Here's a list of my APPEL ancestors.Of course APPEL has been changed to APPLE in many cases if someone emigrated to America.
The date shown is the date of birth, Altheim is in Hesse, Germany, former province of Starkenburg.
APPEL, Amalia15 Jun 1720Altheim APPEL, Peterabt. 1622 APPEL, Eva15 Jun 1707Altheim APPEL, Nikolausbefore 1609 APPEL, Anne Barbara APPEL, Anna Catharina29 Nov 1735 APPEL, Johann Heinrich31 Mar 1685Altheim APPEL, Johann Nickel17 Feb 1705Altheim APPEL, Johann Peter27 Jul 1663Altheim APPEL, Balthasar Philipp6 May 1661Altheim
If any of these names does ring a bell, please let me know! It is known that many families back then left Hessen heading for America, so the above for sure do have offspring in America.