My maiden name is Apel. I know that my great grandfather, Charles Apel, immigrated from Germany about 1884 because it is documented in a census report. I cannot find any naturalization records, death certificates or marraige records to Margaret Trainor to find out where he came from in Germany or who his parents were. If anyone has any information about him or ideas of how to locate these records, I would be grateful for the ideas. I have been looking for this information off and on for about 8 years. Thanks.