Thank you for responding to my inquiry regarding William Appelt/descendants.
It's so interesting to hear of your family and some of its history.I was looking for William Appelt as I thought he may have been a brother to my August Appelt (b. 1844 Schoenlanke, Posen, Prussia, settled and died in Chicago, IL) but I've concluded that your William was not related. My August did have a brother named William but I don't believe yours and mine are siblings. I'd heard from another relative of William's previously and had come to this conclusion.