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Otto and Helen Kobler

Otto Kobler, son of Carl and Elma Kobler, was born on Aug. 30, 1908, in Penokee, KS. He died on March 24, 2001 in Hill City, KS. He married Helen Y. Bowman on February 7, 1941 in Ellsworth, KS. She was born on August 11, 1911 and died on September 22, 2009 in Wakeeney, KS. Otto and Helen are both buried in Penokee Cemetery, Penokee, KS. Photos Otto F. Kobler Obituary HILL CITY — Otto F. Kobler, 92, Hill City, […]

Donna’s Memories of Grandmother on the Farm

Mine do overlap Lois’s memories. A small item, and maybe a repeat. Grandmother, (never Grandma as you know), always included us in whatever she was doing and we each had a week during our grade school years, probably from about age 8 to about 11 when we the only visitor. We would feed the chickens, gather eggs, learn about wringing the neck of a chicken by example, watch the preparation of a large meal for the men__always delicious, check out […]

More memories on the Carl and Elma Kobler farm

I love reading your memories Lois. Of course, by the time I was born, things had changed a lot. I was born in 1945, and Granddad and Grandmother had moved to a house in Penokee. My brother Jerry and I lived in that grand old house until I was a sophomore in High school and Jerry was a senior. I too loved the attic and spent many hours there. My room was over the kitchen with three windows with window […]

Aunt Olive’s Diary 1915

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This fascinating diary transcript from Olive Kobler documents the Kobler family trip from Penokee, KS to the San Francisco, California World Fair, also known as the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, in 1915 in a Lincoln Town Car, which actually came with a tent that was part of the car.  Family members included Carl and Elma, Olive (16), Leo (12), Marie (9), Otto (7), Raymond (2). The trip duration was over 3 months, from June 8 through September 18.  It was undoubtedly […]

John and Mary Kobler Family Photos

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Back Row: Herbert, Carl, Ernest, Eda Front Row: Arthur, John, Mae, Mary, Albert, William Not positive on the names. Just going by appearance and suspected chronological ages from JF Kobler’s obituary. According to LaVergne Hardman(oldest daughter of Albert who is 95 in 2012) This is the lineup of the picture … Back Row: Carl Kobler, Will Higer, Herbert Kobler, Art Kobler, Will Kobler, Doc Ebnother Second Row: Elma Kobler, Eda Higer,Carrie Kobler, Gertie Kobler, Nellie Kobler Third Row: Fred Kobler, […]