Arabell Kaster

19 March 1858–28 April 1895 (Age 37)
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Arabell

When Arabell Kaster was born on 19 March 1858, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, her father, James Lewis Kaster, was 23 and her mother, Harriet C. Brown, was 19. She married Frederick Shepple on 9 September 1875, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Marion Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Marion, Marion Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 28 April 1895, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Shepple
Arabell Kaster
Marriage: 9 September 1875
Anna C Shepple
George William Shepple
Marshall W Sheppel
Maggie M Shepple
Nora Belle Shepple
Walter E Shepple

Spouse and Children

9 September 1875
Shelby, Indiana, United States


    Anna C Shepple


    George William Shepple



    Maggie M Shepple



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 12

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

German:1. habitational name from Caster in Rhineland. 2. (also Käster ): variant of Kasten 2 or a metonymic occupational name for a joiner or furniture maker, from Middle High German kasten ‘box’, ‘chest’, ‘shrine’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Arabella Kaster in household of James Kaster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Arabell Schoeppel in household of Fredrick Schoeppel, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Arbel Kartor, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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