2 No. 4 - September 1989 to March 1990
Into The Past...
Herald, Walkerton, ON., Sept. 5, 1892:
Lobsinger, Reeve of Carrick, celebrated his silver wedding anniversary
on Saturday last, by inviting a host of his friends to a party
in his spacious grounds. There were from 150 to 200 sat down to
a sumptuous repast. The place was hung with Chinese lanterns and
presented a fine appearance. Father Wey spoke in German congratulating
Mr. and Mrs. Lobsinger on the happy occasion. Miss Lobsinger also
gave a poetical address in German, every verse of which included
the name of one of the children. Photographer Mulholland of this
town was on hand and took a photographic view of the gathering.
(House of George)
in Maple Ridge: - I think this is the big group photo you have
a copy of, with everybody on the church steps)
Herald, Jan. 2,1896:
Joseph A. Lobsinger, brother to our popular councilor, is visiting
friends after an absence of four years. He comes from Langton,
Dak., where he holds a lucrative situation with the East Grand
Fork's Brewing Company as traveling agent, and we believe he is
big enough to hold down the job in every shape and form. He is
a genial generous, good fellow, and we hope his stay with us may
be pleasant. (Probably House of Joseph)
Herald, Oct. 8,1896:
11 o'clock on Sunday night Mr. Jos. Lobsinger was aroused from
his slumber by the smell of smoke and by the time he arrived at
the seat of the blaze in the kitchen he was none too soon. The
one corner of the room was all ablaze.
aroused the neighbors and the fire bell was sounded and the Co.
appeared on the scene but by the time they arrived their services
were not required.
fire had been put out by the application of water in the hands
of men who knew how to handle a pail. The damage to the house
is not much but the family lost a large quantity of clothes among
which was a new suit of Mr. Lobsinger's. The fire originated in
the wood box but how is a mystery. (Don't know which House this
Joseph belongs to)
Herald, Thursday, Apr. 30th, 1903:
R. Lobsinger (Probably Reinhard, see below) and family have moved
here from Neustadt. We are sorry that Mr. L is still to sickly
to work Miss Salome Lobsinger, his niece, too, is confined to
her bed. We wish both a speedy recovery. (Probably House of Peter)
Herald, Thursday, May 7, 1903:
L. Lobsinger sold her engine, boiler, etc., to the firm Hahn and
Schaefer of Ayton for $300. The whole outfit was moved last Thursday.
If things go on like this a little longer there will soon be very
little remaining in our burg, and as for a steam whistle we must
content ourselves without any until the threshers make their rounds
in the fall. (Probably House of Louis)
Herald, Thursday, June 18, 1903:
noon on Wednesday of last week Albert Lobsinger, freeman at Leslie
Bros. factory met with an accident which terminated in his death
on Monday. He was on top of the boiler fixing the safety valve
when he slipped and falling off, struck the steam pipe on his
side. He suffered till Monday when an operation showed that the
bowel had burst, and death ensued.
was 31 years of age and leaves a young wife but no children to
mourn his loss. He has been working for Leslie Bros. over two
years, and before that was at Martin Bros. 'He was born in Carrick
and was a son of the late Peter. Lobsinger. His mother and several
brothers survive him. He was a quiet living, respectable man well
thought of by his employers and all who knew him. The funeral
on Tuesday afternoon was to the new R.C. cemetery and was conducted
by Rev. Dean O'Connell. The widow and other relatives have the
sympathy of the community in their sorrow-Mount Forest Representative.
(House of Peter)
Herald, Thursday, June 2, 1904:
suffering some years from dread consumption, there passed to a
better land our poor citizen, Reinhard Lobsinger last week on
Wednesday, and interment took place Friday, in presence of a large
concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. Rev. F. Gel, a cousin
of the deceased, conducted the obsequies and the eight surviving-
brothers acted as pall-bearers. The deceased was but a trifle
over 34 years old. He leaves a sorrowing widow, a young daughter,
an aged widowed mother, 8 brothers, three sisters, and a large
circle of other relations to mourn his untimely end. (House of
Herald and Times, May 10, 1923:
Levi Good, the well-known horseman of Culross, received a wire
on Sunday morning conveying the sad message that his only surviving
sister, Mrs. Simon Lobsinger, had died suddenly in Detroit on
Saturday at noon. The deceased whose maiden name was Polly Good,
attended the Enniskillen School. She was 52 years old at her death,
and leaves a husband and grown up family of three daughters and
one son. They resided in Culross for about five years, prior to
moving to Michigan thirty five years ago. Mr. Lobsinger has been
working in the Ford auto works for the past fifteen years. Mr.
Good kit on Monday morning to attend the funeral at Detroit. (House
Herald and Times, June 14, 1923:
Peter Lobsinger passed away on Monday morning after a few months'
suffering from malignant trouble which the best medical skill
and good nursing could not check.
deceased, who is 51 yews of age is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Spahr of Linwood and was a resident of this place since her marriage,
21 years ago where she made many warm friends.
is survived by her bereaved husband, one son and one daughter,
Cletus, telegraph operator of Ypslantis, MI., and Emma at home
besides her aged parents, three brothers and three sisters, Messers.
John of Goderich, Sam of Linwood and Ed in the west, Mrs. Berlett
of Kitchener, Mrs. Fish and Mrs. Wm. Collins of Linwood, all who
have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. The funeral
took place this Thursday morning to the R.C. Church and cemetery.
(House of Peter)
Herald, Feb. 17, 1927
The death of Mrs. Catharine Lobsinger, wife of the late Louis
Lobsinger, took place here on Tuesday morning at the age of 88
years and 7 months. Her maiden name was Catherine Gehl. The late
Mrs. Lobsinger leaves 16 children, 75 grandchildren and 67 great
grandchildren. A brother, Mr. Reinhart Gehl of Kitchener and one
sister, Mrs. Peter Girodat of here, also survive.
children are as follows: Anthony and Frank of Hanover, John of
Walkerton, Louis of St. Clemens, Xavier of Ayton, Henry and Joseph
at home, (Catherine) Mrs. Fornwald of Sask., (Josephine) Mrs.
Jos. Brenner of Linwood, (Lizzie) Mrs. John Kuntz and (Carrie)
Mrs. Jos. Waechter of St. Clemens, (Clara) Mrs. Peter Luntz of
husband and three sons predeceased her some years ago. The funeral
took place here on Thursday morning at 9:30. The pall bearers
were six sons, and the cross bearer was the youngest son of the
deceased. She was a highly respected lady and loved by all who
knew her. (House of Louis)
Herald, June 6,1929:
of Mrs. Peter Lobsinger will be pleased to learn that she has
sufficiently recuperated after her recent operation at St. Michael's
Hospital, Toronto, to be able to come home on Wednesday of this
week (Don't know which Peter she belongs to. House Unknown)
Herald, Sept. 5, 1929:
flowers were the outstanding decorations at the reunion of the
family of Mr. and Mrs. John Lobsinger of this town. Sons and daughters
from Detroit, as well as from various parts of Ontario were present
at this pleasant event which was held on Sunday, Sept. 1st. This
is the first time in the history of the Lobsinger family that
such an event occurred, when, besides the family, cousins and
friends joined to make the occasion the most enjoyable of any
held in the past Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. John Lobsinger
and Mrs. P. McGarrity of town; Miss Agnes Lobsinger of Caledonia,
Mrs. J. Durst and daughter, Bernice, Mrssers. Clearance, David,
Norman, and Erwin (sic) Lobsinger and Beatrice and Elmer Kretsch,
all of Detroit; Cecelia Tschirhart of Windsor; Mrs. Jos. Lobsinger
of Mildmay, Alex Lobsinger and wife and Phil Lobsinger and wife
of Detroit; Frank and Peter M. Lobsinger and wives and Misses
Rita and Emilia Lobsinger, all of Mildmay; Mrs. Peter Lobsinger
and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bohnart and daughters of Hanover; Mrs. M.
O'Hara and son, Earl, of Detroit Mrs. P. Perry and daughters,
Miss Annetta Smith and Miss Eleanor Wagner and Mr. Joe Anstett,
wife and son, Frank, all of Detroit; Mr. Philip Anstett of Walkerville,
Mr. and Mrs. George Ernewein of town, Mr. Geo. Gebhart of Detroit;
Alfred, Sylvester and Olive Kretsch of Carlsruhe, John Spielmacher
of Kitchener; Mr. Hoeltzley of Carrick; Clearance, Coletta and
Pauline Poechman of Carlsruhe; Miss Mary Beckberger of Hamilton;
Miss Laverne Yaeck of Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Markel and daughter,
Agnes of Galt. (Probably House of Louis)
above clippings have been collected by Gerald and Helen Kieffer,
to whom we are indebted.
J. Lobsinger, son of Antoine Lobsinger, one of the original three
Lobsinger brothrs from Langatte, France, is shown here with his
grand children Harold, Dale, and Lucille. Photo was taken about
1913 in St. Louis area. Sent courtesy of Harold Elmo Lobsinger,
now a resident of Denver, Co.
Louis J. Lobsinger is shown with his grandkids fishing in the
Mississippi River near Hannabal, Mo. Shown playing Tom Sawyer
are Lucille, Dale, and Harold. Photo courtesy of Harold Elmo Lobsinger.
Branches On The Family Tree
Gerald Rager arrived on June 6,1989. He is the son of Glenn and
Alicia Jane (Lobsinger) Rager of Burlington, IA., Benjamen weighed
in at 8 lbs, 5 oz and was 20.5 inches long, and he has a 2 year
old brother Mark Alan. He is the grandson of William and Joyce
Lobsinger of Lindon, UT (formerly of Omaha, NB). (House of George)
and Judy (Lobsinger) Wolfe announce the arrival of their third
child, Joel William Wolfe, born May 17, 1989 and weighing 9 lbs,
10 ozs. Joel joins Lee, age 3 and Kari, age 18 months. He is the
grandson of William and Joyce Lobsinger of Lindon, UT. (House
Josephine Lobsinger and Nicole Lynn Lobsinger
and Evelyn Lobsinger announce the arrival of 2 new granddaughters,
bringing the total grandchild count to an even dozen.
Josephine Lobsinger was born to David end Tara Lobsinger of Smith's
Falls, ON., on June 30, l988. David and Tara have 2 other daughters,
Ashley Nadine who is 7 years old and Katherine Rebecca, who will
be six in October.
Lynn Lobsinger was born to Michael and Rose-Ann Lobsinger of Waterloo,
ON., on April 29,1989. Nicole is their first child. (House of
Suzanne Lobsinger Dr. William (Bill) and Sheila Lobsinger
announce the birth of another grand child. Claire Suzanne Lobsinger
was born November 21, 1989 to Drs. Tom and Bernie Lobsinger, Orillia,
ON., Claire is a sister for Peter, age 2. (House of Peter)
and Eileen Lobsinger of Waterloo, ON., are pleased to announce
the graduation of their son, Wayne, from the University of Waterloo
(St. Jerome's College) on May 25, 1989.
received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He was a graduate from Waterloo
collegiate institute, Waterloo and is presently studying at St.
Peter's Seminary in London., ON. Congratulations, Wayne, also
for making the Dean's Honor Roll at the University of Western
Ontario for 1989. (House of Louis)
Lobsinger Gets Thrown Out Of Jail
the Regina Leader Post Dec. 8, 1989
On., (CP) - Leo Lobsinger says his butt is still hurting, but
it's his pride that really took a beating over spending a night
in jail because of an unpaid parking ticket.
74, a retired auto worker, says he can't believe he was taken
to the Barrie Jail, 64 kilometers away, last week because he didn't
pay a $31 fine for a parking violation last summer.
said jail guards kicked his behind and "broke my tailbone"
when he refused to leave his cell the next day. He said he couldn't
leave because he had no ride home in the bad weather.
wouldn't treat my dogs the way they treated me," Lobsinger
Police Staff Sgt. Bill Pumputis said Lobsinger had sufficient
time to pay the fine and noted his complaint is the subject of
an internal review.
incident began last Monday morning when two provincial police
officers arrived at his secluded farm and demanded he pay $31
or go to jail.
told them I didn't have a cent on me and could they come back
another day," said Lobsinger, a widower who lives alone.
"They said in that case they'd have to take me to jail."
took five officers to remove him from the cell the next day and
during the struggle he was kicked in the behind, Lobsinger said.
of ??? Anybody know which family this spunky fellow belongs to?)
funeral for Irene Lobsinger, 80, Jamestown, N.D. was held at 11
am Friday (exact date unknown- 1989) in the Basilica of St. James,
Jamestown. She died Monday at Hi Acres Manor Nursing Center.
was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Fargo. A prayer service was held in
Eddy Funeral Chapel at 7 pm Thursday. Mrs. Lobsinger was a charter
member of Telephone Pioneers. She was born Oct. 20, 1908 at New
Salem, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walker. She received
her education in North Dakota and South Dakota schools. On March
5, 1932, she married William G. Lobsinger at Mandan.
lived in various North Dakota communities. He died in 1959. She
moved to Jamestown in 1986.
include three sons, William George Lobsinger, Jr., Ogden, Utah,
Jerome M. Lobsinger, Minot, and James J. Lobsinger, Jamestown,
one sister, Mrs. Bernice Hitchcock, Lemmon, S.D.; 11 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and several
brothers and sisters. (House of George)
J. Kuneman of Hanover died at Hanover and District Hospital, Hanover,
on Tuesday, August 22, 1989. he was 84.
by his wife, the former Beata Misch; one son, Michael and his
wife Judy of Hanover, two daughters, Maxine and her husband Harold
Dosman of Hanover and Patricia and her husband John McNab of Edmonton;
Shelby, Steven, Brian, David, Thomas and Janice; great-grandchildren
Mark and Kercelyn; sisters, Pauline (Mrs. Art McCorry) of Hanover,
Doretta (Mrs. Herb Spitzig) and Venetta (Mrs. Eugene Weaver) both
of Walkerton, and Henrietta (Mrs. Sylvester Kroetsch) of Hanover.
by his parents, Joseph and Caroline Lobsinger Kueneman; brothers
Eugene and Albert and sisters Florence Preiss and Mary Meyer.
received friends at the Mighton funeral Home, Hanover. Mass of
Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Family Church, Hanover,
Friday, August 25,1989. Interment Holy Family Cemetery. Knights
of Columbus rosary was held at the funeral home Thursday evening,
followed by parish prayers.
donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
(House of Peter)
Harold Lobsinger of Denver, comes the wording of an obituary notice
of his grandfather's death many years ago. It reads:
Entered into rest Saturday, April 19, 1924 3 pm, Louis J. Lobsinger,
dear father of Elmo and Leland Lobsinger, son of the late Antoine
and Margaretha Lobsinger our brother, brother-in-law, and uncle.
Funeral from Hoffmaster Parlors 5624 South Comton Ave., Tuesday
April 22, 1924 at 8:30 am to SS Mary and Joseph's Church thence
to Mount Olive Cemetery. Private. (House of Antoine)
Where Have We Been For The Last Year?
been about a year since we first found out that a para-military,
mind control cult was attempting to move on to a closed-down Indian
school a few miles north of Newkirk. Our little weekly newspaper
first broke the story and warned our people. Since then;-we've
made some progress, and had some setbacks. But it has not been
a dull, ordinary year.
of the things we haven't been able to do is spend the time necessary
to get out this newsletter as often as we would have liked. We
appreciate your patience.
you are interested in the full story, please visit
The Mail Bag
J. Lobsinger of Hanover, ON., wrote a short note. He's still recovering
from a "little" stroke from awhile back, and says his
daughter Doreen will write and tell of the family picnic held
in June. (House of Peter)
sister, Mary Ann (Lobsinger) Quinn and her husband Mike &:
family of 6 are headed from Lake Worth, Fla., to Montana for vacation.
We looked for her for several days here in Oklahoma but she never
showed up. Where'd you go, Sis? (House of Peter)
but no letter, from Darlene H. Gray of Alexandria, OH. She's a
daughter of Ruth (Lobsinger) Holland and is married to Eugene
GMY Jr, an engineer. (House of Peter)
(Lobsinger) Schmidt of High Ridge, MO., has chased down some of
the confusion about her father's middle name. He was baptized
Leland Samuel Lobsinger. The Samuel was after his maternal grandfather,
Samuel Barlow. He didn't like the Samuel part, so he arbitrarily
changed it to Stanford, after the University.
generation back, her grandfather was known to her as Louis Jacques,
but has also been known as Louis Joseph by other descendants.
Louis J and Molly Barlow's wedding certifcate just has a "J"
for his middle name. Lila is still trying to find a copy of Antoine
Lobsinger's will. He was the founder of her branch of the family
in St. Louis. But so far no luck in the St. Louis City records.
(House of Antoine)
and Helen Kieffer sent a check and some of the clippings we've
reprinted in this issue. We appreciate them very much. (House
Lobsinger sent in a nice letter, and says he has waited long enough
to subscribe to the newsletter, so here's the postage money! Thanks.
He is the son of Alfred Edwin Lobsinger. Tells the story about
the time at Lion's Head, ON., that his dad and Uncle Clarance
Lobsinger were repairing his grand-dad John Lobsinger's cabin.
Clarance was visiting the outdoor necessary room, just sitting
there with the door open, when along came a bear.
sure was a good thing I had my trousers down," Clarance remarked
to his dad. Clarance seems to be a good hearted fellow and everyone
has a story to tell on him. (House of Louis)
Lloyd Lobsinger has been in poor health lately, Clement says.
Albert had an operation in St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto recently,
and we wish him a speedy recovery. (House of Louis)
to Richard Tschirhart of Detroit: Contact Mrs. F.M. Radigan, 625
Mt. Piney Ave, St. Petersburg, FL., 33702 for Tschirhart family
(Schnarr) Grambush, Herald, CA., says that the Schnarr Clan is
planning a big reunion in Waterloo, ON., August 24-27, 1989. We
mentioned it in an earlier letter, but here it is again in case
you missed it. We ran into a cousin of hers, Dr. Judith Schnarr,
in Maple Ridge, B.C. in June while we were on vacation out there.
(House of Louis)
and Lois Lobsinger Stratford, ON., say their son Mark will marry
Donna Masur on September 23, 1989, and another son Garry Lobsinger
is engaged to Sherry Hamilton and the wedding will be in February,
1990. They also sent us the address of Rita and Harry Mogk; Harold
and Rita are children of Michael and Emily Lobsinger. (House of
Long, reports that "Bishop Tommy" of Whitehorse and
his sisters from Brantford visited her while he was on vacation
in the area. (House of Louis)
C. Margrett, Brantford, one of Bishop Tom's sisters, sent us another
address for our mail list... and we're happy to add Sharon Thompson
of Brantford to the roster. She is the daughter of Joan Lobsinger
Delaney, of Waterville, OH ordered some back issues to get caught
up and says she enjoys learning about the rest of us. (House of
M. Lang of Calgary, and obviously a great hockey fan, mailed us
a huge package of newspapers telling all about the Flames winning
the Stanley Cup. Hockey is a bit of an unknown down here. On watching
his first hockey game on TV, my oIdest son, Mike commented, "That's
my kind of game... there are no rules and you get to carry a stick."
(House of Peter)
Lobsinger of Flint, Mi, is now director of the Bartending Schools
of America at Flint. (House of Louis)
Napper, daughter of Gary and Michelle Napper of Cargill, will
enter the University of Western Ontario London, this fall to major
in English. She is the granddaughter of John and Dolores Schmidt
of Mildmay, ON.
Trek's Capt. Kirk, (actor William Shatner) appeared in Dearborn,
MI., in early July at a gathering of Trekie fans at the Civic
Center. One of them was 10 year old David Tschirhart who was invited
to come to the stage to discuss Star Trek trivia with the star.
David is the grandson of Leo Tschirhart and great nephew of Dolores
Tschirhart, who sent us the clipping. Unfortunately, the picture
won't reprint well enough to use. (House of Louis)
was an historic gathering at the Merritt, BC Herald in June. Louis
Lobsinger at one time published the newspaper, and his son Lorne
Lobsinger and wife Wily escorted Newkirk OK. Herald-Journal publisher
Bob Lobsinger and his wife Sue on a visit to the Herald production
plant while they were on a visit to the area. The four renegades
even got their picture and a story about the visit published for
Edward (Marlene) Hennessey sent us the family tree of Emma Lobsinger
McNamee, up to the current generation. Emma was a daughter of
Antoine Jean Michel, one of the 3 brothers who came over from
Langatte, France in the mid 1800s. Until her letter, we had nothing
at all compiled on that branch of the family. Thanks much. (House
Lobsinger Lane sent us some additional information on her branch
of the Leslie Lorenzo Lobsinger family and helped fill in some
of the blanks there. She is from the house of Michael another
of the three brothers from Langatte. (House of Michel)
and Allean Lobsinger have written us a couple more times... right
now they are in the Phoenix area enjoying some sunshine while
most of us have snow and cold weather. We also received a nice
Christmas card from them. Harold will be 84 in March, so Happy
Birthday! (House of Antoine)
(Lobsinger) McDonnell of Chilliwack, B.C. dropped us a note to
say hello. We visited her last summer on vacation. She is a sister
of Lorne Lobsinger, who graciously served as our tour guide to
one of the prettiest areas in the world while we were there. Yes,
Rita, we received your letter and your nice Christmas card as
well. We're just behind in answering our mail Please forgive.
(House of George)
cult problems seem to precede us. Tony and Sarogini Lang of Toronto
sent us an article from NOW, a weekly entertainment magazine up
there about our problems with this group of frauds. That paper
was having trouble with them also. I spent considerable time with
one of NOW's writers while he was working on his story, but this
was the first copy of the finished article we have seen. Tony
is the son of Leona Lobsinger Lang of Regina. (House of Peter)
had a nice long, newsy letter from John and Dolores (Lobsinger)
Schmidt of Mildmay, On., Dolores told us all about a visit from
Leona and her son Tony (above) and daughters Terry and Amy. Geneva
Moore Lobsinger Dolores' mother, turned 90 on Sept. 6th, and they
had a nice little family birthday party for her at Sprucewood
Court Lodge. Dolores also sent us the obituary of Edward J. Kueneman.
(House of Peter)
a nice card and photo of Michael Walsh and his kids Michelle and
Jamie. They're from Framer Lake, B.C. only we didn't know that
when we were up there last summer or we would have looked them
up. We wandered all around Framer Lake! Michael is the son of
Len and Teresa (Lobsinger) Walsh of Brantford, On. Teresa is a
sister of Bishop Tom. (House of Louis)
(Lobsinger) Walsh also sent us a card and note wishing us well
in our fuss with the goonies trying to move in on us. We appreciate
the support and always enjoy her letters... she keeps us up to
date on her brother the bishop's visits to town, too.
story on Father Albert H. Ruetz came to us from Leo S. Ruetz of
Shaunavon, SK., in November. Father Albert is a grandson of Caroline
Lobsinger Ruetz of the house of Peter. Leo is the fellow who saved
me tons of work because he already has the descendants of Caroline
Lobsinger charted out, and was good enough to let me have a copy.
Lorne Lobsinger and wife Wily have been trekking all over the
country since we were out their visiting them last summer. He
says they have been "'beside ourselves' (each other) with
the fervor of retirement." They went to the Yukon for some
peace and quiet after they got rid of us last summer, to explore
some old pacer gold mines. Lorne says some of the pacer mines
are still viable and new technology requires less than 5% of the
water of the old methods he used as a younger man. "I love
it!... I will never tire of wishful thinking of vast wealth just
a shovel away!", Lorne adds. He reports catching a "few
skinny fish - Arctic Greyling -which were delicious, probably
by reason of scarcity." (House of George)
Lobsinger of Brantford, ON., sent us a Christmas card and announced
that her son Lawrence Lobsinger was married to Norma Jean Poidrin
on August 14, 1989 in Niagara Falls, On. (House of Louis)
Lobsinger of Flushing MI., is getting into the truck-driving training
school business. Says he thought all the radicals lived in LA
or New York... not Newkirk, Oklahoma We though so too. Hope they
go home. Lou suggests every family make a videotape of it's members,
then we could all exchange videos and laugh at each other's resemblance!
What do you think? I like the idea, but somebody else is going
to have to be in charge of that... I'm having trouble getting
my newsletter out on time. (House of Louis)
Penny, Alicia, and Mike Spidel of Vancouver, B.C., sent us a Christmas
card. Penny is the daughter of Ruby Lobsinger Chase. Ruby is one
of Lorne's sisters. We met the whole family while we were there,
and they are a delightful bunch. Penny runs a day care operation
in Vancouver and Al is an environmental inspector. (House of George)
of our Christmas cards was from Hellmut and Leona (Lobsinger)
Lang, of Regina, who sent the story Leo Lobsinger getting thrown
Ol 1T of jail. She reports that she has also uncovered a copy
of "Count" Joseph's wife's will. She died Feb. 5, 1894,
according to Leona (House of Peter)
(Dr. William) and Sheila Lobsinger of Waterloo, On., have a new
grandbaby to announce, so we'll put that bit of info under new
arrivals. She says they went out and saw the Wettlaufer's farm
(Count Joseph's original stone home) one Sunday morning but nobody
was there except the Black Lab, which she says was friendly as
a pickpocket. Phillipsburg, where the stone house is located,
is only about 20 minutes from where they live. (House of Peter)
Frensch sent us a card, but no news. Speak up, Sandy - we want
to know what's going on in your world. (House of Peter)
heard from Leona's other son Gregory Lang, who at the time was
recuperating from the flu. He lives in Calgary. - Don't worry,
Greg - nobody's name is accessible by modem. My computers are
not connected until I want them to be. (House of Peter)
McIntee of Pincher Creek, AB., sent a Happy New year note and
reports that she had a nice visit from Bishop Tom of Whitehorse,
YT. (House of Louis)
Pfrunner - our French relative - also sent us a New Year's greeting,
direct from Strasbourg, France. (House of Pierre)
finally, but not least, we received a card and letter from E.D.
(Dan) Lobsinger in Regina. He brought us up to date on his immediate
family tree, and we appreciate that information to add to the
data bank. Dan retired once back in 1985, but now operates his
own company selling industrial electronics. (House of Peter)
Ruetz Celebrates 40 Years
Albert H. Ruetz of the Order of St. Benedict from SL Peter's Abbey,
Muenster, Sask, was honored by his family at the three day celebration
held from Aug. 18-20 at Camp Lemieux on the shore of Lac Peltier,
south-east of Gull Lake, Sask., for forty years of service as
a Roman Catholic priest
Albert grew up on a farm south-west of Gull lake, with his parents
Anthony and Appolonia (Abbie) Ruetz, two brothers Cletus and Leo,
a sister Coletta (Gerald), a foster brother Leo Forerster, and
foster sister Rosa Forerster (Sand).
received his early education at the Aldag School, which still
stands, then attended St. Peter's College at Muenster, Sask.,
for high school and a year of university. he entered the novitiate
at St. Peter's to become a Benedictine in July, 1943 and made
his profession of vows Aug. 13, 1944.
began studies for priesthood at St. John's Abbey, Collegeville,
Minnesota in Sept.., 1944, received his B.A. in 1946 and was ordained
priest at St. Cloud, Minnesota on June 5, 1949. His first mass
was celebrated at SL Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in the Illerbrun
district June 12,1949; his family's local church.
Albert began teaching at St. Peter's College in Sept.., 1949.
In Jan. 1959, he received a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics
from Notre Dame University, Notre Dame Indiana. Along with teaching
at the college, Father was for some time Prefect of Studies, Principal,
Master of Novices, and Prior of his community.
Albert is a member of the Sask. Math Teacher's Society and has
served over the years as Director, President and representative
of National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics.
the years, Father has served as a weekend assistant at Assumption
Church at Marysburg, and Holy Trinity and St. Bernard's Churches
at Pilger, Sask
1972 he has been part time teacher at the Ursuline Academy at
Bruno, Sask., and has been its chaplain. As well, he has served
as assistant at St. Bruno Church, Bruno, Sask. During a recent
sabbatical, Father visited overseas in Italy and Jerusalem.
the present time, Father Albert is a College Math Instructor and
Sports Director of St. Peter's, assistant pastor at Humboldt,
Sask., Oblate director at St. Peter's, conducts private retreats
and is on the college board.
40 years of dedicated service, Father Albert's family decided
it was time for a celebration. Father Albert celebrated mass at
the Camp Lemieux hall both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. l9 and 20.
Great-nieces and great-nephews were altar servers.
a camp atmosphere, the families enjoyed a relaxing weekend, playing
games, swimming, flying kites, throwing horseshoes, enjoying a
large trampoline, visiting and gathering around campfires in the
Sunday, more relatives arrived to join in the celebration beginning
with Mass. After a delicious breakfast everyone enjoyed a program
planned by Elaine Ruetz and Lois Scandrett to honor Father Albert.
was presented with many lovely gifts, among them a lounge chair
from all the families gathered. The nieces and nephews presented
a large anniversary cake which was enjoyed by all along with a
barbecue supper before everyone left for home.
170 family members were present from points in B.C., Alberta,
Sask., Ontario and Yukon, N.W.T. Father's brothers Cletus and
Leo and his sister Coletta and their families were among those
large banner which was center of the hall's decorations was made
for Father Albert by his niece Elaine Ruetz. The inscription read
"That In All Things, God May Be Glorified", the motto
of the Order of St. Benedict.
Ruetz is a descendent of Caroline Lobsinger Ruetz of the House
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