Cornelius Cappelmann (1830-1888), a saloon owner and spirits wholesaler in Santa Cruz, was a native of Germany. He came to San Francisco in 1850, and to Santa Cruz in 1868.
- History Pages: 12 - Pioneer German-Speakers of Santa Cruz County
- Santa Cruz County History Journal Issue Number 4, 65-66
- The Sidewalk Companion to Santa Cruz Architecture (4th ed. 2023), Chapter Three, entry (16), page 63 (son-in-law George Reid).
Cornelius, sons Charles and Oscar, and daughter Lily (Pierce) were Soc. of Pioneers members.