Peter Apple

7 March 1817–22 June 1889 (Age 72)
Clermont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Apple was born on 7 March 1817, in Clermont, Ohio, United States, his father, Christopher Apple Sr, was 42 and his mother, Julia Ann Schaeffer, was 37. He married Elizabeth Leighty on 18 May 1838, in Marion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bond, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Okaw Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 June 1889, in Burgess Township, Bond, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Keyesport Landing, Bond, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Apple
Elizabeth Leighty
Marriage: 18 May 1838
Maria A. Apple
William Apple
Benjamin F. Apple
Perry Apple
Andrew C. Apple
Arseline Apple
Almus Albert Apple
Lucy Etta Apple
Sarah Ann Apple

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Leighty


18 May 1838
Marion, Indiana, United States


    Maria A. Apple


    William Apple


    Benjamin F. Apple


    Perry Apple


    Andrew C. Apple


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 4

Historical Boundaries 1821: Marion, Indiana, United States
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Peter Apple, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Petter Apple, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Apple, "United States Census, 1850"

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