Strange Origins of Wisconsin Place Names
Cuba City, for example, was originally named Yuba -- from "You b'damned" -- after a dispute between two early settlers who platted it out differently. This was later changed to Cuba for the sake of politeness, which evolved into Cuba City.
Unfortunately, I did not find the origins of Wisconsin village named for one of my own ancestors. Legend has it that there was a dispute raging in the small village. Johann Marx, my great-great-grandfather, supposedly eased tensions by setting up a keg of beer in the center of town. The village, thereafter, became known as Marxville. Only in Wisconsin.