Cobban, Robert a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, September 10, 1824. He emigrated with his parents to Canada when seven years old, experienced conversion at the age of sixteen, and joined the Wesleyan Methodists, who soon after licensed him to preach. He removed to Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, in 1851, and in the same year entered the Wisconsin Conference. Failing health obliged him to locate in 1859, and he retired to his farm in Chippewa County. In 1860 he re-entered the effective service in the Northwest Wisconsin Conference, and after two years' labor was put upon the supernumerary list, in which relation he served on circuits until 1867, when he again entered the effective ranks, and continued zealous and faithful until his death, January 4, 1870. Mr. Cobban was prompt in every duty as a minister, and highly esteemed by all who knew him. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1870, page 251.