William Charls "Bill" Kappenman

Last updated 9 Jun 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 15 May 1900 in , , South Dakota, United States

Father: W. A. Kappenman (? – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1940-ps-sd-pennington-27b-7a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City, enumeration district 52-27B, sheet 7A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Jun 2021) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Rapid City > 52-27B" image 13; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3865 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, household 129

Comment: Source includes name (William Kappenman).

marriage-kappenman-breck-1930: Record of marriage for William C. Kappenman and Clara K. Breck (1940); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Jul 2007) > “1930-1931” image 2681; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes name (William C. Kappenman).

military-draftreg-william-kappenman-1918: Draft registration card for William Charls Kappenman (1918); U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “South Dakota > Turner County > ALL > Draft Card K” image 14; citing “World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, M1509, 4,582 rolls, imaged from Family History Library microfilm”

Comment: Source includes name (William Charls Kappenman).

family-clara-brech-kappenman-children: Children of Clara (Brech) Kappenman; information from <private> Heil and <private> Spear; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (William "Bill" [Kappenman]).

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birth

census-us-1940-ps-sd-pennington-27b-7a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City, enumeration district 52-27B, sheet 7A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Jun 2021) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Rapid City > 52-27B" image 13; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3865 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, household 129

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (S. Dakota). See research notes for conflict details.

marriage-kappenman-breck-1930: Record of marriage for William C. Kappenman and Clara K. Breck (1940); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Jul 2007) > “1930-1931” image 2681; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes age (30). Using the marriage date of 17 Nov 1930 gives a birth date range from 18 Nov 1899 to 17 Nov 1900.

military-draftreg-william-kappenman-1918: Draft registration card for William Charls Kappenman (1918); U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “South Dakota > Turner County > ALL > Draft Card K” image 14; citing “World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, M1509, 4,582 rolls, imaged from Family History Library microfilm”

Comment: Source includes date (May 15, 1900).

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father

military-draftreg-william-kappenman-1918: Draft registration card for William Charls Kappenman (1918); U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “South Dakota > Turner County > ALL > Draft Card K” image 14; citing “World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, M1509, 4,582 rolls, imaged from Family History Library microfilm”

Comment: Source identifies W.A. Kappenman as the father of William Charls Kappenman.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Clara C. Brech (1913 – 1990)

Married: 17 Nov 1930 in Salem, McCook County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1940-ps-sd-pennington-27b-7a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City, enumeration district 52-27B, sheet 7A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Jun 2021) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Rapid City > 52-27B" image 13; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3865 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 25,26, household 129

Comment: Source indentifies Clara Kappenman as the wife of William Kappenman.

marriage-kappenman-breck-1930: Record of marriage for William C. Kappenman and Clara K. Breck (1940); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Jul 2007) > “1930-1931” image 2681; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Salem, McCook County [, South Dakota]) and marriage date (November 17th, 1930).

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Child: Shirley Kappenman (1935 – ?)

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Education Level: (8)

Supporting evidence for:
events

census-us-1940-ps-sd-pennington-27b-7a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City, enumeration district 52-27B, sheet 7A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Jun 2021) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Rapid City > 52-27B" image 13; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3865 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, household 129

Comment: Source includes (highest) educational level (8).

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Attributes

Occupation: (farmer) 12 Sep 1918

Residence: 12 Sep 1918 at Dolton, Turner County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 17 Nov 1930 at Salem, McCook County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1935 at , Hughes County, South Dakota, United States

Occupation: (laborer (road work)) 1 Apr 1940

Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

military-draftreg-william-kappenman-1918: Draft registration card for William Charls Kappenman (1918); U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “South Dakota > Turner County > ALL > Draft Card K” image 14; citing “World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, M1509, 4,582 rolls, imaged from Family History Library microfilm”

Comment: Source includes date (Sept.12.1918) and occupation (farming).

military-draftreg-william-kappenman-1918: Draft registration card for William Charls Kappenman (1918); U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed before 2018) > “South Dakota > Turner County > ALL > Draft Card K” image 14; citing “World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, M1509, 4,582 rolls, imaged from Family History Library microfilm”

Comment: Source includes date (Sept.12.1918) and location (Dolton, Turner, S.D.).

marriage-kappenman-breck-1930: Record of marriage for William C. Kappenman and Clara K. Breck (1940); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Jul 2007) > “1930-1931” image 2681; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Salem, McCook County [, South Dakota]) and marriage date (November 17th, 1930).

census-us-1940-ps-sd-pennington-27b-7a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City, enumeration district 52-27B, sheet 7A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Jun 2021) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Rapid City > 52-27B" image 13; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3865 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, household 129

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1935) and location (R / Hughes / S. Dakota). The "R" is presumably for "rural."

census-us-1940-ps-sd-pennington-27b-7a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City, enumeration district 52-27B, sheet 7A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Jun 2021) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Rapid City > 52-27B" image 13; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3865 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, household 129

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and occupation (Laborer / Road Work).

census-us-1940-ps-sd-pennington-27b-7a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City, enumeration district 52-27B, sheet 7A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Jun 2021) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Rapid City > 52-27B" image 13; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3865 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, household 129

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 15 May 1900. The 1940 U.S. Census gives an age of (40), which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Apr 1940, gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1899 to 1 Apr 1900. [census-us-1940-ps-sd-pennington-27b-7a]

FOLLOWUP

There appears to be another William C. Kappenman in eastern South Dakota. This is an interesting point if this William's father was also living in eastern South Dakota.

Was his mother Margaret Dopp or Dott (b.abt 1877)?

Did his siblings include Lulu or Luna Margaret (b. 16 Dec 1895; Turner County, SD), Sylvester (b. 9 Mar 1903, McCook County, SD), and Clarence (b. abt. 1898)?

Is he listed in the 1900 U.S. Census for District 323, Dolton Township, Turner County, SD? There are conflicts.

He may be listed in a 1954 city directory, which also notes his wife as Clara and that he is a fireman at RCAFB. (from Ancestry's U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 database, image 103) He may also be listed in a 1960 city directory for Rapid City as Wm. C. Kappenman. However, Clara is not listed with him or as a separate entry under the Kappenman name. (from Ancestry's U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 database, image 549)

William may have died Jun 1962, and been buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Rapid City, South Dakota.

The William Kappenman who died in 1962 was also born 15 May 1899 according to the Social Security Death Index. This would change the presumed birth date and conflict with his 1918 draft registration. [research-social-security-death-index]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1940-ps-sd-pennington-27b-7a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Pennington County, Rapid City, enumeration district 52-27B, sheet 7A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Jun 2021) > "South Dakota > Pennington > Rapid City > 52-27B" image 13; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3865 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, household 129

research-social-security-death-index: Social Security Death Index, Master File; Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA [available from many sources]

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