Kobler, John, an early Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Culpepper Co., Va., Aug. 29,1768; was converted in 1787; entered the itinerancy in 1789; volunteered as missionary to the North-western Territory and for eighteen years labored with great success in that vast and varied field. In 1809 his health obliged him to locate, but he labored as his strength permitted till his death. In 1839 the Baltimore Conference, unsolicited, placed his name on its list as a superannuate. The remainder of his life was spent with great usefulness at Fredericksburg, Va., where he died July 26,1843, full of years and honored labors. — Minutes of Conf. 3:465.