I am researching my Capels line, a large proportion of which settled in the Syracuse/Central New York area. Pasted below shows only as far back as I've been able to go. Below is all the information I have about Generation 3 and earlier, and I am very discouraged. I don't know if there were other children/siblings. From Generation 4 forward, I have a lot of information. (Lester Henry Capels was my grandfather.) Are our Williams connected??
Generation No. 1
1. ?1 CAPELS was born Unknown in New York. He married ? ?. She was born in Germany?.
Notes for ? CAPELS:
According to 1880 Village of Geddes Census, born in New York.
Notes for ? ?:
Not born in New York. Cannot read location clearly as listed in 1880 Census, Village of Geddes.
Child of ? CAPELS and ? ? is:
2. i. WILLIAM2 CAPELS, b. Abt. 1807, New York.
Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM2 CAPELS (?1)1,2 was born Abt. 1807 in New York. He married JANE LOWER3,4. She was born in New York.
Notes for WILLIAM CAPELS:
The 1880 (June 16) Census in the Village of Geddes lists him as 73 yrs old, married (not widowed, though wife is not listed among the household); occupation is listed as Farmer; residence at 6 Exchange Street. He is also listed as having Dropsy at the time of the census. His place of birth is listed as New York, as is that of his father; however his mother's place of birth appears to be listed as Germany.
Child of WILLIAM CAPELS and JANE LOWER is:
3. i. LESTER3 CAPELS, b. October 02, 1837, New York; d. November 08, 1916, of Senile Debility, Syracuse, NY.
Generation No. 3
3. LESTER3 CAPELS (WILLIAM2, ?1) was born October 02, 1837 in New York, and died November 08, 1916 in of Senile Debility, Syracuse, NY. He married ELIZA ?. She was born August 1836 in New York.
Children of LESTER CAPELS and ELIZA ? are:
4. i. LOREN JOHN4 CAPELS, b. March 11, 1862, Mallory, New York; d. January 21, 1929, of cancer.
ii. GEORGE CAPELS, b. Abt. 18637.
Generation No. 4
4. LOREN JOHN4 CAPELS (LESTER3, WILLIAM2, ?1) was born March 11, 1862 in Mallory, New York, and died January 21, 1929 in of cancer. He married MARY AGNES CARROLL 1882, daughter of ROGER CARROLL and CATHERINE RYAN. She was born November 10, 1864 in Syracuse, NY10, and died January 10, 1935 in of a cerebral hemmorage, Syracuse, NY.
Notes for LOREN JOHN CAPELS:
1870 NY Census lists 9-yr old Loren as LORENZO. Also listed in the household at that time is 30-yr old Lorenzo (uncle?). In 1880, the Census lists 19-year old Loren as a "Cooper", along with 17-year old brother George. At that time, the family was living at #6 Exchange Street. The 1900 Census lists 38-yr old Loren still a cooper, as well as his 17-yr old son Edward, and as owner of the home at 1010 Avery Avenue (with mortgage). According to his death certificate, he was born in Mallory, NY, and lived in Syracuse for 50 years, which suggests he moved into the city some time around 1879. Of his parents, the death certificate lists only Lester Capels as his father; his mother's name and parents' birthplaces are listed as "Can't be learned." He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, Dewitt, NY, Lot 2.
Relationship to the Lorenzo CAPLES who enlisted January 5, 1864, in Syracuse at age 19 in the Civil War, Company A, 16th New York Volunteer Army Heavy Artilery, and who died January 6, 1906, aged 63, at his home at 902 Center Street, Syracuse, is currently unknown.
Notes for MARY AGNES CARROLL:
Syracuse Post Standard, 1-12-35: "Mary A. Capels died Thursday at home, 1010 Avery Avenue. Surviving are 8 sons; 2 daughters, a brother Daniel and sister Johanna Carroll. Services will take place at the home 9:00 Monday morning and in St. Brigid's Church at 9:30 o'clock."
According to Mary A. Capels' certificate, issued January 12, 1935, the cause of death was a Cerebral Hemorrhage, with Diabetes Mellitis a contributing factor. The cerebral hemorrhage, which may have been equivalent to a stroke, occurred 10 days before her death, and she suffered from diabetes for 9 years. She died at home, which is listed as 1010 Avery Ave., (Syracuse, ), Ward 7. Her trade is listed as Housework. Information in the certificate was provided by Edward Capels.
Children of LOREN CAPELS and MARY CARROLL are:
i. EDWARD H.5 CAPELS, b. January 23, 1883, Syracuse, NY11; d. June 17, 1941, Syracuse, NY of pulmonary oedema, complicated by diabetes.
Notes for EDWARD H. CAPELS:
The 1900 Census lists him as a "Cooper"; later, the 1937 Syracuse Directory lists him as an Employment Manager, residing at 1010 Avery Avenue. He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Dewitt, NY, Lot 2.
ii. LAURA B. CAPELS, b. March 11, 188514; d. March 01, 1916, Syracuse, NY.
Notes for LAURA B. CAPELS:
The 1900 Census lists her occupation as "Decorator Pottery" and puts her birth year as March, 1884. Her death record suggests that she suffered for 10 days with a heart ailment and died just short of her 31st birthday. Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Dewitt, NY, Lot 2.
5. iii. LESTER HENRY CAPELS, b. December 02, 1887, Syracuse, NY; d. 1979, declared dead.
iv. ROGER F. CAPELS, b. January 05, 1889; d. June 11, 1967, in a Veterans home in Canandaigua, NY.
Notes for ROGER F. CAPELS:
NY PFC US Army WW I; was reportedly gassed and never the same after he got home.
6. v. LOREN J. "BUTCH" CAPELS, b. September 1890, Syracuse, NY; d. 1952.
7. vi. CARROLL EMMET CAPELS, b. October 28, 1892; d. May 1967, Syracuse, NY.
8. vii. LAWRENCE JEROME "QUINNY" CAPELS, b. January 26, 1896; d. September 11, 1984, Baldwinsville, NY.
9. viii. CATHERINE CAPELS, b. March 11, 1897; d. October 1976.
10. ix. MARY AGNES "MAMIE" CAPELS, b. January 14, 1899, Syracuse, NY; d. March 1977.
x. THOMAS J. CAPELS, b. 1902; d. 1926.
11. xi. ARTHUR D. CAPLES, b. May 06, 1904; d. October 1976.
xii. WILLIAM ANDREW CAPELS, b. January 17, 1906; d. May 20, 1985, Community General Hospital, Syracuse, NY, after a long illness16; m. MARY GRAHAM, Unknown; b. Abt. 1911, Ireland; d. Abt. October 1987.
Notes for WILLIAM ANDREW CAPELS:
Applied for his social security card in Dec. 1936 at the age of 30. Residence then was 1010 Avery Ave., Syracuse. At the time of his death, he resided at 1814 W. Genesee Street. He retired from in 1970 from Crucible Specialty Metals Division of Colt Industries, where he was a laboratory technician 36 years. He's buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt, NY.
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