3 No. 2 - September to December 1990
Excellent Adventures In Greece
Trireme Warship "Olympias", on which Mark Alan Lobsinger
served as an orsman this summer in Greece.
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.
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."
how Mark Alan Lobsinger portrayed one of his days in the ancient
land of warriors and democracy during his unusual summer adventure.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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"
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
was quite an experience to see a play that was over two thousand
years old in a theater that was just as old."
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
life jackets, "he says, "were really submarine escape
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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."
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
Family Reunion HeId In Ontario
Notes By Mary Grambush
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.
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.
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
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.)
Says Nothing Grows In Elliot Lake?
Howard John Grows Huge Tomato Plant On Balcony
Lynne Chagnon of the (Elliot Lake) Standard
Lobsinger is sure he has the biggest tomato plant in town-and
he's growing it on his balcony.
75 year old had to move the greenery out of his apartment at 100
Warsaw when it sprouted as high as the ceiling.
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.
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."
has been a life-long hobby f or Howard, who came to Elliot Lake
34 years ago.
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.
carpenter by trade, he later worked at Algoma Builders, constructing
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.
wants to make sure his two sisters down south hear about his tomato
south they say you can't grow anything in Elliot Lake, but I'll
show them what you can grow on the fourth floor."
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
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
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.
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.
mass was said at St. Eugene's Church on September 5. (House of
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.
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.
was a charter member of the Telephone Pioneers.
sons, William, Jr., Ogden, Utah, Jerome, Minot, James, Jamestown;
11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Bernice Hitchcock,
Lemmon, S.D. (Eddy funeral Home, Jamestown)
Lobsinger Clan Gets Together
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Louis Lobsinger is employed as a supervisor for UPS and is a Marine
Biologist by education. He and his wife Christine (Strother) have
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.
works as a laboratory technician with a construction company.
He and wife Kimberly (Cummings) have 2 children.
Lobsinger, the youngest child of John and Catherine died at age
Branches On The Family Tree
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)
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.
William Wade Hull
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
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)
Marie Lobsinger was born February 13, 1990 the daughter of Kenneth
Lobsinger, grand daughter of Edith Lobsinger. No other details
available. (House of Peter)
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)
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)
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.
of the couple are Walter and Sandra Howell of Plaza and Jerome
and Patricia Lobsinger of Minot.
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.,
couple are making their home in Des Moines, Iowa, where the bride
is employed by American Media and the groom is employed by Flying
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.
The Mail Bag
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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?
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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 ??)
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)
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,
works now for HACAP in Iowa, and Christopher is with the Royal
Brisband Hospital in Brisbane, Australia
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
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)
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!
Lobsinger family: Back from left, Wayne Lobsinger, Ellen (Fischer)
and Larry Lobsinger, Kevin Lobsinger. Front: Monica Fischer and
Larry's mother Kay Lobsinger.
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.
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
last for this issue, we received a nice card from Beatrice (Lobsinger)
Long of Buffalo, NY., who wishes everyone in the family a happy
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