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Re: Kuebler in Erie Co. NY
Posted by: Chris Kuebler Date: October 04, 2001 at 10:00:09
In Reply to: Kuebler in Erie Co. NY by Anne Kruszka of 88

My grandfather, William Kubler, I'm told was from the Stuttgart area. He came to the US around 1930 - 1935 (I think) The story is that at Ellis Island they asked him how to pronounce his name (it had an umlaut over the "U")when he said "Keebler", they stuck an "E" in there and got rid of the accent. Then they asked if he had a middle name - he said "no." They asked if he was a Christian and he replied "yes" - So he entered this country as William Christian Kuebler (my namesake). I recently spoke with some cousins that I didn't know growing up and they told a very similar story about their grandfather (one of my grandfather's brothers) who was also given Christian as a middle name and had the spelling of Kubler changed to Kuebler. I have been told that a "Kubler" is a barrel maker and that the English translation of the name would be Cooper. I'm guessing that at one point anyone who was a barrel maker was called a "Kubler".

My grandfather settled in the Buffalo, NY area (Erie County)and lived there his whole life. He married Amelia Hubert and they had one son - William Fredrick (my father) and two daughters - Dawn and Sally. I've been told that in my family line, I am the last living male Kuebler.

I know the Hubert side of the family is huge, but the Kueblers are hard to find.




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