When John Kobel was born on 17 September 1852, in Hocking, Ohio, United States, his father, Abraham Coble, was 35 and his mother, Catharine Spoon, was 34. He married Clarissa Alice Jacobs on 2 March 1886, in Carroll, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Democrat Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States for about 50 years. He died on 21 April 1937, in Carroll, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Rossville, Ross Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States.
topographic name from Middle High German kobel ‘rock, gorge’.
habitational name from any of several places in eastern Germany (mainly in Silesia), e.g. Kobel, Kobeln, Koblau, which are named from Slavic kobyla ‘mare’.