Emily Rose Appel

Brief Life History of Emily Rose

When Emily Rose Appel was born on 1 April 1917, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Joseph Christian Appel, was 31 and her mother, Catherine E. Hogan, was 33. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Rene Maurice Vermeersch. She lived in Detroit Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. She died on 2 March 2016, in Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Rene Maurice Vermeersch
Emily Rose Appel
Robert Rene Vermeersch
Donna Jean Vermeersch

Sources (8)

  • Emily R Vermeersch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emily Rose Vermeersch, "Michigan, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"
  • Emily Appel Vermeersch, "Find a Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1920 · The Detroit Wall

The Detroit Wall is a half mile long wall that was constructed to serve as a wall of racial separation as a physical barrier between white and black homeowners in northwest Detroit. Today the wall is mostly gone with only a small portion of it located at a local park.

1943 · The Detroit Race Riots

The 1943 Detroit Race Riot started on the evening of June 20 and lasted through June 22. It occurred in a period of dramatic social tensions associated with the military buildup of World War II, as Detroit's automotive industry was converted to the war effort. What fueled the fire the most was the arrival of nearly 400,000 migrants, both African-American and White Southerners, and the competition for space and jobs. It was suppressed after 6,000 federal troops were ordered into the city to restore peace. A total of 34 people were killed, 25 of them African-Americans and most at the hands of white police or National Guardsmen; 433 were wounded, 75 percent of them African-American.

Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Appel, a pet form of Apprecht (common especially in Thuringia and Franconia), itself a variant of Albrecht .

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Low German Ap(p)el, Middle Dutch appel, or Yiddish epl ‘apple’, hence an occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit. The economic importance in medieval northern Europe of apples, as a fruit that could be grown in a cold climate and would keep throughout the winter, is hard to appreciate in these days of rapid transportation and year-round availability of fruits of all kinds. As a Jewish name it is generally artificial. Compare Apfel , Appell , and Apple .

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Apel .

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

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