Just came across this. The information I have is the Kunkler/Konkler name came from the Alsace area. Sometimes held by France, sometimes by German. There was a branch that did live in Switzerland. Father Paul at the Monastary in Vina, CA has information on the Swiss connection.
I will have to go back through the info my Mother and Sister collected.Story I remember is that 4 brothers came to America and landed at Philadelphia. Believe it was in the late 1700's. When each was asked their name it was written down the way the person asking the question thought it sounded. So all 4 have different names shown.
I am relatively new to South Dakota (moved here in 2006) and find it interesting that other Konklers were here. Would enjoy learning more about them.
James Dennis Konkler