2 No. 3 - June 1989
Jean Louis Lobsinger
is a rare photo of Jean Louis Lobsinger of Langatte, France, father
of "Count" Joseph, Michel and Antoine Lobsinger. The
photo was taken in St. Louis, MO., in the mid 1800s. We don't
know if Jean Louis was in Missouri on a visit, or if he had also
moved from France to the new world. Photo courtesy of Patricia
built by Count Joseph Lobsinger sometime prior to 1861, near Phillipsburg,
Ontario. The house was located by Leona (Lobsinger) Lang by folowing
leads from the census and an 1835 map. Current owners are Mr. and
Mrs. Ron Wettlaufer.
Joseph's Stone Home Found
an old 1835 map, copies of original land purchase documents from
the Canada Company, and information from the 1861 census, Leona
(Lobsinger) Lang, of Regina, SK., struck out on an adventure to
find the stone house built by Count Joseph Lobsinger.
and her son Tony followed highway 9 west from Waterloo through
St Agatha and Phillipsburg, following details of the old map.
Where highway 9 turns north, just west of Phillipsburg, they turned
south on a gravel road and got lost.
asking for directions from neighbors, they found they were just
one farm away from their goal. So they backtracked to the first
side road heading west and came right to the farm owned now by
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Wettlaufer.
Wettlaufers gave them a warm welcome and were quite excited to
meet a descendent of the original owner. They insisted that Leona
and Tony return the next day to meet Ron's parents Mr. and Mrs.
Alvin Wettlauter. Ron's mother had collected a Lobsinger story
for her "History of Phillipsburg," she said, but she
never thought she would ever meet one.
had a delightful visit," Leona remarked. And she warned the
Wetlaufers that if the details of the house were published in
the newsletter, they might be deluged with visitors. Mr. and Mrs.
Wettlaufer say everyone is welcome! (Brave souls)
house has been renovated over the years, and several windows have
been closed in. The house is on lot 3, concession 5, North Easthope
Township, Perth County, originally settled by Joseph in 1835.
The house itself wasbuilt in 1856, and Joseph sold the land and
the house to his youngest son George in 1868. George Lobsinger
sold the land and house to Fredrick Wettlaufer in 1878.
Wettlaufer is a great grandson of Fredrick. A few years ago, the
Wettlauters received a plaque certifying their farm as a "Century
Farm", - in the same family for more than 100 years.
yellow brick addition to the home serves as a retirement home,
built by the grandparents of the present owner. They transferred
the original cellar entrance from under the original wooden front
porch to one side of the house and constructed an outside entrance.
The present porch was then built. Thc house was renovated in 1975,
and is so high at the peak that masons had to use double scaffolds
to reach it. It is possible to stand upright in the attic.
is a small structure in front of the house that was once used
as a bakeoven. Only part of this remains. The house faces east.
A garage was added recently, and the brick "rctiremcnt home"
was covered with siding.
thc home has been modernized. Plaster originally covered the stone
on the inside, which made it very damp, and the walls are at least
18 inches thick. Part of the original interior has been preserved,
including one door, and the family room floor.
Wettlaufer calls his property Arrow Hill Farm, and he raises prize
winning Charolais and Limousin cattle. One wall in the kitchen
is filled with prize ribbons.
and Yvonne Lobsinger, Ketchener, ON., celebrated their 25th Wedding
Anniversay on Dec. 28, 1988. (House of Louis)
and Marion Lobsinger on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary,
September 1988 (House of Louis)
Paul Joseph Graduates From
JOSEPH Lobsinger, (right) son of Gordon and Yvonne Lobsinger of
Ketchener, ON., graduated from Alymer Police College in March
1988. He is presently on staff with the Strafford, ON., Police
Chuck Lobsinger Is Ontario Fire College Graduate
to Charles (Chuck) P. Lobsinger, who graduated from the Ontario
Fire College in Gravenhurst on July 8, 1988, with a diploma in
Fire Protection Technology.
his graduation was wife Marilee and sons, Kent and Kurtis. Chuck
is presently the Training Officer with the Mildmay-Carrick (On.)
Fire Department. (House of Peter)
Two Of Peter Lobsinger's Descendants
Heart Church in Mildmay ON., provided the setting for the wedding
uniting Linda Marie Ruetz and Timothy Shawne Moran. The wedding
took place on August 5, 1988 with Fr. Alex Kramer officiating.
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ruetz of Mildmay, and Tim
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moran of Walkerton, ON.
Linda Dosman of Mildmay, friend of the bride, was the matron of
honor. Bridesmaids were Carol Ruetz Sheila Ruetz, Marilyn Ruetz,
all sisters of the bride. Flower girls were Becky Moran, niece
of the groom and Julie Ruetz, niece of the bride.
Mike Moran of Walkerton, brother of the groom, was best man. Ushers
included Mr. Paul Beninger, brother in law of the bride, Mr. Richard
Berberich, friend of the groom and Larry Ruetz, brother of the
the bride and groom are descendants of Peter Lobsinger, he through
Peter's son Joseph L., and she through Peter's daughter Caroline.
(House of Peter)
Weiler Presented With
Teacher Recognition Award
Weiler, son in law of John and Dolores Schmidt, a mathematics
teacher at Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston, ON.,
has won a General Motors of Canada and Canadore College Excellent
Teacher Recognition award.
Weiler is able to translate what he teaches in class to where
it would be applied in the real world, dispelling the age-old
student cliché - I'll never need this after school!"
said Tim Nelson, the Canadore College (North Bay, ON.,) Helicopter
Flight Training student who nominated Weiler for the award. "I
don't think I ever left his class without learning something."
Excellent Teacher Recognition Program was initiated by Canadore
College to give its students the opportunity to acknowledge and
thank outstanding former high school teachers.
district Secondary School Principal Paul Rogers strongly endorsed
is a principal's delight to have on staff," he wrote. "His
enthusiasm and energy seem to be boundless. To see him teach a
class or coach a team is a most pleasurable experience because
his knowledge of the material, his interest in each of his students,
his warm sense of humor, and his high level of professionalism
are of such high caliber." (House of Peter)
Mildmay-Carrick (On.) Precision Skating Team, "The M-C Blue
Blades" includes Chyleen Lobsinger and Coach Marilee Lobsinger.
Other Lobsinger-related names on that one team include Joanne
Girodat, Brenda Meyer, Sheila Ruetz., and Lynda Kueneman. We're
not sure if they are all related, but their surnames are all intertwined
with Lobsinger lore. The members must all be 21 years or older
to participate in "The Masters" competition. The gals
made their public debut early in February at the Blue Star Interclub
in a guest role appearance. The team also competed at Mount Forest
and in a local Ice Revue. (House of Peter)
Lobsinger Was On The Big Bombing Raid
Over Hitler's Eagle's Nest Headquarters
13, 1945, Merritt (B.C.) Herald - Flt. Sgt. F.A. Lorne Lobsinger,
R.C.A.F., son of L. G. (Louie the Printer - last issue) of Merritt,
B.C., returned home on Saturday evening after being overseas for
a year. He is on leave prior to going into training as a volunteer
for service in the Pacific war against Japan.
Sgt. Lobsinger's record shows service attached to the Royal Air
Force, eighteen combat operational flights, and six mercy flights
work in the crew of Lancasters, with a personnel of seven, was
mid upper gunner, and with his companions he had three outstanding
he took part in the great historical attack on Duisburg, Germany.
Second, the plane he was in was one of 300 or more that sank the
great German battleship, Admiral Scheer, at the Kiel Canal. Third,
he had the memorable experience of being in a Lancaster that fired
bombs which scored direct hits on the S. S. Barracks in Adolf
Hitler's hide-out, the Bavarian village of Berchtesgaden, on April
to Lobsinger's day-to-day diary and clippings from the London
News Chronical pasted in his book, the distance from the English
base to Berchtesgaden was 1,900 miles, return trip, and total
flying time on the trip was 7 hours 35 minutes.
trip was undertaken in cloudless weather the whole way, and the
diary describes it as "the prettiest cruise we've yet been
scenery was magnificent, especially over German Alps."
plane in which Lobsinger was a gunner scored a direct hit on the
center of the S.S. barracks, and, the diary and press reports
go on, "Hitler's mountain refuge went up in huge billows
of smoke and dust."
the attack on Hitler's village, 364 aircraft took part, according
to the later announcements, and the story from the pilots to the
press at the time recorded, "If old ...(Hitler) was at home
we must have got him" and Lorne believes that "we must
have clipped some very high Nazi party leaders."
Brown, News Chronicle War Correspondent, flew in an R.A.F. plane
in the raid over Hitler's hide-out. He wrote on his return "besides
the 12,000 lb. bombs, hundreds of 1,000 Ib, high explosive bombs
rained down on the target... first more than 80 aircraft bombed
Hitler's house and the "Eagle's Nest"... then more than
200 Lancasters delivered another attack on the S.S. Barracks...
the men who manned the aircraft were experts a precision bombing."
Sgt. Lobsinger told The Herald that the Lancaster he was in bombed
from 18,000 feet up. "The S.S. Barracks", says a report,
"is in the Chalet grounds, capable of housing a strong force
of S.S. guards, picked, fanatical Nazis."
of the prettiest and deadliest sights was the bombing and sinking
of the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer, sister ship of
the Graf Spee, and Lobsinger's diary has a photograph of it upside
down in Kiel dockyard.
had been driven to Kiel when Gdynia was first threatened by the
600 aircraft of Bomber Command attacked Kiel, reported the London
News Cronicle, of April 10th. And in his diary, Lobsinger wrote
"the most fascinating thing was the flaming onions, night
flak... it was difficult to keep our glimmers off it... it came
up slowly mostly colored red and in strings until it burst. "He
goes on, "when we got there we saw our target brightly lit
and hundreds of searchlights were stabbing at us. Some blokes
were plaster with flak."
rather remarkable thing about the life of the airman is that when
he is out on "ops" he visits many places by air only.
Lobsinger included Heligoland, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria,
and other countries in his trips, but not once has he stepped
on the soil of these lands.
later clipping chronicled some of Loren Lobsinger's other missions:
Sgt. F. A. L. (Lorne) Lobsinger, son of L.G. Lobsinger, Herald
printer, who was recently dropping bombs over Dortmund and Essen,
is now dropping food on Holland to save the lives of starving
Dutch people, according to a letter mailed May 4 and received
May 9 by his father, here. Lorne is with the R.C.A.F.
was on the first trip and have been going steadily since. It is
something new to be welcomed at the target. Instead of killing
we are saving thousands of lives. If you could see what we see
as we roar over the housetops dropping tons of food it would touch
you more than anything ever did. Poor, starving people, running
out in the roads, waving almost hysterically, shouting and flourishing
flags of greeting. I can't describe it, it's so great. The
people seem to go completely mad with excitement, and we are excited,
too, to think of what it means to them. We can see the Germans
there standing behind their guns. They could easily slaughter
us if they opened fire, but a truce was called for this work...
is the most beautiful country I have seen, the people seem very
tidy, their cities are beautiful and their homes are modern and
Branches On The Family Tree
Ross Lobsinger arrived Tuesday, February 21, 1989 at 8:08 am weighing
7 lbs 2 oz. He was 19 1/2 inches long.
is the second son of James Ross Lobsinger and Kathleen Kimball
(Roberts) Lobsinger of Peoria, AZ. He has an older brother, James
are John Ross and Catherine Marie (Davis) Lobsinger of Lake Worth,
and Dan Moran are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter,
Deirdre Anne Moran, born Tuesday, March 7, 1989 at the Peter Loughleed
Center of the Calgary General Hospital, weighing 7 Ibs. 11 oz.
First Grandchild for Harley and Bernice Schmalz and 11th grandchild
for Joe and Marie (Lobsinger) Moran of Walkerton, ON. (House of
Michael Weiler weighed in al 7 Ibs 11 oz on March 23. He is the
14th grandchild of John and Dolores (Lobsinger) Schmidt of Mildmay,
are Lauralea Marie and Brian Weiler of Palmerston, On. Kevin has
a sister Kerri Lynn.
Lynn Lobsinger was born April 28,1989 at 8:43 pm, weighing 7 Ibs
7.5 oz and was 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Patrick
Leo and Susie (Free) Lobsinger, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Ross Lobsinger of Lake Worth, Fla.
in Carlsruhe 1900 to 1916...
Dad, John Lobsinger, had 2 acres of land on which he grew an unbelievable
array of items such as potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, mangoes, rutabagas,
rhubarb, licorice, peppermint, gooseberries, red and black raspberries,
radishes, horse radish, cabbage, cauliflower, sun flowers, strawberries,
corn, leeks, celery, garlic, and onions.
had ten apple trees, one pear tree, green Gage plums, hops ten
feet high, and cherries. There were pears and plums on the same
tree as Dad grafted branches from one tree to another. We had
Rusty Coat and King, and Snow apples. You don't see them anymore.
We had no electricity, but an outdoor outhouse.
cooked apple butter out doors, after she had an apple bee the
night before. We had garter snakes which we were not allowed to
kill because they ate the insects in the garden. Dad buried a
lot of apples in boxes 2 ft. below ground, so we had good apples
all winter. Dad and I cooked maple syrup in John Montags bush
(?) for 50/ 50. We got six gallons and he got 6. John Hesch butchered
one steer a week for the beef ring and farmers took turns providing
the steer so everyone could have fresh meat.
Post Office had a Telecon Ticker to send messages to the village
in Morse code. (House of Louis)
Louise Kretsch of Elbow, SK., age 66, passed away suddenly on
Saturday, February 18,1989. Esther is survived by her loving family:
husband Clarence, children Bernice (Earl) Knaus of Saskatoon,
Louise (Walter) Shaw of Groundbirch, B.C., Eileen (Orville) Ward
of Elbow, Carol (John) Froese of Elbow, Janice (Duncan) Campbell
of Plumas, Man., Joe (Diana) Kretsch of Elbow, Karen Kretsch of
Edmonton, and Rodney Kretsch of Elbow; 16 grandchildren, and eight
great-grandchildren; father, Otto Schau of Moose Jaw; 11 brothers
and sisters; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Esther was predeceased by her mother Emily, and one sister. The
funeral service was held on Wednesday, February 22,1989 with the
Rev. Robert Meintzer and Rev. Joan
officiating. Interment family plot, Elbow Civic Cemetery Elbow,
Sk. (House of Louis)
Lobsinger, died at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, February
7, 1989, beloved wife of Michael J. Lobsinger, mother of Helen
Bannon, Stratford; Elmer Lobsinger and wife Maureen of Hamilton,
Bernice and husband Leonard Maslen of Lucan; Harold Lobsinger
and wife Lois and Rita and husband Harry Mogk, all of Stratford.
Also survived by one brother, thirty grandchildren and thirty-one
great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son, a son-in-law and a
brother. Funeral Mass was at Immaculate Conception Church, Stratford,
Friday, with burial in Avondale Cemetery following. (House of
One Of First To Benefit From New Surgery
Unknown (c1954) Sarnia, Ont. (CP) - A Detroit heart specialist
waited eight years for medical science to discover a remedy for
the heart ailment that afflicted pretty Marie Lobsinger.
for the first time, Marie, 8, has a heart that beats normally.
about a month ago the blue-eyed daughter of Dr. L.W. Lobsinger,
a Sarnia veterinarian, was destined for an early death because
of a congenital heart condition called infundibular stenosis.
Her heart had to beat four times faster than usual to give normal
circulation to the lungs.
blockage at the right side of the heart meant an additional burden
was placed on the other (side) and would in time result in serious
damage to the left side.
was born with the heart condition and had been a patient of Dr.
F.D. Dodrill since she was seven years old. At each semi annual
visit he told her parents that medical science had not yet perfected
surgery to cure the ailment.
about six months ago, Dr. Dodrill told them there was a new technique,
known as "hypothermia" which could effect a cure or
great improvement. He said chances of recovery were 50-50.
Dr. Dodrill detected an enlargement of the vital organ, Marie's
parents decided to agree to the operation before too much damage
4 1/2 hours in the operating room at Detroit's Harper Hospital,
Dr. Dodrill emerged and told Dr. and Mrs. Lobsinger the operation
on their daughter was a success.
now is a normal, healthy child and she's been promised she can
return to school after the new year.
operation is not in the miracle category," says Dr. Dodrill.
"We are performing a great many of them, although Marie's
is the first in Sarnia."
Marie is now a doctor herself, in charge of a cancer clinic in
Ottawa. Her husband is Dr. William Dafoe, a member of the cardiac
team for heart surgery and transplants in Ottawa. They have two
children, Allan Leonard, and Joanna Marie. Dr. Leonard W. Lobsinger,
DVM, still lives in Sarnia. This Canadian Press Service release
was published in a Regina, SK, newspaper and sent to us by James
E. Lobsinger of Calgary, AB. (House of Peter)
The Mail Bag
Dolores Tschichart, Ferndale, MI., sent us a nice letter and a
couple of pictures of the children of Petronella (Nellie) Ann
Lobsinger Tschirhart of whom she is one. Petronella, a great granddaughter
of Count Joseph, married Felix Ignatious (Nathan) Tschirhart,
who was a widower with 7 children. Then they had 10 more children
of their own. That is a family! (House of Louis)
and Mrs. William J. Lobsinger, Waterloo, ON., spent a couple of
weeks in Hawaii during March. They probably deserved the vacation
after all of their kids and grandkids were home for Christmas.
And then they celebrated 4 birthdays in February, besides hosting
their annual "February Blahs" party. That sounds like
a real good idea! Everybody gets the blahs in February and one
excuse for a party is as good as another, don't you think? (House
Beatrice Schnarr, C.S.J. Guelph, ON., ordered two subscriptions
to "Lobsingers." One for herself, and one for her brother
Laverne F. Schnarr, Burnaby, B.C. Both are children of Anna Mae
Lobsinger and Herbert Edward Schnarr. The Schnarr clan is quite
large, Sister Beatrice has 5 siblings, and a whole mess of nieces
and nephews, and great - nieces and nephews. Sister Beatrice is
a Hospital Administrator with the Sisters of St. Joseph. (House
Lobsinger has relocated from Dallas, Tx., to Memphis, TN., and
sent a note to let us know his new address. He says, "I show
the newsletter to my friends and they are very impressed by the
pride we have in our family name." (House of Michael)
James 11. Wise, M.D., Oklahoma City, OK., has spent considerable
time this past year traveling to third world countries to teach
eye - surgery techniques. Dr. Wise perfected the argon laser treatment
for glaucoma, and served as head of the Dean A. McGee Eye Clinic
in Oklahoma City before returning to private practice. This information
comes to us from his father Paul Wise of Stillwater, OK., who
is a banker with the Stillwater (Oklahoma) National Bank. They
are descendants of Paul Lobsinger, a son of Count Joseph. (House
(Laughlin) Lobsinger of Matachewan, Ontario, (P.O. Box 191) P0K
lM0, writes to inquire if there are any Lobsingers with hereditary
eye problems. Her husband is Pastor John Walter Lobsinger, who
suffers from tunnel vision and night blindness. Doctors think
it might be retinitis pigmentosa, she says. Others tell her the
problems were caused during infancy as complications of pneumonia.
John is registered with the Canadian National Institute of the
Blind. Carolyn would be interested in visiting with anyone with
similar problems... or solutions. (See above note). Carolyn and
John are the parents of two children, Cory John Lobsinger, age
15 and Jeffrey Lee Lobsinger, age 13. (House of Peter)
and informative letter arrived from James E. Lobsinger, Calgary,
AB., He is the son of Leo A. and Martha Winnifred Smith Lobsinger.
Hc is Leona (Lobsinger) Lang's brother. Jim is married to Loretta
Frances Obrigcwitsch who is one of the few people in the world
who received a shorter last name by marrying a Lobsinger! She
is a secretary with a real estate firm, and he is retired after
a career with several oil companies and Revenue Canada. Jim was
to undergo heart surgery February 19. We hope his recovery has
been swift. He also sent a copy of the clipping about Marie Lobsinger,
now Marie Dafoe, of Ottawa. (House of Peter)
Elmo Lobsinger and wife Allean have been spending the winter months
in sunny Apache Junction, Arizona. But he reports that it hasn't
been all that sunny or warm there this year. Harold's brother
Dale Leeland Lobsinger also dropped us a nice letter. On the family
chart of Antoine Jean Michel (last issue), we accidentally left
out part of the family. Dale and Harold's dad, Elmo Anton Lobsinger,
had a brother named Leeland Stanford Lobsinger (except he didn't
like the Stanford part and went by Samuel instead). Anyway, Leeland
Stanford or Samuel, had a daughter Lila (now Lila [Lobsinger]
Schmidt of High Ridge, MO.,) Lila has a couple of kids, now, too:
Jenny Lee Schmidt, and Theodore John Schmidt, Jr. Lila also sent
us a letter correcting the error, and she also gave us a new lead
onto some of the other descendants of Antoine Jean Michel Lobsinger...
the McNamee family. Anyway, we sent corrected charts to all of
them. Sorry. It's hard enough trying to get everybody located,
without leaving them off once they've been found. (House of Antoine)
(Lobsinger) Carr, Mammoth Lakes, CA., sent us a new address for
her cousin Craig Lobsinger of Midland, MI. We're still trying
to fit the pieces together on all of the Swiss Lobsinger family
fragments... so far without much luck. Maybe more later... (Swiss
Anthony and Yvonne (Lankowski) Lobsinger celebrated their 25th
Wedding Anniversary on December 28, 1988. They are from Kitchener,
ON., and have four children, Paul, who is a police officer; Daniel,
who is a seminarian; Maureen, and Kevin. Gordon is the son of
Edmund John Lobsinger and Annabelle Denomme of the House of Louis.
Julietta McIntee of Pincher Creek dropped us a note to say she
enjoyed finding the photos of her parents in the last issue. She
is a daughter of Johannnes Francis Xavier and Christina (Westenhoefer)
Lobsinger. (House of Louis)
but no letter from Richard Tschirhart of Detroit, MI. Richard
is researching the Tschirhart family. We're happy to have him
on the mailing list.
Theodore (Ted) Eugene Franklin, DVM, of Bryan, TX., sent us a
long and informative letter about the Franklin branch of the family.
He is one of the grandsons of Paul Lobsinger and Katharina (Otto)
Lobsinger who settled in Braman, Oklahoma. Paul was one of the
sons of Count Joseph Lobsinger.
Franklin's father, Oliver Morris Franklin, DVM, discovered the
cure for Blackleg, a cattle disease. He went on to found the Franklin
Serum Company, which is now Franklin Laboratories owned by American
Home Products and operated by the Ft. Dodge Laboratories of Ft.
Dodge, Iowa. The original plant in Amarillo, TX., is still in
operation. Later this summer Sunflower Press in Manhattan, KS.,
will complete publication of a book on the life of Dr. Oliver
Franklin also sent us missing information on a lot of the other
descendants of Paul Lobsinger that have been very hard to come
by. (House of Paul)
P. Lobsinger of Belleville, IL., sent us a check, which we appreciate.
Alvin is one of the few descendants of Michel Lobsinger (see chart)
that we've been able to round up. Would like to hear from more
of you in the Belleville area. (House of Michel)
and Dolores Schmidt of Mildmay, ON., are on their more or less
annual trek around the continent. We received a Ietter from them
in early March from California. They were heading up to British
Columbia next, and had just spent some time in Florida and Nevada.
But they didn't make it to Oklahoma this time. (House of Peter)
C. Lobsinger of Hamilton, ON., son of Michael and Emily Lobsinger,
wrote us with a sad note. His parents were featured in the last
newsletter after celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary. Now
he reports that his mother died peacefully on February 7, 1989,
with all her family around her. (House of Louis)
(Lobsinger) Bartolome, Mission, B.C., the first daughter of Louis
the Printer featured in the last newsletter, wrote to give us
names and addresses of her children and grandchildren so they
can get the next one. "I'm going to show (the last one) to
all of my family members when I see them. They all live in different
parts of the country." She adds that after her mother died,
and her father moved to the west, she was raised by her grandmother
until Louis remarried. We had her being raised in a French Canadian
shelter... from a newspaper clip we had received, which wasn't
entirely accurate. (House of George)
family of Michael and Paula Schnarr, Elk Grove, Ca, sent their
greetings to the clan. Michael is as son of Reuben and Anne Schnarr
of Ahwahnee, Ca. He is a Ranger and Fire Instructor at the California
Fire Academy. Surprising how many firemen there are and have been
in the Lobsinger family. Michael and Paula have two daughters,
Tara, who married Eric Walton in April 1988, and Tiffany, a high
school sophomore on the gymnastic team. (House of Louis)
Leonard W. Lobsinger, DVM, Sarnia, On., dropped a note and a clipping
from Guelph, On., where about 50 nests of Canada geese were about
to be displaced by a developer's bulldozer. Oklahoma Wildlife
officials were in the area looking for eggs, and so the nests
were saved and the chicks are now Oklahoma geese with Canadian
ancestors. Kinda like the old Oklahoma geezer who writes this
newsletter. (House of Peter)
Kretsch, of Elbow, Sk., sent us a nice long letter and a more
than generous donation to the postage fund. Florence turned 94
in May, and writes a very good letter. Her sister Agnes is 97,
Edwin is 92, Clarence is 88, and Irwin is 83. They are all children
of John Lobsinger, son of Louis, son of Count Joseph. A couple
of issues back, we ran her family picture in the newsletter. She
and husband Peter raised 8 boys and 2 girls. Florence has a fondness
for horses that also seems to be a trait of many branches of the
family. She is also a poet, and on occasion her writing has appeared
in her brother Irwin's (Lobby) newspaper column in the Walkerton
paper. She tells a cute story on her brother Clarence... Clarence
was balking about saying his prayers once, and she told him that
if he didn't say his prayers, he couldn't go to heaven. "I
don't want to go to heaven," replied little Clarence, "I
want to go where daddy goes." Florence now has 62 grand and
great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren. (House of
(Lobsinger) Kennedy, Wahpeton, N.D., has written us a couple of
times, providing information on her branch of the family. She
is the daughter of Rollin and Amanda (Stroh) Lobsinger of the
House of George. Sent us a family photo, too, which I hope we
letter arrived from Helen (Lobsinger) Bannon, daughter of Michael
Joseph and Ameline (Craig) Lobsinger. Nice to have her on the
mailing list. (House of Louis)
(Barney the wrestler) and Marion Lobsinger, Windsor, On., sent
us a picture and some more clips of his interesting career. Says
he would be happy to hear from any of the Louis Lobsinger clan,
and his address is 150 Park St. W., Apt. 1401, Windsor, On., N9A
7A2. So drop Barney a line and get caught up. (House of Louis)
Delaney, Waterville, OH, asked us to add her to the mailing list,
which we did. She is the daughter of Joan (Lobsinger) Luciani
of the House of Louis.
E. Lobsinger of Kissimmee, Fla dropped us a package of information,
including a family picture which is in here somewhere, and for
which we thank him. (House of Peter)
C. (Lobsinger) Margrett of Brantford, ON., wrote of the recent
visit of her brother, Bishop Thomas J. Lobsinger, Whitehorse,
YT. He spent two weeks in Brantford, and was invited to confirm
children in the Hamilton region as well as Mount Forest near Ayton
where they were all born. She says he enjoyed the visit with all
the friends and relatives, and managed to get in a little euchre
while he was at it. (House of Louis)
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