I've been searching around for ancestors on the web, and came across this site.I know that someone on my mom's side of the family did a fairly comprehensive go-back on the benney/kepler side of the family.I seem to remember the last name of Funk (not to mention Ruby May Cool, and Emma Flake) within that list, so hopefully if you're still involved here you will see this posting.
Anyway - my maternal grandfather's name was Douglas Kepler. He was in the airforce - stationed in Alaska around 1950 (myI don't know the middle name.He married Rena Benney, and they had 6 children: Henry, Lila, Grace, Christina, Doug, Kathy.From what I understand things get a bit confused because he was adopted by an aunt or an uncle or something like that....
I do aplogise if this seems all a bit vague, I'm just starting on this, and would certainly appreciate any help/pointers/anything on this!
I've always been told that we are direct descendents of Johanne Kepler, but I think that's just because my dad was very impressed that my mom had that last name.