John Smith Apple Sr

11 April 1811–7 March 1881 (Age 69)
Clermont, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Smith

When John Smith Apple Sr was born on 11 April 1811, in Clermont, Ohio, United States, his father, Christopher Apple Sr, was 37 and his mother, Julia Ann Schaeffer, was 31. He married Phoebe Bickle on 1 December 1833, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Okaw Twp, Bond, Illinois, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 7 March 1881, in Hancock, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Duncan Cemetery, Tamalco Township, Bond, Illinois, United States.

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John Smith Apple Sr
Phoebe Bickle
Marriage: 1 December 1833
Andrew B Apple
Jacob Apple
Caroline Apple
Richard Johnson Apple
Johnson Smith Apple
Mary Hannah Apple
Lewis Cass Apple
Edvina Curnail Apple
James Buchanan Apple

Spouse and Children

1 December 1833
Hamilton, Ohio, United States


+4 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 5

Indiana is the 19th state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English appel ‘apple’ (Old English æppel), acquired as a surname in any of various senses: a topographic name for someone living by an apple orchard; an occupational name for a grower or seller of apples; or a nickname for someone supposed to resemble an apple in some way, e.g. in having bright red cheeks. The economic importance in medieval northern Europe of apples, as a fruit that could be grown in a cold climate and would keep for use throughout the winter, is hard to appreciate in these days of rapid transportation and year-round availability of fruits of all kind.2 Americanized form of Appel or Apfel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Apple in household of Edward Kesner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John S Apple, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John S Apple, "United States Census, 1860"

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