I'm searching for a needle in a haystack! My maternal grandfather, Walter Charles Appel.My mother never new him and has never even seen a picture of him. She is in her 60's now and I would LOVE to find something out about him while she is still living. Certainly, he is long deceased, but she was told that he had been married before and possibly had a son.
We believe him to be from Chicago. My mother was told over the years that her mother met him in Chicago and was pregnant with my mom when they moved to New York City.My grandmothers' maiden name was Violet Louise Smith and she was from Kansas. My mothers birth certificate lists him by name "Walter Charles Appel" and says he was 41 at the time of her birth on 30 Sept 1944 in Manhattan NYC, NY.My mother was also told that he work for a time as a "bouncer" at a NYC night club/restaurant.
If you can be of ANY help in tracking down info on my grandfather PLEASE contact me.I know with so little info this is going to be a difficult undertaking, but I know there's got to be someone out there somewhere who knew my grandfather or some of this relatives.