The Kappes Family



Joseph, Vincent, and Josephine Kappes were found living in the St. Lucas area. They were probably siblings.

Generation One

2. Joseph Kappes was born in 1828 in Prussia. He married Katharina. They appear in the 1880 census in St. Lucas. Katharina was born in 1842. She died on 15 October 1884 at St. Lucas, Fayette Co., Iowa; buried at St. Lucas Cemetery. He appears in the 1910 census, age 82 with wife, 'Margaret'. They have a daughter, Margaret, age 18.

The six known children of Joseph and Katharina Kappes were:

Margaret was born in 1850 in Iowa.

The only known child of Joseph and Margaret Kappes was:

3. Vincent Kappes was born on 24 July 1839 at Baden. He emigrated in 1854 at the age of 15. He enlisted in 1861 as a volunteer in the 3rd. Mo. infantry for a period of three months and re-enlisted in the 4th Missouri Calvary for a term of three years or until the close of the war. He served altogether in the service of his country for 3 years and 5 months, when he received an honorable discharge. He was united in marriage to Miss Malissa Miller, May 6, 1866. To the union were born 14 children, 7 of whom have passed to their reward. In 1870 they moved to Lina, Ill., from where they came to Oelwein in 1897. He died on 14 March 1914 at Oelwein at age 74.

Eight of the fourteen children of Vincent Kappes and Malissa Miller were:

Generation Three

5. Vincent Kappes (Joseph was born in 1857. He married Mary Bodensteiner, daughter of Johan Carl Bodensteiner and Margaretha Balk. He died on 14 March 1914. Mary Bodensteiner was born on 8 August 1867 at St. Lucas.

The only known child of Vincent Kappes and Mary Bodensteiner is:

7. Joseph A. Kappes (Joseph ) was born in 1868. He married Elizabeth Bodensteiner, daughter of Johan Carl Bodensteiner and Margaretha Balk, after 1887. Elizabeth Bodensteiner was born on 28 January 1869 at St. Lucas.

The only known child of Joseph A. Kappes and Elizabeth Bodensteiner is:

Generation Four

20. Vincent J. Kappes (Vincent, Joseph) was born on 13 December 1899 in South Dakota. He married Unknown Lowell. He died on 13 March 1967 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, at age 67. His SS card was issued in South Dakota.

The only known child of Vincent J. Kappes and Unknown Lowell was:

21. Joseph Martin Kappes (Joseph A., Joseph ) was born on 21 January 1888 at Hand, South Dakota. He married Elizabeth. He died in July 1977 at Saint Cloud, Stearns Co., Minnesota, at age 89. His SS benefits were sent to Little Falls, Morrison Co., Minnesota. Elizabeth (this is a probable wife) was born on 1 March 1888. She died in June 1977 at Saint Cloud, Stearns Co., Minnesota, at age 89.

The only known child of Joseph Martin Kappes and Elizabeth (--?--) is:




Return to Main Page