite us again.
[The Lead Belt News, Friday, November 2, 1928]