Hermann Apel (1833–1877)
The musician Hermann Apel was born in Germany and emigrated to England. A son William died in 1869 aged 2 and his daughter Caroline Elizabeth in 1871. By 1871, his wife had passed away, leaving him living with his sons, Albert and Hermann at his uncle's house at 3 Dorset Place in 1871, sharing the house with two other musicians (Henrich Koether and Alfred Willmore). By 1872, he and his sons, Hermann and Albert moved next door, again with his uncle (Joseph Collins) to numbers 1 & 2 Dorset Place (a beer-house known as the 'Dripping Well'. Herman was known to have played euphonium with 'Herr Cluckner's Town Band'. There is reference to a Hermann Apel running a shop at 19 Russell Street in 1867, but it is, as yet, uncertain as to whether this is the same individual.
References & Notes
- UK Census 1871
- British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 24 February 1877 Pg. 0005
- Kelly's Directory 1867