George Kuebler was born In Louisville, Kentucky, in 1855. He moved to Chicago to take up the trade of barber. He came to Palatine in 1874 where he was a barber for 55 years. he married Louise Gieseke in 1884 and they had two children. George’s shop was said to be a social center for the local men. The shop was in the current Lamplighter’s building. Stories and jokes were often passed around there. George would invite young men into his shop for their first shave free. In 1908, George held the bowling record for the village of Palatine. He died in 1929.