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Dirk A. Stapleton, wife Laura, and daughter Victoria live in Kansas City, Missouri. He joined the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War as a Member at Large on 01 January 2004, signed by John D. Avery, Coordinator of Membership-at-Large. Dirk Stapleton, served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, where his career in the Army began as an enlisted Soldier in the Kansas Army National Guard and compled his military career as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He progressed through the ranks to become a noncommissioned officer, and then attended the Reserve Officers Training Corps at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, where he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1988. Dirk Stapleton has served on Active Duty, the United States Army Reserve, and with the Kansas Army National Guard. Dirk Stapleton has held numerous positions and served in the Quartermaster, Personnel, and Field Artillery Corps throughout his career as well as serving on overseas duty in Germany, Southwest Asia (Operation Iraqi Freedom), and the South Korean theaters of operation.

Ancestry: Jacob Imel, Company G, 29th Regiment, Indiana Infantry Volunteers; Enlisted 21 September 1864, Columbus, IN; Mustered 4 October 1864, Columbus, IN; Honorably Discharged 26 June 1865, Chattanooga, TN. (By Reason of Expiration of Time Service.)

Jacob Imel (son of Thomas Imel and Huldah (Little) Imel) was born in 1827, in Kentucky; died 29 August 1900, and is buried at Pleasant, Switzerland County, Indiana. He married on 16 July 1846, Switzerland County, Indiana to Lucinda Travor, daughter of (John Travor and Mary (Dennis) Travor); born 1834 in Iowa. She died in 1869 and is buried at Hanover, Indiana. One of the witnesses who signed Jacob's Military Pension application on 21 July 1890 was his son John Imel, who gave his place of residence as Pleasant, Indiana. Jacob's second wife, Nancy G. (Burns) Imel, applied for a Widow's Pension on 29 September 1900, a month after Jacob died, and her son Stephen Imel was one of her witnesses. Stephen gave his place of residence as Pleasant, Indiana. I can provide the other children if requested. Otherwise this is my direct line.

Descendants of Jacob Imel

1 Jacob Imel 1827 - 1900
.. +Lucinda Travor 1834 - 1869
........ 2 Samuel Imel 1852 - 1921
............ +Martha Jane Moler 1856 - 1941
................... 3 Isaac Imel 1879 - 1932
....................... +Ida Mae Reay 1876 - 1924
............................. 4 Martha Matilda Imel 1913 - 1987
................................. +John Abner Harrier 1900 - 1976
........................................ 5 Donna Mae Harrier 1933 -
............................................ +Alexander Albert Stapleton 1931 - 1962
.................................................. 6 Dirk Albert Stapleton 1959 -
.........................................................+ Laura Lynette Kelley 1965 -
I have one daughter (Victoria Lynette Stapleton)


Family of Jacob Imel (1827-1900). Taken 13 June 1890.

Back Row l-r: Samuel and John A. (Man on right and two daughters' names unknown.
Center: Jacob Imel and 2nd wife, Nancy Ellis (Burns) Imel.
Front Row l-r: Stephen, Edward, and Mary Jane.

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