The major trees I have information on are: Kubin/Kuchera of McPherson, Kansas and Blue River Wisconsin(see below); Clark/Hugunin of Kansas; Wright of Minnesota, going back to Mark Wright, Sr of Yorkshire, England; and Pinke of Minnesota (going back to August Pinke of Plotzig, Germany). Most of this information was handed down to me; I did not verify it by independent research.
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KUBIN AND KUCHERA (aka Kucera and Goodsheller)Family Tree: I have the "Family Tree of Kubins" prepared by Laurine Kubin Yowell in the 1980's, with narrative from Elsie Kubin Nelson in 1935, all entered into the Family Tree Maker software. This branch of the Kubins descends from Mathias Kubin in McPherson, Kansas, but there is additional ancestor info going back to Bohemia. There are several hundred descendents of Kubins and Kucheras, originally from Bohemia, as well as photos and a map of the Kansas homestead. Kubin relatives are said to have settled in Blue River, Wisconsin. Other regions cited for Kuchera and Strnad are Munden, KS and Republic County. I have been adding information to Laurine's tree as I find it. Check the photos, descendent tree, and the narrative document I have here.
The relationship between the Kubins and Kucheras is interesting. Four of Mathias Kubin's children married Kucheras, three of which are definitely known to be siblings. Another of the Mathias children married a Strnad, and a sibling of that Strnad married one of the Kuchera sisters. They wove a tangled web indeed!
I would like to thank Laurine for all her work compiling this tree. I can't imagine how much time she must have spent!
Kuchera descendent information is shown on the Joseph Bermann descendent tree below. Joseph Bermann was an ancestor to the Kuchera family that came to Kansas and mixed with the Kubins and Strnads.
Please feel free to contact me for an electronic copy of this tree or to provide updates. The email address listed is checked infrequently. For more rapid response please see my personal homepage at www.borntoexplore.org/home.
- Double Golden Wedding (59 KB)
Back: Anna (Goodsheller) Kuchera and husband Joseph Kubin. Front: Mary Kubin and husband Van (Kuchera) Goodsheller. McPherson, KS March 14, 1923, their 50th anniversary.
- 1800 Coin from Bohemia (38 KB)
This gold coin pendant dated 1800 was handed down from Karina Bermann to Anna Kuchera to Elenor Kubin to Terry Clark, always to the oldest granddaughter. Karina stayed in Bohemia but gave it to her daughter Elizabeth Horky for safekeeping, since Anna Kuchera was only two years old when she and her parents left for America.
- Mathias and Katarina Kubin (28 KB)
Mathias (aka Mates or Mat) and Katarina (Kate)brought their family to McPherson, Kansas from Wisconsin, and before that Bohemia. Many of their sons and daughters married members of the Kuchera (Kucera or Goodsheller) family. Photo is 1886.
- Mathias Kubin farm in Bohemia (32 KB)
This is the farm that the Kubin family (Mathias Kubin) lived in before they left for America. Several photos were spliced together.
- The Kubin and Kuchera (Goodsheller) Homestead (42 KB)
Map showing the Kubin and Goodsheller (Kuchera)family homesteads outside McPherson, Kansas. Part of the homestead is now State Conservancy, shown in green.
- Joe and Annie Kubin 1886 (27 KB)
Joseph Kubin and Anna Kuchera in 1886. Annie was pregnant and did not want her picture to be taken.
- The other side of the gold coin from Karina Berman (40 KB)
The back side of the coin reads 1800. The coin was of the Austria-Hungarian empire of that day.
- Kubin Farm in Bohemia (54 KB)
The farm Mathias Kubin and his family left when they came to America.
- Kubin / Goodsheller (Kuchera) Homesteads (78 KB)
This land near McPherson, Kansas, is where Mathias Kubin and Van Goodsheller and their families had their homesteads. Some of the land is now preserved as part of a conservancy.
- Kubin / Goodsheller (Kuchera) Homesteads (53 KB)
More of the old homestead in Kansas. Notice the white "Circle K" on the barn for "Kubin."