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Volume 3 No. 2 - September to December 1990

Mark's Excellent Adventures In Greece

Reproduction Trireme Warship "Olympias", on which Mark Alan Lobsinger served as an orsman this summer in Greece.

"We visited the ancient sites of Mycenae, the home of Aegomemnon, and Tiryns, Tholo and Navplion. I wandered off to a spot near the gorge at Mycenae and stood on a wall overlooking the trail below me. As I watched into the distance, the natural quiet of the scene took hold. The warmth of the sun and the coolness of the mountain breezes came to me, as now and again I would hear the cry of a bird in the distance.

"The muffled sounds of human occupation came from behind me and suddenly, for no reason, I expected to see a lone warrior, spear in hand, come wandering down the trail below me. It was intoxicating to stand in that ancient place, steeped in mythology, and to feel as if time were non-existent. I thought then and still believe now, that it is impossible to describe this place or the feeling one gets when standing there. I have tried, but in my heart I know that I have failed."

That's how Mark Alan Lobsinger portrayed one of his days in the ancient land of warriors and democracy during his unusual summer adventure.

It began on a Wednesday, July 18. Mark joined others destined to eventually be melded into a powerful machine with the horsepower to thrusttheirancient Greek Trireme through the seas at up to 8.9 knots. They met at the State University of New York Maritime College and found out quickly that h was not all glamour and adventure. First chores were to repair dilapidated whale boats in order to have somethingtopracticein. Six finally floated, at least long enough for the tests and trials.

Elected coxswain of his own whaleboat, Mark tells of steering the boat in one of the smartest circles ever performed by a whaleing crew. Unfortunately, they were attempting to go straight at the time, and he was fired from that job, only to be replaced by an even better circumnavigator.

Ahh, but no matter, this was only the whaleboat... a mere plaything. Still, there were the tests and trials to determine how much horsepower these individuals could generate in one minute and six minute bursts. Six minutes can last a lifetime at full tilt. Then later on, since they knew how good he was at going around in circles, they promoted him to "Big Wheel" and made him a barrack's chief, with the responsibility of keeping 12 other guys out of trouble.

The crew "came together" in just three or four days... experienced members from past crews were surprised at how quickly the group became a team, capable of working together and doing what was necessary to get the job done.

Teamwork is important on a trireme, because there are three people rowing in the same spot. Three levels of oarsmen, one above the other. Each must communicate with the others to control the length and timing of each stroke. And each triad has to communicate with the group in front and back to again handle difficulties and master maneuver. Without teamwork, a trireme would be like a spastic centepede on water.

The fight to Greece left Monday, July 23rd, and no one slept on the plane. From Athens airport, the crew members were bussed to Piraeus, and boarded a hydrofoil ferry to Poros, where the "Olympias" was stationed.

Free time? Well there was some. Usually, Mark says, filled with building, fixing or replacing equipment for the sea trials. But there was time for snorkeling in the Grecian waters, picnicking in a fortress on an abandoned isle off the coast, and other things. Like having a chance to go to the ancient theater of Epidauros to see the play "Medea".

"It was quite an experience to see a play that was over two thousand years old in a theater that was just as old."

"If the ship takes on water," said the Greek Naval Officer in charge, "remain in your positions." They were further instructed that if the water should rise up to the level of the thalamians heads then the thalamians would be invited to stand up. Thalamians are the oarsmen on the lowest level. Where Mark found himself.

"The life jackets, "he says, "were really submarine escape gear."

The main voyage itself called for some rowing and some sailing. Butas things often turn out, the best laid plans go astray. Headwinds precluded sailing, and the ship made the journey by armpower. The journey of Olympias is shown on the map. Often, the trireme became a bireme, as the crew tried to maintain the pace through constant headwinds by having two tiers row while one tier rested.

Meals were served and eaten without stopping. If a meal was served while it was your turn to row, you ate as you rowed. If you were lucky enough to be on break, you got to eat in relative peace.

And the luxury of dining on a Greek warship... Wet noodles, hard bread, and tomato slices. A peach, if you were at the front of the line. Breakfast was different. One hard boiled egg, tea with no cup, and hard bread. Smugglers of foodstuffs were popular crew members.

The trireme was accompanied on its voyage by the Greek Naval support vessel Kriti, known by the crew as the "Critter." At night, the crew would shift to the Kriti for showers and a night's rest in the hold, which was usually flooded because the showers backed up. One windy day, the "Critter" was called upon to toe the Olympias to port as there was simply not enough time to row headlong into the wind and make harbor by nightfall. "Critter" earned more respect from the galley slaves that day.

And once in port, everyone chipped in and engaged a 'taverna' owner to host a dinner party for the Greek captain and officers. It was a great success and everyone had a wonderful time until the bill arrived.

Which came to thirty thousand drachmas more than they had. "Tomorrow, you can pay me," said the friendly taverna owner, still offering them ouzo and squid salad as he maintained that there was "no problem."

Another collection, and the taverna owner was paid in full, happy to have been of service, and quite in awe of the "great athletes" who had come to Greece to man the almost mystical symbol of the greatness of the ancient Greek empire.

The last week at Poros, Mark and his crewmates put Olympias through speed trials and battle techniques. They performed a maneuver of moving the ship sideways in the water, and also turned it "on a dime" by having one side of the crew row hard while the other side lowered their oars into the water to hold position. The ship turned in 72 seconds in less than one and one-half boat lengths. It was a maneuver described in ancient writings about an Athenian ship that managed such a turn in time to evade and ram an overtaking Loukadina warship before it could respond.

On Friday, August 10, Mark attended the awards ceremony at which he and the other crew members each received a scroll attesting to their service in the Greek Navy as crew members of the Olympias. The Greeks see Olympias not as a scientific experiment, but as a highly respected national symbol. It may one day be enthroned in a museum... but Mark hopes it will stay on the high seas. "I would like to sit aboard Olympias again someday and to go for a 'light outing' as they did early on the morning of the final ceremony.

The next day the crew gathered at the ferry landing to head for far flung homes in many nations. "I stood on the aft deck of the hydrofoil as we pulled out into the bay, and when I looked back I could see Olympias at the dock. She is there still in my memory, with the rays of the morning sun fanning out through the clouds behind her."

Two more weeks in Germany, the mountains of Bavaria, fabulous castles, the city of Munich, the dual city of Berlin... and then home. And even now, Mark says, "When you see me with that silly grin on my face, it's because I see Olympias in the morning sun, and I see my friends... and I know we share an experience that is difficult to explain to others who haven't been there. And I smile."

Schnarr Family Reunion HeId In Ontario

From Notes By Mary Grambush

The Schnarr family reunion held in August 1989 was a gathering of all of the descendants of Herbert and Anna (Lobsinger) Schnarr. Anna was the daughter of Louis John Lobsinger and Catherine Stumpf.

Preparations started a year in advance, so everyone could plan to attend. Most of the Canadian Schnarr families were in on the heavy planning, and the reunion was held in Ontario.

A welcome party kicked off the gathering, and there was a historic tour of County Taverns. The group attended a Blue Jay's Game, held a golf tournament and a picnic with games for the kids and adults, including a relay race for the Schnarr brothers, Gerald, Dave (son of the late Anthony), Reuben, Cyril, and Laverne. All were dressed in

longjohns stuffed with balloons and had to run down the course to their sister Beatrice to do a dance, and then back to the starting point where team mates popped all the balloons. First one done was the winner. (Unfortunately, Mary failed to say which one was the winner in this rather unique race.)

Who Says Nothing Grows In Elliot Lake?
Howard John Grows Huge Tomato Plant On Balcony

By Lynne Chagnon of the (Elliot Lake) Standard

Howard Lobsinger is sure he has the biggest tomato plant in town-and he's growing it on his balcony.

The 75 year old had to move the greenery out of his apartment at 100 Warsaw when it sprouted as high as the ceiling.

The plant now has its place in the corner of the balcony where Howard gives it its daily gallon of water to drink and trims it regularly.

And it isn't alone- in boxes along the balcony are a colorful array of flowers. "When the girls brought me the tomato plant for my birthday in May, I decided to add to it because if I'm going to have a garden I might as well have a whole one."

Gardening has been a life-long hobby f or Howard, who came to Elliot Lake 34 years ago.

His first few months here he helped frame many of the new homes in the Spruce Avenue area and then worked at Nordic Mine for a while.

A carpenter by trade, he later worked at Algoma Builders, constructing cupboards.

"I had a huge garden when I lived on Algoma Road. I used to have enough tomatoes for all my daughters." Howard has seven children, 20 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

He wants to make sure his two sisters down south hear about his tomato plant.

"Down south they say you can't grow anything in Elliot Lake, but I'll show them what you can grow on the fourth floor."

Howard John passed away Sept. 10th of this year, but not before receiving a letter of congratulations for his tomato growing achievement in Elliot Lake from his Member of Parliament. Story was sent to us by his son James Edward Lobsinger of Tehkummah, On. (House of George)

Deaths And Funerals

Lobsinger, Howard John

Lobsinger, Howard John. Passed away at St. Joseph General Hospital, Elliot Lake, Monday, September 10th, 1990 in his 75th year. Mr. Howard Lobsinger beloved husband of the late Leon Lobsinger. Dear Father of Mrs. Marjorie Paulitzki (husband Roy), James Lobsinger (wife Sharon), Mrs. Marlene Schwehr (husband Len), and Mrs. Patricia Armstrong (husband Bob) all of Elliot Lake, John Lobsinger (wife Iona) of Garson, Douglas Lobsinger of Toronto, and Mrs. Lynda Damour (husband Paul) of Calgary. Dear brother of Mrs. Rose Seibert of Ethel, On., and Mrs. Marie Curtis of Guelph. Also survived by 20 grandchildren. Friends called at the Menard funeral Home, Elliot Lake, Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service was Thursday, September 13th at 2 PM with Rev. Les Silaj officiating. Internment was in St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery, Demerton, On. He was a member of the Moose Lodge Branch 1923, Elliot Lake. Donations to the Canadian Cancer society would be greatly appreciated. (House of George)

Mary Elizabeth Lobsinger

Mary Elizabeth Lobsinger, daughter of Elmer and Maureen Lobsinger died in Hamilton, On., on August 27,1990. Funeral Mass was said in S t. Eugene's Church.

Maureen Lobsinger

On September 1,1990, Maureen Lobsinger, wife of Elmer Lobsinger died. She is survived by her husband Elmer, 3 daughters, Patricia McConnell, Margaret Turner, and Sister Anne of Los Angeles. Also 3 sons, James, Robert, and Paul.

Funeral mass was said at St. Eugene's Church on September 5. (House of Louis)

Irene Lobsinger

Irene Lobsinger, 80, Jamestown, N.D. died Monday (no date) in a Jamestown nursing home. Her funeral will be Friday at 11 am in the Basilica of St. James, Jamestown, with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Fargo.

She was born Oct. 20, 1908, in New Salem to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walker. She was educated in various North Dakota and South Dakota schools. She married William Lobsinger March 5, 1932. They lived in various communities in North Dakota and moved to Jamestown in 1986. He died in 1969.

She was a charter member of the Telephone Pioneers.

Survivors: sons, William, Jr., Ogden, Utah, Jerome, Minot, James, Jamestown; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Bernice Hitchcock, Lemmon, S.D. (Eddy funeral Home, Jamestown)

Florida Lobsinger Clan Gets Together

John Ross Lobsinger Family: Back from left - James Ross Lobsinger, Patrick Leo Lobsinger, Mark Allan Lobsinger, Robert William Lobsinger, Michael Eldon Lobsinger, Mary Ann Lobsinger Quinn, John Francis Lobsinger and Byron Louis Lobsinger. In front are parents John Ross Lobsinger and wife Catherine Marie (Davis).

Someplace between Mother's Day and Father's Day last Spring, the entire John Ross Lobsinger family managed to all get together at the old homestead in Lake Worth, Fl., for a couple of days.

John Ross, the patriarch of this clan, is a son of Luke William from Mildmay, On., of the House of Peter. His wife Catherine Marie (Davis) is from Enid, Oklahoma. The couple were married in Oklahoma back during World War II when John R was stationed at Vance Air Force Base.

John is an accountant by education, and a construction contractor by preference. In later years, he worked as a painter just as his father Luke did, and also managed a retail paint store for many years before retiring.

In the early 1950s, John served as contractor for the new Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School which was built in Lake Worth and is still in use. All of the couple's 8 children attended the school prior to attending St. Ann's or Cardinal Newman high school in West Palm Beach.

Their children include Robert William Lobsinger, who is publisher of the Newkirk (Oklahoma) Herald Journal, and also puts this newsletter together now and then. He is married to Susan (Robert's) and they have 4 children.

John and Catherine's first set of twins are John Francis and James Ross Lobsinger. John is a Paramedic with the Lantana, Fl., Fire Department and a Marine Biologist. He has two children. James Ross Lobsinger is an Electrical Engineering Supervisor with Honeywell in Phoenix, Az. and is married to Jody (Roberts). They have 2 children.

John and Catherine's only daughter, Mary Ann (Quinn) is a housewife in Lake Worth, married to Michael Quinn who works for Southern Bell Telephone. They have 6 children.

Mark Allen Lobsinger is a telephone cable repairman with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Newkirk, Oklahoma. He is married to Denise (Womak) and they have 4 children.

Byron Louis Lobsinger is employed as a supervisor for UPS and is a Marine Biologist by education. He and his wife Christine (Strother) have 2 children.

Their second set of twins are Patrick Leo Lobsinger and Michael Eldon Lobsinger. They are Rock and Roll musicians by inclination. Patrick builds tennis courts in sunny Florida, is married to Susie (Free) and has 2 kids.

Michael works as a laboratory technician with a construction company. He and wife Kimberly (Cummings) have 2 children.

Dennis Lobsinger, the youngest child of John and Catherine died at age 3.

New Branches On The Family Tree

Cherish Featherstone

Mrs. Dorothy Bellinger is proud to announce the birth of her great grand daughter Cherish Featherstone. She was born in the Owen Sound Hospital on July 14,1989 and is the daughter of Michelle and Larry Featherstone and grand daughter of Carol Anne (Bellinger) Shoesmith.

She also announces with pride her 9th great grand child, Brent Jackson. Brent was born on November 18,1989 at the Durham Hospital. He is the son of Steve and Heather Jackson and grandson of Carol Anne (Bellinger) Shoesmith.

Troy William Wade Hull

Troy William Wade Hull was born at Sudbury General Hospital on December 20, 1989 at 9:39 PM weighing in at 8 Ibs. He was 21 inches long. Parents are Larry and Karen Hull. Grandparents are John and Iona Lobsinger and great grandfather was Howard John Lobsinger. (House of George)

Krista Ann Hunter

Krista Ann Hunter was born at Timmins, On., on March 23, 1990 weighing 7 Ibs 3.5 ounces. Her parents are JoAnne and Jeff Hunter, Grandparents are Roy and Marjorie (Lobsinger) Paulitzski, and great grandfather was Howard John Lobsinger. (House of George)

Danielle Marie Lobsinger

Danielle Marie Lobsinger was born February 13, 1990 the daughter of Kenneth Lobsinger, grand daughter of Edith Lobsinger. No other details available. (House of Peter)

Matthew Dean Woelfle

Matthew Dean Woelfle was born February 15,1990 to Linda(Lobsinger) and Albert Woelfle. He joins their daughter Gesina Kay at the home. She was born June 29, 1987. They are grandchildren of the late Edward Lobsinger of St. Clements., On. (House of Louis)

Evan Joseph Lobsinger,

Rick and Martha (Lessard) Lobsinger are proud to announce the birth of their son, Evan Joseph Lobsinger, 7 lb. 10 OZ.9 June 13,1990. Happy grandparents are Bill and Shirley Lessard and Evelyn Lobsinger and the late Sylvester Lobsinger. Spccial thanks to Drs. Anstett and Pascoe for a safe birth, the fourth floor nurses for excellent care and to our fellow Union Gas co-workers for their support and good wishes. (House of Louis)

Social notes

Mr. and Mrs. John Lobsinger

* Karla Howell and John Lobsinger were united in marriage, Oct. 6 at the Saint John the Apostle Church in Minot, N.D.

Parents of the couple are Walter and Sandra Howell of Plaza and Jerome and Patricia Lobsinger of Minot.

Attendants for the couple were Robyn Lynne and Jamie Kok, both of Plaza, Jolene Temple, Omaha, NB, Kim Danielson, Minot. Tanner Lynne of Plaza was ring bearer. Christopher Lobsinger, Brisbane, Australia, Rolland Lobsinger, Iowa City, Iowa, Jeff Meyer and Jamie Lach, both Minot and Jim Lynch of Minneapolis, Minn.,

The couple are making their home in Des Moines, Iowa, where the bride is employed by American Media and the groom is employed by Flying J Travel.

* James and Sharon Lobsinger, Tehkummah, On., celebrated their 30th Wedding Anniversary on August 13, 1990.

* Larry and Eileen Lobsinger celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary on July 10th.

 From The Mail Bag

Rita McDonnell, of Chilliwack, B.C. wrote to tell us of the beautiful summer weather in her part of the country this year. She's from the House of George, daughter of Louis the printer.

Rita's baby brother Lorne Lobsinger of Maple Ridge, B.C. also sent us a nice letter. Lorne and his wife Wily "practice fecklessness" since they have both retired, and pursue it often, although without too much seriousness, as that would defeat the purpose.

They spent the summer wandering the Frazer Valley, Cariboo Plateau, and other beautiful and interesting places in B.C. We had the privilege of having Lorne as our guide on such a trip a year or so ago, and look forward to another "feckless" adventure sometime in the future. (House of George)

Another of the B.C. Lobsingers sent us a nice letter. This one was from Lorne's other sister, Marie Bartolome. She hopes to visit her son in Calgary and maybe look of some of the Lobsingers in that part of the country. She and her sister Rita toured Vancouver Island and Prince Rupert on a recent tour.

Ann Sparks of Tulsa, Ok., is not part of our clan, but one of her ancestors, Mollet (Molly) Barlow married a Lobsinger from the St. Louis bunch. She's been tracking the Barlow family, so we sent her all of the Lobsinger descendants of Molly and her husband Louis Joseph (Jacque) Lobsinger. (House of Antoine)

The Dorsey Funeral Home in Lake Worth, Fl., runs historical stories about the town as part of their newspaper advertising program. One on August 30, 1990 in the Lake Worth Herald, featured a tiny photo of Luke Lobsinger sitting in his first place entry in one of Lake Worth's parades around 1915. Luke was the patriarch of the South Florida branch. He's from the House of Peter, and moved to the sunny south with his new bride back about 1913 and never returned to Ontario.

John Kretschof, Harper Woods, MI., sends greetings to all. He is a nephew of Mrs. Florence Kretsch of Elbow, SK, who first started sending him the newsletter. He says he enjoys it very much, and we'll keep it coming... (House of Louis)

Doreen Robson of Chesley, On., sent a family photo and a picture of her grandson Cory MacDonald and his trophy as MVP of his hockey team. She's from House of Peter. Her father Clayton J Lobsinger is enjoying good health again, she reports, after a period of illness.

Family of Bill & Doreen (Lobsinger) Robson. From left, William Robson, Jr., Terrance Robson, Paul Robson. Middle - Doreen and William Robson. Front, Elizabeth (Beth Ann) Robson MacDonald and (inset) Robert Robson.

Below, right: Cory MacDonald with his MVP Trophy in Hockey

Dorothy Bellinger writes that earlier this fall she and several grandchildren and great grandchildren enjoyed a picnic at Rockwood Terrace nursing home in Durham, ON., where her brother Lorne Lobsinger is living after suffering a stroke a few years ago. Lorne is a shuffleboard player and is an expert at crokinala(and I don't even know enough about it to know if I've spelled it right) and got a certificate for setting a record score. Dorothy reports that her nephew Bishop Thomas Lobsinger from Whitehorse YT visited her this summer as well. (House of Louis)

Irene Lobsinger of Brantford, On., sent us an interesting copy of a page from the 1861 census listing Joseph Lopsinger, farmer from Germany, his wife Mary Weaver, and children Joseph, Antony, Paul, Lucas, and George Lopsinger. The names are messed up a bit, but it is obviously the family of Count Joseph Lobsinger. Most interesting part was the heading under which the names were listed: "Names of Inmates:". Wonder what that's telling us?

Irene would like to see the Lobsinger Coat of Arms on the newsletter, but I don't have a copy of it that will reproduce. Maybe in the future.

James and Sharon Lobsinger of Tehkummah, On., write to inform us of the death of his father Howard John Lobsinger. James also sent us updates on addresses and other family information which is included elsewhere in this issue. (House of George)

Leo Lobsinger of Belleville, 11, sent us a card from the Mary Whitney company selling a book called Lobsingers Across America that will "never be published again." I have about three of them, all similar. They are standard genealogy study books with a collection of Lobsinger names and addresses inserted in the middle. But they don't tell you the relationships of any of the people. It's a good place to start looking, but I've already done that for you. If you want to know who and how you're related, just give me a call and we'll look it up. And I won't charge you $30 either.

Leo, for instance, is the son of William Fredrick and Frieda Mueller. William Fredrick is the son of Joseph Nickolous and Mathilda Waeltz. Joseph Nickolous is the son of Joseph and Margaretha Meuller. Joseph is the son of Michael and Margaretta Friant. Michael was one of the three sons of Jean Louis and Louise Ohmer who moved to the new world from Langatte, France. So, for short, we say that too is a member of the House of Michael. The book doesn't tell you that.

Dr. Marie J. Dafoe of Ottawa, On., sent us a nice note. She's the daughter of Dr. Leonard Lobsinger, DVM, of Sarnia, and was featured in one of the past newsletters as one of the first to undergo heart surgery in the early 1950s, and is now a medical professional herself. (House of Peter)Practically the whole blooming Cyril Schnarr family moved during the past year. But thanks to Cyril of Waterloo, On., we have most of the new addresses. Cyril is the son of Anna Mae Lobsinger and Herbert Edward Schnarr. His mother is the daughter of Louis John Lobsinger, a son of Louis Lobsinger who started the House of Louis.

Helen Lobsinger Bannon of Stratford, On., wrote us with some sad news of the passing of a couple of members of the clan, which are mentioned under the obituary column. We hope to have better news from her side of the family next time. Helen is the daughter of Michael Joseph Lobsinger and Emily (Amaline) Craig. (House of Louis)

Mr and Mrs. James (Irene) Nicholson of Kitchener, On., sent the picture of themselves with Bishop Tom while he was in Kitchener for confirmation at St. Francis parish in May. Irene is the youngest daughter of Johannes Francis Xavier Lobsinger. JFX was a son of Louis who was a son of Count Joseph. Irene also reports that her brother Lorne is doing fine in the nursing home at Durham. (House of Louis)

Our wandering galley slave has returned from his summer stint in Greece rowing an ancient trireme around the Mediterranean. Mark Alan Lobsinger sent us a sketch of ruins in the area, some photos of the area and his ship, and a copy of his diary from which I hope to reconstruct his journey for a feature story in this issue. (House of George)

Gilbert Arnold says he enjoys the newsletter up in Mildmay, On., and wants us to keep it coming. Gilbert is the son of Norma Lobsinger Arnold, grandson of Philip H. Lobsinger of the House of Peter.

Edith Lobsinger of Wayne, Mi., sent photos of her family. She was married to Bruce Lobsinger, son of Clarence, son of Simon, son of Peter, son of Count Joseph. That puts her group in the House of Peter.

Sons of Bruce Lobsinger: From left, Raymond D. Lobsinger of Justin, Tx., Kenneth C. Lobsinger of Cappell, Tx., and James L. Lobsinger of Hartselle, Al., All are grandsons of Clarence Lobsinger and Great Grandsons of Simon Lobsinger of the House of Peter. (Photo courtesy of Edith Lobsinger)

Dorothy Lobsinger of St. Catherine's, On., sent us some postage money, but no letter. Thanks. But we'd like to hear what you've been up to, too. (House of ??)

Joan Luciani of Brantford, On., sent us some address changes and wants the newsletter sent to her children Sharon Thompson, Thomas Luciani, and William Luciani. Which we will be happy to do. (House of Louis)

From Minot, N. D. comes a letter from Jerry and Patricia Lobsinger with clippings of their son John's wedding, and notice of the death of Irene Lobsinger. Jerry also says that their twins Rolland Ray and Christopher James have both completed work on their Master's degree in Social Work. Rolland graduated from the University of Iowa, and Christopher from the University of Queensland, Brisband, Australia.

Rolland works now for HACAP in Iowa, and Christopher is with the Royal Brisband Hospital in Brisbane, Australia

Linda Lobsinger Woelfle of Brandon, Ms., wants to be added to the list. She is the daughter of Edward Lobsinger of the House of Louis and now lives in Mississippi with her husband Albert Joseph Woelfle and two children, Gesina Kay and Matthew Dean. Glad to have you aboard.

Ken Lobsinger of Memphis, Tn., writes that he was named Manager of the Year for 1990 by the Hardy Shoe company Congratulations! Nothing happens until somebody sells something. We're looking forward to your stopping by Newkirk in February... and hope you can stay longer than the last half hour visit. (House of Antoine)

David Pius Lobsinger of Detroit says hello to everyone. He's one of the five remaining children of John Lobsinger of the House of Louis. His living brothers and sisters include Agnes 98, Florentine 95, Edwin 94, Clarence 90, and Irwin (Lobby) who is now 83. David is 88. We hope this trait of longevity is spread widely around the family tree!

Larry Lobsinger family: Back from left, Wayne Lobsinger, Ellen (Fischer) and Larry Lobsinger, Kevin Lobsinger. Front: Monica Fischer and Larry's mother Kay Lobsinger.

Photo of the Larry Lobsinger family is printed somewhere in this issue. Lawrence Edward is the son of Edward Anthony, son of Louis John, son of Louis, son of Count Joseph. His son Wayne is presently studying for the priesthood, and on July 10th he and his wife Eileen celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary.

Mrs. Paul Wise of Stillwater, Ok., sent us a nice note for running the story on her husband in the last newsletter. Paul Wise has been a successful banker for over 60 years. He is a descendent of Paul Lobsinger, one of the sons of Count Joseph. (House of Paul)

Verne G. Lobsinger of Holiday, Fl., says to keep up the good work on the newsletter. He moved up the street from where he used to live, and sent us an address change. Verne is the son of Lorenz Joseph Lobsinger and Elsie Connely. (House of Antoine)

Does anyone know where Count Joseph Lobsinger is buried? Richard C. Lobsinger of Kitchener, On., asked, and I don't think I have that down anywhere, so if anyone knows, send it along. Richard is the son of Sylvester Lobsinger, son of Lambert Wilfred, son of Louis John, son of Louis, son of Count Joseph. Richard and wife Martha Louise (Lessard) have a new baby in the house, too. See births. (House of Louis)

Kathleen C. Lobsinger of St. Clements, On., sent us lots of new information on the families of Josephine Lobsinger Brenner and her sister Elizabeth Lobsinger Kuntz, who were both daughters of Louis Lobsinger. (House of Louis)

Paul M. Lobsinger of East Aurora, NY sent us an update on his family tree, too. He's son of Melvin E. and Dolores Lobsinger of Kissimme, Fl. (House of Peter)

And last for this issue, we received a nice card from Beatrice (Lobsinger) Long of Buffalo, NY., who wishes everyone in the family a happy holiday season!

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