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Keppler/Wrobbel of Michigan

Posted: 10 Mar 2002 1:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Keppler, Wrobbel
I am looking for information on Augusta Wrobbel b. 12-11-1882 d.9-24-1967 who was married to Arthur William Keppler b. 9-22-1883 d. June 1972 of Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.

Thank you,
Rosanne Lomprey

Re: Keppler/Wrobbel of Michigan

Posted: 1 Sep 2002 4:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Sep 2002 6:55PM GMT
Surnames: Wrobbel
I may have something for you, but the birth dates don't match up. My great grandmother's name was Augusta Pealish-Wrobbel. She married John Wrobbel and gave birth to a son, John Wrobbel who had 9 children (my father and his siblings). I don't know if my grandfather had sibling or not.

The entire family lived in Detroit (in the german area at first) from the turn of the century onward.

We must have a connection here somehow.

Re: Keppler/Wrobbel of Michigan

Rosanne Lomprey (View posts)
Posted: 1 Sep 2002 8:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wrobbel, Boehm, Keppler,
Hi Nancy

As far as I know Aunt Gussie had never married before marrying Uncle Art. Wrobbel was her maiden name. But they did live in the German area of Detroit around the turn of the century with their families. So it would seem that Wrobbel name may have been connected. I have not found any siblings for her as I see you have not found any sibling for your John. Maybe they are related as siblings. What is the birthday date of your John and do you know his parents?

I am sure there is a connection somewhere.

Let me know
Rosanne

Re: Keppler/Wrobbel of Michigan

Werner Goebel (View posts)
Posted: 13 Mar 2003 2:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wrobbel, Goebel, Geissler
Hello! I have some Wrobbel in my family tree, but they lived in the former city of Danzig (now Gdansk, in Poland). Is there a possible connection? Please let me know.
Best Regards, Werner

Re: Keppler/Wrobbel of Michigan

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 9:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wrobbel
There is a branch of this Wrobbel family who elected to live in the Buffalo, NY area. I'm one of their descendents. I ran into one of the Detroit descendents in Kansas City in a record store in the 1980's. We suspected we were related because we resembled each other, but were unaware of the Detroit/Buffalo connection at the time. Such a shame.

Re: Keppler/Wrobbel of Michigan

Posted: 11 Dec 2011 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wrobbel
I got busy and just looked at this post! I am a decendent of the Wrobbels in Detroit .

John and Matilda Wrobbel who came over from Germany in the late 1800's.
Children are:
Harvey married to Edith,
Esther,
Clarence married to Eleanor,
John married to Elsie and then to Phyllis,
Alan,
A baby that died,
Dorothy married to Walter Johnson,
Adele married to John Butt,
Ben married to Alice.

Re: Keppler/Wrobbel of Michigan

Posted: 3 Jul 2012 4:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
I believe that the Wrobbels Nancy and I are related to came from Gdansk. I have information on the ship that Carl Gustav & his wife Augusta (nee Kelvinske/Klivinske/etc.- several spellings found) came over on with some of their children. So yes, there is a good possibility there.

I'm new here and just getting the hang of things. When I have my footing, I'll check back to see if there've been any replies.

Re: Keppler/Wrobbel of Michigan

Posted: 29 May 2014 1:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 May 2014 1:21AM GMT
Werner, I'm a descendant of Gottfried Wrobbel (1813-?) and Wilhelmine Will (1819-1869), and he is from the area you speak of. We're probably related

Nancy, the name Pealish didn't strike a chord with me until yesterday but when it did, BAM! I believe the original spelling might have been "Piellusch". This family, the KilwinskyKilwinski family and the Wrobbel family had meshed through marriages in W. Prussia throughout the 1800s.

Example: On my tree I have two sons of Gottfried W married to Two Piellusch sisters- August W (1841-?) to Auguste or Justine P (conflicting records) born 1842, with no death date. Johann W (1853-1897) married to a Louise P (1850-?).

Children of Johann & Louise who died in in W. Prussia in infancy or childhood: Hermann R (1878), no name son (1879), Karl Gustav (1881-1899), Anna (1892). Children for which there is no record of death (leading me to believe they might have emigrated to the US) are: Augusta (1884-?), Emil (1886-?), Ernst (1889-?) & Bertha (1891-?).

All but one of August and Auguste/Justine's 9 children died very young. Emil Karl (1881-?).

From your own research, you've probably noticed unfamiliar Wrobbels doing a lot of overlapping of names- they name one of their offspring a name that had been on your own tree for 20 years. Perhaps it was in honor of a favorite uncle...? Who knows, but one thing is certain. Wrobbel isn't an incredibly common last name even today. I count that a blessing because it makes researching easier. On that note, I can't help but feel confident that we'll find the links we're looking for with a bit more diligence.


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