I have long sought for the connection to the Iowa & Illinois Ubbens. We are all related. The Ubben surname is quite common in Germany.
If you are researching ancestors from Germany, take a look at the Don Ubben Website at http://www.access-one.com/duzbruder .... available in German at Google.de (Don Ubben Abstammung) Don Ubben’s 2nd greats are: Ubben, Meiners/Meinderts, Harmens, Lüken, Hömm, Schoon, Janssen, Willms, Koch, Hinrichs, Buhr, Bruns, Fockenga, Harms.... descendants of the same, as well as some pictures & biographies. Individuals marked with red dots are direct fore-fathers…. many clickables. For further generations or to exchange genealogical information e-mail me at Draufganger@access-one.com