Algonquin Historic

Nunda Herald
July 2, 1897

Stephen S. Chapell

Stephen S. Chapell, a pioneer resident and dairyman of this vicinity, died at 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 1897 at the home of his son, C. E. Chapell, in Elgin at age of 80 years, 1 month and 25 days. He had been in poor health for two years, but was confined to his bed only two days. Mr. Chapell was born at Avon, Livingston county, N. Y. April 29, 1816. He moved to Chicago in 1837 and the same year changed his place of residence to Naperville, which was his home until 1849. From there he went to Algonquin and purchased a large farm, living thereon until recently. He was one of the first men in this vicinity to engage in the dairy business and to ship milk to Chicago, beginning shortly after the late Phineas Smith commenced that branch of business in Elgin. He became milk agent for the Northwestern railway, and for many years was a familiar figure as milk conductor on the Lake Geneva passenger. He amassed considerable property. Besides his son in Elgin, he leaves one, George E. Chapell, in Chicago. The funeral was held Saturday at 10:30 from the house and at 1 as the Congregational church at Algonquin.




Elgin Daily Dial
June 25, 1896

Stephen S. Chapell Dead

An Old Settler of Algonquin Dies in Elgin
At the Home of His Son

Steven S. Chapell, died at the home of his son C. E. Chapell at 601 Brook Street at 2:20 o’clock this morning of bowel complaint.

Mr. Chapell has been feeble for number of years, but this last illness was of short duration. He was born at Avon, New York, in 1816 and therefore was 80 years of age. He settled in Algonquin in 1849, and lived there until last fall when his son, C. E. Chapell moved to Elgin, where he came to live with them. He was highly respected at Algonquin, and he will be missed by many. He leaves two sons E. E. Chapell of Elgin and George E. Chapell, of the firm of Kee & Chapell of Chicago.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 10:30 from the house and at 1 o’clock at the Congregational Church at Algonquin.



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