Author Archives: Mike Settles

John and Mary Kobler Biography

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John Ferdinand Kobler was born on 27 Jan 1844 in Montlingen, Switzerland. He died on 16 Apr 1924 in Hill City, KS. He married Mary Jacobea Ebnother, daughter of John Jacob Ebnother and Magadalena Nachbaur on 08 Feb 1874 in West Liberty, IA. She was born on 05 Sep 1856 in Montlingen, Switzerland. She died on 20 May 1920 in Hill City, KS. For more information about the Ebnother family, there is an interesting article about Mary’s brother, Dr. Charles […]

Ancestor Trees

Ancestor tree for J.F. & Mary Children J.F. & Mary Kobler Children Ancestor Tree (PDF) Here is an ancestor tree for the children of Carl & Elma Kobler … Olive, Leo, Marie, Otto, Raymond. The roots of Elma Paxson Kobler is well documented in the Paxson, Hadley and Holiday lines, dating back as far as the 1500s. Carl & Elma Kobler Children Ancestor Tree (PDF)

Carl and Elma Kobler

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Carl L. Kobler was born 2/15/1876 in Atalissa, Iowa. Carl married Elma Matilda Paxson on 5/1/1898. He died 7/19/1967 in Graham County Hospital in Hill City, KS. Buried in Penokee,KS Cemetery. Elma Paxson was born in Pleasant Plain, Iowa on 11/08/1877. Elma Paxson Kobler died 10/10/1960 in Hill City, KS and is buried in the Penokee Cemetery. Carl and Elma were both school teachers at one time. They owned many acres along the Solomon River in Graham County Kansas. They […]

Photos of Kobler Ancestors

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Rather than post all of my Kobler photos here, it is much easier to just provide a link to my Father’s website, where they are already available. There are some excellent old photos here, most of them with captions identifying the individual people. Kobler Ancestry Photos Carl and Elma Kobler 1915 The following Photo of Carl and Elma Kobler Family with Paxson relatives during their trip to the 1915 World’s Fair in San Francisco. Back row: John Everett Moore (son […]