B: was the daughter of Elizabeth Bollinger & William Ziock.
D: buried in Rockford, Ill.
M: Albert Voight
San Luis Obispo Co., Calif. Biographies
EUGENE D. RUBEL.—The ambitious nature of Eugene D. Rubel has found an outlet in his activities as proprietor of the Crescent Garage in Santa Maria, where he is proving the desirability of this part of California as a business center. A native of Germany, he was born in Niedersteffenbach, Rhine province, October 20, 1880, a son of Daniel and Charlotte (Brill) Rubel, both born and reared in Germany, who brought their family to the United States in 1886. On arrival, the family settled in Rockford, where the six children attended school. Both parents and the children are now deceased, with the exception of Eugene D.
When a lad of six- years, Eugene D. came with his parents to this country and attended the public schools in Rockford, afterwards going to work for Emerson Talcott & Co., manufacturers of agricultural implements in that city. Later he worked on various farms in Winnebago county, Ill., until coming to California in 1902.
He arrived in Santa Maria in 1905 and soon after organized. the Crescent Garage with the following officers: J. U. Stair, president ;
E: D. Rubel, vice-president ; G. H. Youngling, secretary ; C. W. Murdock, treasurer. The business was begun on a small scale and gradually grew in volume; and in five months after opening the establishment for business, Mr. Rubel began buying Up the stock owned by the other shareholders, and since March 1, 1914, has been sole proprietor. The business has grown rapidly, an extensive machine shop for doing all kinds of automobile and auto engine repairing is maintained, a general garage business is carried on and every department is equipped with the most modern appliances for facilitating the business.
Since its opening, too, the garage has been enlarged from time to time by four additions ; the last change made was the leasing of the A. H. Froom building where Mr. Rubel has installed a complete line of motor car parts and accessories, located his main office, and fitted up a modern waiting room for ladies in the space formerly taken up by his office. He is agent for the Vim truck, Dodge Bros. cars, Hudson and Buick, and has sold his share of motor cars throughout the valley. He has always been square in his dealings with the public, and strictly honest and just with his employes, who now number fifteen, all experienced workmen. His garage and machine shop at 201 to 209 South Broadway is a busy plant, covering half a block.
In 1910 Mr. Rubel was united in marriage with Miss Nellie Voight, daughter of the late Albert Voight, a prominent merchant of Nelson, Neb., her grandfather, 'William Ziock, also deceased, having been a wealthy manufacturer in Rockford, and one of the organizers of the Burson* Knitting
Works, and the Rockford Mitten Hosiery Co. Mrs. Rubel is a graduate of the Rockford College, and supplemented her education by three years of travel in Europe. She is a lady of many accomplishments and the mother of three bright and interesting children, Edward, Catherine and Dorothy. Mr. and Mrs. Rubes home on Cypress street is one of comfort and cheer. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, is a man of unquestioned integrity, makes and retains friends, and shows his public spirit by giving his support and co-operation to all movements for the betterment of the community.