The Kuchenbecker name originated near Kassel, Germany, and literally means little cake (coogan) baker. My gg grandfather Charles (Karl) Kuchenbecker was a refugee from the Revolution of 1848 who came to America after a brief stay in England, enlisted in the US army and rode a dangerous mail route for the Army between forts in the southwest. He also served two times in the Civil war, and never recovered physically from his exposure to the elements during his service. He died of consumption in New York City in 1885 leaving three children orphaned, one of which was my great grandmother Kitty (Katherine) who married Clarence French, and went to Bennington, NY
He was a newspaper reporter and editor, spoke several languages, and was acquainted with Carl Schurz, the German born Civil War general.
To my knowledge there are no descendents of Carl who bear the name Kuchenbecker, but I believe others of the same family immigrated to the Wisconsin area later on.