Years On Fire Line...
Lobie Retires From Walkerton Department
Scott Dunn, Sun Times staff
ON. - After 60 years of fighting fires and searching for drowning
victims in area waters, 85 year old Irwin Lobsinger thinks it's
time to take it easy.
held every post in the Walkerton Fire Department since first volunteering
in 1932, including chief, fire marshal's assistant and for the
last 14 years, fire prevention officer.
panelled office walls in his Walkerton home are covered with plaques
and certificates recognizing his achievements.
council will even be installing a bronzed antique fire hydrant
in front of the fire hall in recognition of Lobisnger, or "Lobie"
as he's known locally.
in his navy blue uniform and black boots, Lobsinger looked back
over his career - which he figures is the longest one ever for
a firefighter - in an interview recently.
first volunteered because he thought fire fighting was exciting.
He was proved right about that.
was expert at locating drowned victims and developed his own method
of finding them.
don't know why it is. I just seem to have a knack for finding
bodies," he said.
help him, he used to throw a bag of bran into the waters where
the victim entered.
bag of bran would go around to where the body was," explained
Lobsinger, who successfully used this method most recently a couple
of years ago to find a young boy who fell off the apron of a dam.
found 27 bodies in the Saugeen River, Teeswater River, by the
Mildmay dam and in various creeks over his career.
received a medal of bravery from the Ontario Fire Marshal's office
for rescuing a young boy from a burning building in 1977 - an
incident that nearly killed Lobsinger.
had arrived at an apartment building on Catherine Street to learn
a boy was trapped inside, but it looked too dangerous to go after
him, Lobsinger said.
went into the building where the boy was supposed to be. I went
in through a window and got the boy."
youth later died, and Lobsinger almost died too, doctors who treated
him for smoke inhalation later told him.
been a lot of worrying if her husband would return from fires,
but fire fighting was in his blood, said his wife, Ruth.
though eventually he'd have to retire. His heart was always in
the phone would ring in the middle of the night about a fire,
it was she who gathered his heavy clothing, turned on the outside
light and helped him on his way.
on I think it was a little hard on him getting up in the night.
But he still did it. Right at the crack of the siren."
fighting has change a lot since Lobsinger first started.
one time a fire bell at the town hall was sounded to alert the
volunteers there was trouble. Horses hauled fire hose to the scene.
driver of the first team of horses to reach the town hall would
receive a dollar, Lobsinger remembered. In the winter, a sleigh
fire department had an old Imperial Oil tanker converted to fight
fires, but it wasn't very helpful.
has improved with the advent of pagers, larger tankers and high-pressure
hoses which douse blazes, less with water volume than force, he
July 1, Lobsinger will continue to educate people about ways of
might not be as exciting as rushing into burning buildings, but
it brings him much pride.
than arson at the town's agricultural building three years ago,
no more than $3,000 damage has been caused by fire in Walkerton
in more than five years.
get a great deal of pride in doing this job because I feel by
doing the job you save lives and you save property," he said.
(reprinted from the Owen Sound, ON., Sun Times, Mon., March 23,
1992.) (House of Louis)
- Crabtree Wedding Held
In Norman's McFarland Chapel
Sue Lobsinger, Newkirk, OK., and Charles A. Crabtree, Duncan,
OK., were united in marriage a 7:30 pm Saturday, February 29 at
McFarland Chapel in Norman, OK. The Rev. Phil Fenn officiated
the double ring ceremony.
of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lobsinger, Newkirk and Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Crabtree, Duncan.
chapel was decorated with three candelabras adorned with greenery
and white satin bows.
was provided by organist Sam Porter and The Boyd Street Brass
Quintet with members Eric Swisher and John Guffin, trumpet; Jennifer
Breitzmann, French horn; John Lasswell, baritone; and Nick Nicholson,
tuba. They performed selections by Handel, Pachelbel and other
baroque composers in addition to several hymns.
bride, escorted by her father, chose a white satin gown accented
with pearls and iridescent sequins, featuring a beaded bodice
and keyhole back ending in a cathedral length train with cut out
appliques and satin whipped cream ruffles. Her bouquet featured
white roses and greenery with satin ribbon.
of honor was Nancy Eveland, Tulsa; bridesmaids were Danna White,
Cushing and Karen Wagner, Norman. They wore navy velvet tea-length
dresses featuring shirred sleeves, satin bows and jewel neckline
flowing into the dropped waist and a plunging deep-v back.
Lobsinger and John Lobsinger, brothers of the bride, served as
the groom as best man was Danny White, Cushing. Other attendants
to the groom were Eric Sayers, Duncan and Stephen Crabtree, brother
of the groom, Tulsa. Serving as ushers were Michael Lobsinger,
John Lobsinger and Steve Lobsinger, brothers of the bride, and
Chad Gray, cousin of the groom.
the ceremony a reception was held with Mary Ann Roberts, aunt
of the bride and Cheri Crabtree, sister-in-law of the groom, attending
the guest book and gift table. Stephanie Chissoe, Sandra Clifton,
Kaylynn Hale, Angelika Bodenteich and Nicki Winter served at the
a honeymoon in Banff, Alberta, Canada, the couple returned to
Norman where they will establish a home and continue their education.
Chuck, who has taught math and science in the Norman school system,
intends to return to the University of Oklahoma to pursue another
degree in Astro-Physics this fall. The bride graduated from the
University of Oklahoma on May 9, 1992, and has accepted a four
year University Fellowship to pursue her doctorate in BioChemistry.
(House of Peter)
M. (Joe) Moran
well-known and longtime resident and businessman of Walkerton,
ON., Joseph M. (Joe) Moran, passed away at the County of Bruce
General Hospital in Walkerton on Tuesday, February 25, 1992, in
his 77th year.
will remember Mr. Moran from his longtime ownership of Moran's
Farm Equipment business and his longtime activness in community
affairs, especially on Walkerton Town Council and his interest
in sports (coaching, sponsoring, or as a fan).
husband of the former Marie Lobsinger; dear father of Dr. Jane
Moran and her husband Dr. Kelly Flannigan of Victoria B.C., Mary-Jo
of Vancouver, B.C.; Robert and his wife Lynda of Franklin Lakes,
New Jersey; Patrick and his wife Marnie of Mississauga; Terry
and his wife Holley of Rutland, Vermont; Mike and his wife Kathy
of RR 4, Walkerton; Dan and his wife Dr. Barbara Schmalz of Calgary,
Alberta, and Tim and his wife Linda of RR 4, Walkerton.
surved by one sister, Jean Rowers of Windsor; and one brother
Jack of Teeswater. Dear father of twelve grandchildren.
by his parents, Frank and Katherine Moran; one sister Laura; and
one brother Ted.
greeted relatives, neighbours and friends at the Tanner and Pearson
Funeral Home, Walkerton on Thursday and Friday. The Royal Canadian
Legion (Branch 102) held a memorial service at the funeral home
on Thursday evening. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, February
29th, 1992 at Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Walkerton at eleven in
the morning. Interment in Calvary Cemetary, Walkerton.
pallbearers included Elmer Stiffler, Dave Thomson, Gordon Anstett,
Clare Phillippi, Don Perdue, and Merv Reinhart. (House of Peter)
Ruetz Named Citizen Of The Year
By Mildmay Lions Club
On., and District Lions have announced their choice for Mildmay's
1991 Citizen of the Year Award. She is Mrs. Louis (Amelia) Ruetz
of Mildmay and she becomes the 15th citizen to receive the award
since it was first introduced in 1976.
Ruetz is not one who likes to be fussed over and is more of a
"behind-the-scenes" type of person. The Mildmay Crier
(from whom we lifted this story) found that out quite quickly
when they asked to obtain some information about her past experiences.
Ruetz did tell them that they farmed until 1962 and during those
years they didn't have too much time for other activities other
than farm duties. But after she felt that she'd like to do some
volunteer work and had been doing the odd catering job. It wasn't
long before Amelia was busy with a number of weddings, anniversaries
and club dinners... and she was also in charge of the Chamber's
"200 Club" dinner for three years. Mrs. Ruetz has also
been in charge of the monthly Lions Club dinners for the past
new Citizen of the Year has also been on the Mildmay Senior Citizens'
Executive for a number of years and is the Quilting Convenor for
the Mildmay CWL group. She concluded by saying, "I really
enjoy being with people and especially working with so many willing
helpers!" (House of Peter)
and relatives were invited to an "Open House" in honor
of Clayton Lobsinger's 85th Birthday on Saturday, March 21, 1992
from 2 to 5 pm at the home of Bill and Darleen Robson in Mildmay,
ON. (House of Peter)
Attack Claims Life Of Joe Moran,
Walkerton PUC Chairman
ON. - Joe Moran, 76, was a man who like to work. He enjoyed working
for his family, company and town. And, he worked right up untila
a fatal heart attack claimed his life Tuesday afternoon, Feb.
hours before he died, Moran, Walkerton's PUC chairman, was at
the Monday night town council meeting to discuss concerns he had
over allegations levied against the PUC concerning water hookups.
a man who saw many firsts in Walkerton. He was the town's mayor
when he dialed the first dial telephone in Walkerton. He was a
fund raising committee member when Walkerton built its first inground
pool. He was an original stock member during the building of the
Happy Valley Ski Resort in Walkerton. He was instrumental in placing
four new wells supplying water to town, and served the PUC for
25 years as commissioner. He was PUC chairman since 1980. He was
also instrumental in starting the first junior hockey team in
town. And, his farm machinery dealership sponsored Moran's Midgets
for 26 years.
was born April 19, 1915 at his family's farm on the 2nd Concession
of Culross Township. He was a son of the late Frank and Katherine
Moran. he attended public school at SS#1, Culross. After Grade
8, he worked on the farm, and then got a job as a machinist in
a Kitchener factory.
joined the Canadian army and served for three years in World War
II. When the war ended, his father-in-law, Jack Lobsinger of Mildmay,
convinced him to start a farm machinery dealership.
followed that advice, and in 1945, established a Cockshutt dealership
in Walkerton. The business still carries his name, but today,
it is a Ford / New Holland dealership. The business opened in
a new location, just west of Walkerton, three years ago, and it
employs 10 people.
was involved in the dat-to-day operations of the business up until
his death, and was in partnership with his son, Tim. He was also
a member of the Ontario Retail Farm Dealers Association since
when he started the business, Moran did everything from sell tractors
and equipment to repairing it. The result was he helped set up
the heavy duty machinery mechanics course at the University of
Guelph. That course is now taught at Fanshaw College.
became involved in municipal politics, joining council as a councillor
in 1951. In the years following, he served as deputy-reeve and
was a Bruce County councillor. He became mayor of Walkerton, and
served in that post from 1962 to 1968. In his years as mayor,
he was involved with the police commission.
was a past member of the Countyof Bruce General Hospital board,
was a past member of the Brucelea Haven board and was a member
of the board when the new home for the aged was built.
was a 4th Degree charter member of the Knights of Columbus, past
member of the Walkerton Kinsmen, member of the Royal Canadian
Legion Branch 102, past-president of the Walkerton Chamber of
Commerce and an active life-time member of the Liberal party.
sports, he helped form Walkerton Minor Sports through the recreation
department with Bob Christie, recreation director. He was active
in hockey, coaching many championship teams. He spent about 15
years coaching the Peewees. he was an executive member of the
Intermediate team which won the All-Ontario championship in 1954-55.
son, Tim, says he was active in all aspects of the town "because
he felt it was his duty... and obligation to get involved in the
community." (House of Peter)
From The Mail Bag
Lobsinger Fronchak of Kitchener, ON., writes that she is the sister
of Gorden A. Lobsinger and Mary Margaret McKelvie. They also had
a brother named John Michael who died in 1950. They are the children
of Edmund John Lobsinger, the youngest child of Anthony Lobsinger
and Annie Stroeder. Edmund John Lobsinger had multiple sclerosis
and died in 1962 at age 55. He had "a great tennor voice
and sang in the church choir."
brother Gordon married Yvonne Lankowski in 1963 and they have
4 children - Paul Joseph who is a policeman in Waterloo, Daniel
Anthony, a seminary student in Toronto, a daughter Maureen and
son Kevin Edmund who lives at home. Gordon is the head of the
Guidance Department at Waterloo-Oxford High School. Yvonne was
a school teacher, but now works at the Kitchener Public Library.
Margaret, married to Mike McKelvie who works in the maintenance
department at St. Mary's Hospital, works part time at Dutch Boy
Food Market in Kitchner and has three children: John Michael,
Kelly Ann, and Patrick Edmund, all at home.
married John Fronchak in 1960 and they have three children. Michael
John and his wife Patricia are expecting their first child in
May. Both of them are grauates of Wilfred Laurier University.
Michael has a BBA and a CMA and has just started his own business
in financial management. His wife Pat is in Real Estate and they
live in Kitchener.
next child is Cindy, married to Geoffrey Logel. They live in Keswick
and have one son Joshua John, born in 1991. Geoff works for the
town of Richmond Hill, and Cindy works in the payroll department
of the York Region Separate School Board.
Michelle Therese, who goes by Shelley, graduated from the University
of Waterloo, St. Jerome's Campus, majoring in English and History.
She is working at Spectrum Photo in the accounting department
- waiting and hoping she can get into teachers college.
her father, Theresa also has MS, although she is not confined
to the house because of all the special equipment available now.
(House of Louis)
Lobsinger of Stratford, ON., announces the birth of another grandson,
bringing his total to 14. The new one - Brendan Michael Lobsinger
- is the son of Michael Paul and Rose Anne Lobsinger. Brendan
was born on February 5, 1992. His parents live in Waterloo and
they have a daughter Nicole Lynn who was 3 in April. (House of
Kuntz of St. Clements, ON., sent a couple of photos of the 100th
birthday party held for Agnes Lobsinger Ducharme in February.
We'll try to get them to print, but they are pretty dark. (House
Lobsinger of Kitchener, ON., sent us an appreciated check for
postage, but no letter. (House of Louis)
Henley of Maberly, ON., says she was allowed to read some of the
back issues of the newsletter while she was recently visiting
with her father, Clayton Lobsinger of Mildmay, ON., She is his
youngest daughter, born in 1952. In 1972 she married Robert Henley
and since then they have had 2 sons, Michael, born in 1973, and
Scott, born in 1976. Borth are presently in high school.
Henley is a senior constable with the Ontario Provincial Police
in Perth, ON., and Eileen is the office manager for a silk screening
company called ProDecal Ltd. in Perth.
wants to be added to the mailing list, and we are happy to do
so. She also reports that her father Clayton celebrated his 85th
birthday on March 21st this year. (House of Peter)
Lobsinger of Apache Junction, AZ., writes that he is now legally
blind, and that cuts into his oil painting hobby a bit, but other
than that he and Allean are both enjoying pretty good health.
Harold, who was 86 years old as of 6 am on March 29 this year,
calculates that the human heart is a pretty remarkable machine....
his has - as of that birth date - beat 3,347,156,160 times at
least. Not counting "the countless times I saw a pretty girl
or something else that made my heart beat a little bit faster!"
(House of Antoine)
and Dolores Schmidt of Mildmay, ON., sent us word of the death
of Joe Moran, whose wife is the former Marie Lobsinger. We have
reprinted a feature story from the Walkerton newspaper as well
as the obit from the Mildmay Crier in this issue. They have been
busy with lots of activities that even kept them from their annual
cross country holiday this year. (House of Peter)
Lobsinger of Hamilton, ON., asks us to add his daughter Patricia
McConnell to the mailing list. He reports his corner of the world
has been relatively mild this past winter, with little snow. His
daughter Anne, who lives in Los Angeles, knows where the moisture
was. LA flooded this year. In the past few years, Elmer's family
has increased in size. In November of 1990, his son Bob married
Christine Kereliuk; in September of 1991, another son, Paul, married
Christine Nagy. Elmer says it's a bit confusing trying to keep
all of the Christines straight. Elmer's father, Michael Lobsinger,
is in good health and living by himself in Stratford, which is
not too bad for his 97 years. (House of Louis)
Miller, Lakewood, CA., enjoyed seeing her grandparents photo (Joseph
Frank and Cecelia (Tillie) Lobsinger) in the last newsletter.
She is planning a trip to Michigan this month and may try to visit
some relatives along the way. Hope she gets to stop by our berg
here in Oklahoma. (House of Joseph Carl)
and Michael Schnarr sent us their new address in Sonora, CA.,
Mike just finished building their new house, and Paula says he
did a terrific job. They report a new grand-daughter, born in
Sept. 1991, named Sierra Shay.
also have a couple of weddings scheduled - and one will be over
by time you read this. Tara Schnarr was married on April 4, 1992,
and Tiffany Schnarr will be married May 15, 1993.
Schnarr spends his time on the job, landscaping their new yard,
or playing golf. Paula says he's pretty dedicated to his golf
game and was playing in 40 degree rain at the moment. She, on
the other hand, prefers quilting and sewing, and takes classes
each week. She wants to know if there are other quilters in the
family. Are there?
reports that her aunt, Loretta Qwerin passed away on June 18,
1991. No one has sent me a copy of her obituary notice, so we
had nothing to print. If anyone has a copy, please forward it
to us for the next issue. (House of Louis)
Barthel of Freeburg, IL., says she is still looking for information
on Jean Nicolas Klein who was born in 1816 and married July 14,
1839 in Haut Clocher, France to Marguerite Lobsinger, daughter
of Sebastien Lobsinger and Marguerite Mazerand. They came to the
US aboard a ship called the Mulhouse from Havre to New Orleans,
arriving on 24 April 1854. Marguerite died either on ship, or
at St. Louis, MO., then Jean Nicolas died on Nov. 16, 1854 and
the children were given to a Michael Germain according to guardianship
records in St. Clair County.
to the ship's records, Jean Nicolas Klein was 38 years old; Marguerite
was 32, Louise was 15, Celestine was 8, Marguerite 9, George 6,
Auguste 1 1/2. The children all lived in St. Clair Co., and Michael
Germaine and wife Marie Threasa are buried in Freeburg. If anyone
knows anything more about Jean Nicolas Klein, pass it along to
me and I'll see that Vera gets the word. (House of Sebastien?)
Maslen of Lucan, ON., notes that a couple of her sons were surprised
to find out that they were married after reading the last newsletter.
We had Terry married on April 26th, 1991, and his brother Gary
hooked up on May 30, 1991. I guess 1992 is when the weddings will
take / took place. Hope the girls involved are still the same
as earlier reported. I'm not going to take a chance on that by
printing them again. Please send photos of weddings and clips
so we can get it right in the next newsletter. Maybe.
also asked for computer files on all of the family, and sent disks
for me to copy them on. That's a great way to get lots of information.
My files are all in Microsoft Word on a Macintosh computer. If
you have access to any Macintosh, you should be able to open and
read the files. If not, there are conversion programs that should
allow you to create IBM compatable files. (House of Louis)
Detzler of Durham, ON., son of Amelia Lobsinger Detzler, writes
that his mother is recuperating from a stroke last May. We had
a short opportunity to visit her in the hospital last June shortly
after it happened. Amelia is my great aunt, youngest sister of
my grandfather Luke Lobsinger. Anyway, Joe says she is happy at
Brucelea Haven Nursing home.
reports that he has remarried as of March 13, 1991, to Sherrin
Leathem. Other family developments - Joe's son Tracy Detzler and
wife have a new son, Evan Carter Detzler, born Nov. 2, 1990. Well,
maybe that's not too new, but it's been awhile since we've heard
from Joe. (House of Peter)
Lobsinger of Detroit writes to say he appreciated the story and
picture of his sister Agnes in the last newsletter. She was 100
years old on Feb. 23, 1992. He asked for a couple of extra copies,
which we gladly sent. (House of Louis)
Lang, Calgary, AB., sent us a nice Christmas card and a bit of
news. Says his sister Terry Anne Lang is tired of the subarctic
cold of Winnipeg and is taking a vacation in Cuba so she can "visit
a communist country before they're all gone". Greg's other
sister Amy Lang collects stamps and would love to get some from
other Lobsingers but is too shy to write. Contact her at 65 Bobolink
Bay, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 4K2. Greg sent us a photo of himself
which is reprinted in here somewhere. (House of Peter)
Anthony Lobsinger, son of Gordon Anthony and Yvonne Lankowski
Lobsinger, who attends the seminary in Toronto, ON., writes that
he professed first vows to the Congregation of the Resurrection
on August 15, 1990 at Resurrection College Chapel in Waterloo,
ON., The photo of him and his parents printed somewhere in this
newsletter was taken following the ceremony. Currently, he is
in his second year of studying theology at St. Michael's College
of the University of Toronto in preparation for ordination to
the priesthood. (House of Louis)
and Gertrude Lobsinger of Birmingham, MI sent a nice letter. Clarence
is another of Agnes Ducharme's doting brothers and was pleased
to see the story of her 100th birthday, too. He says brother Irwin
(Lobby) and his wife Ruth Lobsinger visit Agnes daily at her nursing
home, and brother David entertains the senior citizens with his
son Michael lives about 4 blocks from him now, and he can keep
closer track of his grandkid's activities. His grand daughter
Michelle is 14 years old and won 2nd place in "a World Figure
Skating competition" in Birmingham. (House of Louis)
J. Lobsinger of Warren, MI., sent us a snapshot of himself and
grand daughter Megan Marie Cross, daughter of Laurie Ellen and
James A. Cross. Megan arrived April 20, 1990. He also reports
that son Terry Richard Lobsinger will be married June 20, 1992
to Renee Wojechowski, and add her to the list of relatives. Done.
(House of Peter)
and Sarogini Lang of Toronto, ON., sent some postage money, but
no letter this time. We enjoyed visiting with them last year on
our trip to Ontario. Tony showed us all the high spots in a whirlwind
tour. Now if we only had a month or two to absorb the rest of
Toronto. (House of Peter)
Allen of Davison, MI., says finding the picture of her great uncle
John Jospeh Mier in the last issue brought back many childhood
memories of visits to his farm in years past. (House of Joseph
Lobsinger Woelfle of Brandon, MS., wrote for the address of Ken
Lobsinger in South Haven, MS., because she was going to be in
the area in February. We passed on Ken's new address and hope
they managed to get together to swap Lobsinger stories. Haven't
heard from either of them since, however. Linda is from the House
of Louis, and Ken is from the House of Michael.
Lobsinger Nicholson of Kitchener, ON., whom we had the pleasure
of meeting on our visit to Ontario last summer, sent us a note
from Panama City, FL., while she was on vacation this February.
She is the youngest child of Francis Xavier Lobsinger and Christina
has sad news to report that her sister Dorothy Bellinger passed
away Dec. 23, 1991. She was born Aug. 11, 1913. Please send us
a clip of her obituary for the next issue. Late is better than
also reports that her brother Lorne Lobsinger who lives in Durham
has suffered a fall and is in the Durham hospital. We hope he
is recuperating nicely. (House of Louis)
Lobsinger McIntee of Pincher Creek, AB., sent us a nice note and
wants us to keep the newsletter coming to her and her grandson
Ron Valin of Coaldale. We will. She reports nice winter weather
with lots of Chinooks. (House of Louis)
J. and Sally A. Lobsinger of Madison Heights, MI., sent us a check
for postage, but no news. Maybe next time. (House of ???)
Lobsinger Margrett of Brantford, ON., sends greetings from her
town, where they have had blue skies, cold temperatures, but almost
no snow this year. We enjoyed visiting with Anne and her sisters
last summer and look forward to seeing them again on some future
trip. (House of Louis)
G. Lobsinger of Holiday, FL., sends a note saying he would like
to continue receiving the newsletter. We printed his name as Vernon
in a past issue, and he says that is a mistake. It should be Verne.
He should know - and we've got it fixed now. Verne is the son
of Lorenz Joseph Lobsinger and Elsie Mary Conley Paxson. (House
and John Zitars of Waterloo, ON., sent us a new address but no
news to go along with it. (House of Louis)
and Mary Grambusch of Herald, CA., sent a short note but not much
news from California, either. (House of Louis)
has been received of the death of Victor Lobsinger of St. Catherines,
ON., but we have no details. Anyone with a copy of his obituary
notice is invited to send it to us for the next newsletter. (House
"Lion" Thrshers well be manufactured for the annual
Mildmay Reunion and International Plowing Matches. The limited
edition threshers will be about 32" long and will sell for
about $250 each. Lion Threshers were manufactured by Lobsinger
Brothers at the Mildmay, ON., foundry for many years, and several
units are in the Ontario Agricultural Museum. John and Dolores
Schmidt, who were recently contacted for permission to make the
models, will send us more information on the project as it becomes
available. They will be sold as fund raisers for the celebrations,
which will be held next year. (House of Peter)
Lang of Toronto recently presented a couple of papers at an ornithological
conference near Orlando, FL., and while in the area went "birding"
with friends in central Florida, near Ft. Meyers, and in the Everglades
and Keys. He says he finds the area much too developed, but did
find new species and new habitats during his field trips. Tony's
wife Sarogini is planning a trip back to Saskatoon in July to
attend her sister's wedding. (House of Peter)
Schulte of Grand Rapids, MI, writes that he came across our last
newsletter and decided to see if we had any information on his
wife's family. She is the former Jacklyn Della Carter, a daughter
of Glenadine Louise Lobsinger Carter, daughter of William Lobsinger,
son of Peter Paul Lobsinger, son of Joseph Carl Lobsinger. From
there, we were able to send him charts showing the lineage all
the way back to Langatte, France. He also provided valuable information
as to some of the descendents of William Lobsinger, which we sorely
lacked. (House of Joseph Carl)
Lorne and Elly Lobsinger of Maple Ridge, B.C., sent us a nice
package of propaganda about their beautiful province in anticipation
of our visit there this summer. Unfortunately, we don't think
we will be able to make it after all this summer. Too many other
problems at hand that need caring for at home...(House of George)
reports that John Allen Collett, son of Caroline Lobsinger, has
died at age 81. Collett was the mayor of Merritt, B.C., for 27
years. No date. Over all, Lorne says it has not be a particularly
good year for "Lobsingerus Pacificus", which he calls
a "sorry lot" during the past several months due to
various and sundry illnesses. We hope everyone is recuperating
by now. Our best to Lorne's sisters Rita, Marie, and Ruby, and
all the clan out there. (House of George)
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