Author Archives: Mike Settles

Ruben and Lorrayne (Kobler) Deines

Lorrayne Kobler, daughter of Albert and Anna Kobler, was born on 1 Nov 1919 in Logan, KS. She died on 8 Feb 2013 in WaKeeney, KS. She married Ruben Deines on 23 Jan 1938 in WaKeeney, KS. He was born on Feb. 21, 1914. He died on 11 Jan 2001 in WaKeeney, KS. Ruben and Lorrayne are both buried in WaKeeney City Cemetery. Photos Lorrayne (Kobler) Deines Obituary (November 1, 1919 – February 8, 2013) Lorrayne K. (Kobler) Deines, age […]

Kobler Reunion – Memorial Day Weekend

We will be holding a Kobler reunion on Memorial Day weekend 2013 in the Hill City/Hays, Kansas area.  Many Kobler relatives will be coming, literally from coast to coast.  We would love to see as many attendees as possible.  If interested in attending, please contact us for more information.

Cornelius Winfred (Winnie) and Buenola Kobler

An American hero, Cornelius Winfred (Winnie) Kobler was born 3/9/1917 on his parents farm about 2-3 miles Southwest of Penokee, Kansas. On May 26, 1945, Captain Cornelius W. Kobler and the crew of his B-29 bomber, gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country. Just weeks prior, on May 14, 1945, he had survived a harrowing B-29 combat orientation flight that had to ditch in the Pacific. “My first dad (Winnie) died on a B29 bomb run over Tokyo in May […]

Wallace and Marie Kobler Steeples

Vera Marie Kobler, daughter of Carl and Elma Kobler, was born on 17 Aug 1906 in Penokee, Graham Co., KS. She died on 10 Jan 2002 in Hays, KS. She married William Wallace (Wally) Steeples, son of David James Steeples and Myrtle Eliza Fulcher on 24 Dec 1926 in Penokee, Graham Co., KS. He was born on 03 Feb 1904 in Zurich, Rooks Co., KS. He died on 29 Jul 1966 in Hays, KS. Wallace and Marie Steeples are both buried […]

Fred and Edna Kobler

Fred Kobler was born 8/30/1896 in Penokee, Kansas. Fred married Edna Pearl Hatcher on 12/30/1917 in Joplin, MO. He died 10/20/1918 in Lawrence, KS from the Flu during World War I military training. He is buried in Hill City Cemetery, Hill City, KS. Edna Hatcher was born April 1898 in Solomon Rapids Township, KS and died 27 Aug 1938 in Pueblo, Colorado. Edna remarried Charles T. Mars after Fred’s death. Fred and Edna had one child, Paul Lee Kobler Mars, […]

Albert and Anna Kobler

Albert Kobler was born 3/21/1893 in Penokee, Kansas. Albert married Anna Jane Davis on 6/28/1916 in Phillipsburg, KS. He died 3/13/1977 at Hadley Regional Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Albert and Anna had five children: LaVergne Kobler Phyllis Kobler Lorrayne Kobler Margaret Kobler Carl D. Kobler Photos Thank you to Nancy Hardman for providing most of these photos. Back Row: Margret, Carl, LaVernge Front Row: Phyllis, Albert, Anna, Lorrayne Back Row: Lorryane Deines, Margret Rath, Phyllis Madden, Gene Madden, Carl […]

Mae Kobler and Bert Troutman

Elizabeth Mae Kobler was born 5/16/1888 in Penokee, Kansas. Mae married William Herbert (Bert) Troutman on 11/14/1917. She died 12/30/1976 in Beloit, KS. “Great Aunt Mae Kobler Troutman- married twice, widowed and then divorced, reverted to first husband’s name — no children.” – Ray L. Pruiett “I remember Aunt Mae as being outgoing and a bit flamboyant!!” – Ann Solomon Photos

William and Nellie Kobler

William Kobler was born 10/09/1883 in Penokee, Kansas. William married Nellie E. Raney on June 1, 1910. He died 5/8/1964 in Hill City, KS.  Nellie Raney was born in Elgin, Oregon on 11/19/1889 and died 4/12/1962 in Hill City, Kansas. Additional information about William and Nellie Kobler would be very much appreciated. Please send life history, stories and photos using the Contact page or you can Register and post information yourself.

Herbert and Carrie Kobler

Herbert Kobler was born 10/21/1881 in Penokee, Kansas. Herbert married Carrie May Shotwell on 1/13/1909. He died 2/21/1968 in Benton, Oregon. Herbert and Carrie Kobler had the following children: Harold Kobler. He married Ruth Marsh Cornelius Winfred (Winnie) Kobler Lucille Kobler. She married Wright Mary Kobler Thelma Kobler 50th Wedding Anniversary Back: Ron Pruiett, Ray Pruiett holding Sammy Pruiett, Beverly (Kobler) Dolan holding Chris Dolan, Rick Sadle holding Cindy Dolan Front: Margie Sadle (Lorenger) & Mark Wright, Bonnie Wright, Herbert […]

Ernest (Ernie) Kobler

Ernest Kobler was born 08/01/1879 in Atalissa, Iowa. Ernest was never married. He died 3/16/1960 in Hill City, KS. “When Uncle Ernie was in pharmacy school at about 22 years old, he and some others unfortunately decided to drink some wood alcohol, while celebrating having passed the final exam for becoming pharmacists. Although some of his friends died from the consumption, uncle Ernie became blind. He later lived in an upstairs bedroom with Uncle Art and that was the only […]