5 No. 3 - February 1994 to July 1994
in front of the Luke Lobsinger homestead in Lake Worth, FL., are
Luke's family. From left, Catherine (Lobsinger) Foster, John Ross
Lobsinger, Phillip A. Lobsinger, Luke's wife Mary Jane (Ross)
Lobsinger, Margaret Ann Lobsinger, and Barbara Jane (Edwards)
Lobsinger. Photo was taken in the mid '50s.
Third Oldest House In Lake Worth, Florida, Torn Down
Cheryl Rosamond Coastal Observer
7, 1994 - The third oldest house in Lake Worth was demolished
last week. It took with it a lot of memories of happy days in
Lake Worth. The house at 230 North L Street, owned by the Lobsinger
family, had become too old and unsafe to live in, according to
former City Commissioner Phil Lobsinger.
wood frame house was built in 1911 when Lake Worth was known as
the Townsite of Lucerne. Luke William Lobsinger and his wife,
Mary Jane, moved into the house in 1913. When they purchased the
house, they were also given five acres of land on Lake Worth Road.
father always had a standard joke about the City of Lake Worth,"
he said. "He and my mother got married in Canada. They got
on the train and came as far south as the train came. They were
building a railroad from Jacksonville to Key West. They were building
it with two crews. One crew came from the south and one came from
Ft. Lauderdale, they ran into mangrove roots and that slowed it
down," he said. "The train came to the City of Lucerne,
then it had to back up to West Palm Beach to go back north. After
a few years, they renamed the town Lake Worth. My dad's initials
were LW and he always joked that they name the town after him."
Lobsingers raised their family in Lake Worth and Phil's sisters,
Margaret Ann and Barbara Jane still live in another house on the
were two houses on the lot and the big house got so bad it had
to be demolished," Phil said. "My brother-in-law still
lived in the house until three weeks ago. My other sister passed
on and her husband lived there. The house was unsafe for him to
live there and we were finally able to move him across the street.
They lived there 40 years."
house was a two-story building with six rooms downstairs and seven
was a pretty big house," he said. "The house was left
to the children. My folks had six children, three boys and three
girls. One of them (Luke, Jr.,) was killed in the service. There
were five left and when mother and dad passed on it was left to
the five of us. My brother Jack and I gave our shares to the three
girls so they would have a house to live in. We already had houses
and we didn't need it."
Lobsinger has lived there most of her life. She is retired from
the Telephone Company.
father bought the house and added the back porch, the front porch
and the upstairs," Margaret said. "The house was finally
finished in 1928. The house withstood the 1928 hurricane. It knocked
the house lopsided, but it still stood."
said that during the hurricane, a wooden two-by-four flew through
flew right through one window in the living room and out another
window," she said. "We were just fortunate that nobody
was in the way."
the board flew through the house, Luke took his family across
the street to a house he owned at 219 North L Street.
all held hands and walked across the street," Margaret said.
"The house at 219 North L was made of brick and stucco."
said her father had one of the first cars in Lake Worth. "We
not only had one car, we had two cars," she said. "They
were both Dodges. They looked like big boxes." Luke was a
painter and interior decorator who worked out of his home. He
loved to fish and Margaret said her father was instrumental in
having the Lake Worth Pier built.
kept saying, 'Lake Worth should have a fishing pier,''" she
her brother Phil became a City Commissioner the issue of building
a fishing pier was put to a vote of the people and they voted
in favor of the idea.
several years, they had a plaque just as you enter the pier showing
who the commissioners were when it was built," Margaret said.
Luke was famous for smoking fish in his backyard.
were three big drums where he used to smoke the fish," she
Lobsinger built another addition to his home. "My father
built the first wine cellar in Lake Worth," said Barbara
Lobsinger. "People told him he couldn't build a wine cellar
in Florida because it would sink. He said 'Just watch me,"
and he did it!
wine cellar was still there when the house was torn down.
used to put grapes in a bottle, put a balloon on top and put it
down in the wine cellar and when the balloons pop he had wine,"
Lobsinger family were devout Catholics and their home was one
of two where services were held for the Sacred Heart parish.
City of Lake Worth had no church for Catholics," Margaret
said. "We held Mass in homes so people could worship without
going to West Palm Beach."
Jane Lobsinger sang in the church choir.
house at 230 North L Street held a lot of history from Lake Worth's
early days. Margaret said her father built a fireplace in the
living room and some people took small chunks of the bricks to
keep as souvenirs, small reminders of days gone by. (House of
Ruth Lobsinger Weds Steve Maxwell
Ruth Lobsinger and Steve Maxwell were united in marriage at Trinity
Lutheran Church in Walkerton, ON., Canada on July 17, 1993.
is the daughter of Ron and Jeanette Lobsinger of Walkerton, ON.,
and a granddaughter of Irwin and Ruth Lobsinger, also of Walkerton.
She also has an older brother Paul and a younger sister Heather.
Following their honeymoon in Antigua, they took up residence in
and Mrs. Steve Maxwell
Lobsinger On Winning Ice Skating Team
Diamond Chips, Mildmay, On., Ladies' Precision Ice Skating Team
won a Bronze Medal in competition at St. Thomas, On., and a Silver
at the "Cupid Capers" in Durham, On. Chyleen Lobsinger
is a member of the team.
at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, March 22,1994, Michael
Lobsinger, in his 99th year. Beloved husband of the late Amaline
(Emily) Craig who he married in Hamilton on November 6th, 1919.
Loving father of Bernice and Husband Leonard Maslen of Lucan;
Helen Bannon, Rita and husband Harry Mogk, Harold Lobsinger and
wife Lois, all of Stratford and Elmer Lobsinger of Hamilton. Dear
grandfather of 29 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Also
survived by one brother, Giles Lobsinger of Stratford. Predeceased
by a son Earl in infancy, a daughter-in-law Maureen Lobsinger,
son-in-law Michael Bannon, 2 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
and relatives may call at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford
on Thursday, 2-4, 7-9 pm. The mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church on Friday,
March 25,1994 at 11 am. Rev. Wilfred Bourque will be the Celebrant.
Burial will follow in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy,
donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the
charity of your choice. Parish Prayers will be said 8 pm Thursday
at the funeral home. (House of Louis)
longtime resident of Mildmay (recently at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton)
Emelia Matilda Detzler passed away on Thursday, February 3rd,
1994 in her 84th year.
former Emelia Lobsinger, beloved wife of the late Edwin Joseph
Detzler. Dear mother of Joe and his wife Sherrin of Durham; Elberta
and her husband Wex Rix of Hamilton; Paul and his wife Cathy of
Guelph; Kathy and her husband Sandy Limebeer of Guelph. Fondly
remembered by 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one
brother, Dr. Leonard Lobsinger of Sarnia. Predeceased by 10 brothers.
paid their respects at the Greg Roberts Funeral Home, Mildmay
on Friday with a Vigil Service at 8:45 pm. Funeral Mass was conducted
by Fr. Michael Bennett at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church,
Mildmay, on Saturday, February 5, 1994 at eleven o'clock. Spring
interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mildmay.
were Tracey Detzler, Dale Detzler, Kevin Rix, Craig Rix, John
MacLeod and John Schmidt. Flower bearers were April Detzler, Scott
MacLeod and Cole Detzler. (House of Peter)
Lobsinger passed away January 1, 1994 at the age of 93 in Birmingham,
years before his death, Clarence J. Lobsinger was honored as a
hero by the United States Senate. In 1973, Clarence raced along
a set of railway tracks to stop a freight train from hitting a
vehicle which had crash landed on the tracks. He was hailed as
a 'story-book hero' in a Detroit newspaper article which told
how Clarence waved his hat like a flag and lit matches to attract
the attention of the train's engineer. The train stopped less
than 200 feet from the vehicle which had an 18 year old occupant.
was born in Carlsruhe, ON., on August 18, 1900, and moved to the
United States in 1916. He married Gertrude M. Lambe in Detroit
in 1945. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude, son Michael J.
Lobsinger (Francis) of Bloomfield Hills, MI., daughter Maureen
Keane (John) of Seattle, Washington, and grandchildren Michelle,
Joseph, and Michael. He is also survived by brothers Edwin Lobsinger
of Kitchener, David Lobsinger of St. Clair Shores, MI., and Irwin
Lobsinger of Walkerton.
was a retired security guard who enjoyed gardening and northern
mass was held Wednesday, January 5, at Holy Name Church, Birmingham,
MI. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI
donations to the American Heart Association would be appreciated
as expressions of sympathy. (House of Louis)
John Lobsinger & Crew Receive
'Call Of The Year' Rescue Award
Jounice L Nealy, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
the front and the back tires that were flattened during the accident,
Heather Shores was wedged face down beneath the car.
her head and one arm were free from the death grip that the 4,000
pound 19 78 Pontiac Firebird had on the rest of her body. She
had a 1 percent chance of living, emergency medical workers estimated
at the accident eight months ago.
strong, healthy Shores personally said thank you Friday to the
six-member crew from Station 43 who arrived first on the scene
to save her life.
feel good," she said. "If it wasn't for them, I'd be
21, presented the "Call of the Year" award to Lt Mary
Catherine Madigan, Paramedics John Lobsinger and James Guyn and
Emergency Medical Technicians Damian Bodden, George Perez, and
nice to see things come together and work so well," Lobsinger
said of the rescue effort.
and Perez said they appreciated the recognition, but were more
impressed with Shores' recovery.
didn't think she was going to live," Perez said. "She
Beach County Fire-Rescue held its sixth annual Emergency Medical
Service Appreciation Award Ceremony in honor of EMS week at the
Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach.
is probably the first time that anyone has come to say thank you
that was on this kind of call," Madigan said.
then 20, ended up under the car that she was ejected from after
it collided with another Oct. 6 on Military Trail near Canal Drive,
west of Boynton Beach. She had run a stop sign and was not wearing
a seat belt, according to Florida Highway patrol reports.
the six rescue workers arrived, bystanders said Shores had just
lost a pulse, although emergency medical workers could detect
shallow breathing. The couple in the other car had minor injuries.
immediately called a trauma alert to Delray Community Hospital,
for Trauma Hawk, special operations for extrication, extra rescue
for the other (two) patients, and extra units for a landing zone,"
Shores' heart stopped with the car still on top of her.
thought she basically was dead," Madigan said.
minutes, rescue workers had the car off of her. Then they got
her heart started again. Madigan said they were concerned about
spine and head injuries, but, except for a severe burn to the
back of the thigh, Shores, who works at Publix, said she is now
back in good health.
Albert H. Ruetz, OSB, of Muenster, SK, writes that Sr. Elizabeth
Ludwig of Estevan made a retreat at St. Peter's Abbey, where he
lives. He was the director of the retreat, and was surprised to
find that she knew they were related because of the Lobsinger
newsletter. She is the daughter of Henry Ludwig and Catherine
Fornwald, a daughter of Catherine Lobsinger and Andrew Fornwald,
daughter of Jean Louis Lobsinger and Katherina Gehl, which puts
her in the House of Louis. Fr. Ruetz, if we're not mistaken, is
the son of Anthony Ruetz and Appolonia Hoffarth. Anthony was the
son of Frank Ruetz and Caroline Lobsinger. Caroline was the daughter
of Peter Michel Lobsinger and Maria Anne Meyer, which puts him
in the House of Peter.
Lobsinger of Mildmay, ON., attended the 45th and final Anniversary
Banquet of the Mildmay Women's Institute in May. The group was
officially disbanded at the meeting, but received their 45th anniversary
Certificate of Merit. Ellen was a charter member of the group,
whose first meeting was held on January 18th, 1949. (House of
(Lobsinger) Schmidt, Mildmay, ON., wrote in May to inform us of
the Frank Lobsinger Reunion held on June 12th at Bingeman Park
in Kitchener. One of these years, we'll be on vacation at the
right time to crash one of these get-togethers. But this isn't
the year. Dolores also reports that husband John is still busy
playing horseshoes in two different leagues. (House of Peter)
Cecilia Ludwig, Estevan, SK., sent us her family tree information
and photos of her family and a 60th wedding anniversary picture
of her and her late husband Vincent. She says they have met quite
a few cousins in Ontario and got to know Florence Kretsch and
her family. Cecilia is another daughter of Catherine Fornwald
and granddaughter of Katherina Gehl and Jean Louis Lobsinger.
(House of Louis)
Lobsinger, Lake Worth, FL., is studying to be a Fire Investigator,
and still working at various construction jobs in the area. He's
built half the new tennis courts in South Florida in recent years.
He also coaches some kids baseball teams and his daughter Samantha
is the only girl on the team. (House of Peter)
Lorenzo Lobsinger Family at his December 5, 1981 50th Anniversary
Celebration. From left, Donald Lobsinger, Jacqueline (Lobsinger)
Doss, Ronald Lobsinger, Linda (Lobsinger) Atkins, Irene (Palmer)
and husband Leslie Lorenzo Lobsinger (now deceased), Kenneth Lobsinger,
Carol Lobisnger (Lane), June Lobsinger (Carr), and Patricia Lobsinger
Lane, Arnold, MO., sent us several address corrections and reports
that her daughter Marlene Goveia and husband recently adopted
a baby boy named Andrew Eugene. Carol is the daughter of Irene
Lobsinger and the late Leslie Lobsinger. She says it is exciting
to know there are so many relatives around the world, because
there are so few in her branch of the family. (House of Michel)
K Smith, Webb City, MO., sent us what she has collected on the
Lobsinger family, and it turns out she has uncovered a fourth
person - we think all 4 might be siblings, children of an unknown
Lobsinger from about 1645 in Langatte, FR. We were aware of Ann
Catherine Lobsinger, Jean Pierre Lobsinger, and Nicolas Lobsinger
from whom most all American and Canadian Lobsingers descend. Terri
is a descendant of Marguerite Lobsinger, born 1672, who was married
to a Sebastien Lux. Her Marguerite is closely intertwined with
the families of the other three through intermarriage and god
parenting, etc. This line eventually included a family of Kleins
who moved to the St. Louis area from which she is descended. Don't
have a "House" to put her in yet.
(Lobsinger) Maslen, Lucan, ON., writes to inform us of the death
of her father Michael Lobsinger of Stratford. She says he was
not sick very long and was able to stay in his own home until
about 5 days before he died. The good news is that her son Terry
Maslen and his wife Lori have a new baby girl born Nov. 2, 1993,
named Sarah Danielle Maslen. (House of Louis)
story of the Lobsinger House in Lake Worth, FL., was sent to us
by John F. Lobsinger, grandson of Luke William Lobsinger, who
first purchased and added to the structure in about 1913. (House
Elizabeth Braun, Bartlett, IL., daughter of Norma Braun, daughter
of Helen Reefer, daughter of Barbara Meir, daughter of Joseph
Carl Lobsinger, writes asking prayers for her mother who is undergoing
lengthy and painful medical treatment. Norma Braun is an extraordinary
woman with 10 children and 22 grandchildren. Helen says she enjoys
every issue of the newsletter. (House of Joseph Carl)
E. Lobsinger, Calgary, AB., sent us a clipping from the Calgary
Herald telling of the attempt by the cult of Scientology to spread
their Narconon "drug treatment" program into Alberta.
The story mentioned some of the work we had done here in Oklahoma
in exposing the group when they attempted to take over an abandoned
Indian School here several years ago. James says he appreciates
the newsletter and looks forward to each issue. He is the son
of Leo Lobsinger and Agnes Bross. Leo is the son of Frank Xavier
Lobsinger and Caroline Krug. Frank X is the son of Joseph L and
Mary Grossman. Joseph L is the son of Peter Michel Lobsinger,
which puts him in the House of Peter. James says he has quite
a bit of information on the life of Leo Lobsinger and the early
days in Regina, SK., which he intends to send to us as soon as
they finish renovating their home. His photo album contains pictures
of many of the family, including Alex Lobsinger whose photo was
in the last issue. Alex and Leo played baseball and hookey - uh,
make that hockey - together. He also has a photo of his grandfather
Frank Lobsinger. (House of Peter)
M. (Lobsinger) Richardson and husband Scott have been moving around.
They are in the service and have sent us a couple of new addresses
since the last newsletter. We hope we have it all straight. (House
Lobsinger, Millard, NB., sent us an interesting map of the area
of France where Langatte is located. Someday we might even get
a chance to use it. Jerome is the son of William G. Lobsinger,
son of Joseph G Lobsinger, son of George Lobsinger, which makes
him a member of the House of George. In another letter, Jerome
sent us more names and addresses. His latest address puts him
in Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. His son Christopher
James, you'll remember from past issues, has been in Australia
for several years studying. Chris is now apparently in Auchenflower,
Brisbane, Queensland. And by the looks of the names over his address,
he is now married. Send us some details, one of you!
other sons, John Mark William and wife Karla Lobsinger are still
holding down the fort in Millard, NE, and Roland is off seeking
his fortune in Tipton, IA. (House of George)
Chute writes to inform us that Kathleen Krachling is now at the
Golden Years Nursing Home in Cambridge and doing well. We appreciate
the new address. (House of Louis)
M. Lang, Calgary, AB., reports he has become quite interested
in animation and belongs to the Quickdraw Animation Society, which
is a co-operative where members share access to equipment that
would otherwise be too expensive. (House of Peter)
Jude T. Ellinghausen, North Branch, Ml., writes that he is the
son of Joseph Ellinghausen, son of Barney and Louise (Lobsinger)
Ellinghausen, Louise was a daughter of Jacob Lobsinger and Agnes
Weiler. That makes Fr. Jude one of the very, very few known members
of the House of Jacob. He received a copy of the newsletter from
Dolores Tschirhart, and sent us quite a bit of helpful information
on that branch of the family, as well as the photos of Bernerd
and Louise (Lobsinger) Ellinghausen . Fr. Ellinghausen is pastor
of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in North Branch, Ml.. (House
of Jacob Anthony)
The family photo of Dan
and Sheryl Lobsinger of St. Albert, AB, shows the Lobsinger clan
continues to generate some pretty good looking youngsters. Dan
is the son of Frank Hugh Lobsinger, son of John Eugene Lobsinger,
son of Ignatius F Lobsinger, son of Peter Michel Lobsinger. (House
Lobsinger family at Christmas, 1993. Dan, wife Sheryl, and children
Daniel 5 years, left, and Davis, 4 years, right, live in St. Albert,
AB. (House of Peter)
old friend Barney Lobsinger of Windsor, ON., says his son-in-law
Ron Hiller would like to be on the list, so we added him. Barney
is the fellow who was a professional wrestler in his younger days.
He told us about that, but forgot to tell us much about his family.
We presume that if he has a son-in-law, he probably has a daughter
that we have no record of. Fill us in, will you, Barney? Any other
and his wife went south to Florida in December by car, and both
got sick on the trip. Instead of 2 months in the sun, they had
three weeks in a hospital, but all are doing well as of March
'94. (House of Louis)
Lobsinger, Denver and Apache Junction, AZ., faithfully sends us
his biannual change of address. We can tell how far behind we
are in putting out the newsletter by the number of address changes
he sends. Harold is a delightful fellow in his young 80s, whom
we had the pleasure of visiting several years ago while we were
in the Phoenix area. (House of Antoine)
Joe Detzler, Durham,
ON., writes to tell us the sad news that his mother, Emelia (Lobsinger)
Detzler passed away February 3, 1994. Her photo with her great
grandchildren is also courtesy of Joe. (House of Peter)
Lobsinger Detzler several years ago, with her great grandchildren
Cole Detzler, left, and April Detzler, the children of Tracy Detzler.
She was 84 years old at her death in February 1994.
(Lobsinger) Long wrote us in February that this has been one of
the worst winters for cold and snow she's ever seen in Buffalo,
NY, and because of her health, she has been cooped up since before
Christmas inside the house. Bea was 86 in April, and still has
a good sense of humor about her in spite of the weather and flu
season. (House of Louis)
Kretsch, Harper Woods, Ml., says he enjoys the newsletter very
much. He is the son of Helen (Lobsinger) Kretsch of Walkerton.
(House of Louis)
Lobsinger sent us her family photo. She and her late husband Leslie
Lorenzo Lobsinger lived most of their lives in the St. Louis area.
The photo was taken at their 50th Wedding Anniversary, Dec. 5th,
1981. (House of Michel)
Eileen Devison, Waterloo, ON., sent us a change of address and
information on her family that will help fill in the blanks. She
also gave us the new address of Kathleen Kraehling, which we appreciate.
(House of Louis)
and Dolores (Lobsinger) Schmidt, Mildmay, ON., also dropped us
a copy of the obituary of Emelia (Lobsinger) Detzler, as they
live next door to her in Mildmay. Emelia Detzler was a sister
of Luke Lobsinger, who moved to Lake Worth, FL., and whose house
is our feature story this issue. They also sent us a notice of
the death of Clarence Lobsinger on January 1, 1994.
is always nice to hear from Al and Penny Spidel of Nanaimo, BC.
We enjoyed visiting them about this time last summer and hope
to return again to the northwest someday. We were hoping to sneak
back for an Alaskan cruise this year, but there are too many things
going on. Finishing brother Mark's house, for instance. Penny
is the daughter of Ruby (Lobsinger) Chase who celebrated her 80th
birthday with them in February. They were joined for the occasion
by Ruby's brother Lorne Lobsinger and his wife Elly, and some
of the other members of the Pacific Lobsinger clan. Earlier, we
received a nice Christmas card from Penny, Al, and Ruby. (House
and Sarojini Lang of Toronto, as well as many others, sent us
nice sympathy cards upon learning of the accidental death of brother
Mark. All are profoundly appreciated. Work on a house for his
family began about last October, but quickly stalled due to lousy
weather. We finally got the concrete poured in May, and the framing
is almost finished, thanks to volunteer help from all over town.
Our vacation this June consisted of helping finish this project.
It's far enough along now that Mark's kids can tell what it is
and they are starting to squabble over who gets which bedroom.
(House of Peter)
Kretsch, Elbow, SK., youngest son of Florence (Lobsinger) Kretsch,
writes to inform us of an omission in the obituary of Agnes Ducharme.
Milton says Agnes was his aunt, sister of his mother Florence,
who passed away on August 27, 1991, and she was not mentioned.
Sorry, we print them as we get them and appreciate folks sending
in corrections to keep everything accurate. Milton also reports
that his brother Cyril Kretsch also passed away on Feb. 14, 1991.
(House of Louis)
Louis Lobsinger, Edmonton, AB., got ahold of a newsletter and
found it very interesting to read about his many relatives. He
is the grandson of Louis Lobsinger of St. Clements, ON, and the
youngest son of Oscar Lobsinger. His brother was Douglas Lobsinger,
who died in 1986. Doug is survived by his wife Fay and their children
Debbie, Terry and Carol and grandchildren, all of Sarnia, ON.,
which answers some questions we had about some of the Lobsingers
we found in Sarnia but couldn't put into their proper place in
the family tree.
and his wife Anne (Dewar) have three children: Randy, Steve, and
Lee Anne who is married to Barry Robinson. The Robinsons have
three children as well: Adam, Kayleen and Samantha. All of them
live in Edmonton except Steve who moved to Vancouver, BC.
wants to know if the House of Louis was named after his grandfather
Louis Lobsinger. Actually, the House of Louis was named after
his great-grandfather Jean Louis Lobsinger. We didn't know his
first name was Jean at the time. Jean Louis Lobsinger was one
of seven children of Count Joseph Lobsinger of Langatte, France.
Count Joseph moved to Ontario. He had two brothers who settled
in the St. Louis area.
arbitrarily designated "houses" to each of Count Joseph's
children to help keep things straight, since his family was so
large. The others are Peter Michel, Joseph Carl, Anthony Jacob,
Paul, Mary, and George.
addition, we have designated "houses" to each of Count
Joseph's brothers who settled in the US - Michael, and Antoine.
Those families are smaller and easier to keep track of.
have added Ken to the mailing list, so he can catch up on all
of this! Welcome to the Lobsinger club. (House of Louis)
Lobsinger, Hamilton, ON., says whoever wrote the obituary for
Agnes Ducharme couldn't count very good, as there were actually
11 children in the family of John Lobsinger: Edward, Helen, Christina,
Isabel, Florence, and Agnes; and Alfred (Edwin), Clarence, David,
Norman, and Irwin. His letter was written in January, so the ranks
of John Lobsinger's family have sadly become smaller since then.
Clement says his Uncle Clarence was his favorite as he used to
tease them when they were children. Clement says Clarence would
astound the smaller kids by throwing his voice to the sky, making
the sound of an airplane overhead, and then delight in watching
them all look up trying to find it. (House of Louis)
Lobsinger, Minneapolis, MN., also sent us an appreciated note
of sympathy upon Mark's death. We had the opportunity of meeting
Harvey and his delightful wife Bev awhile back while on a business
trip to Minneapolis. (House of Peter)
Karges sent us a card in January with her mother's new address.
Kathleen Kraehling has many friends in the Lobsinger clan, and
most of them wrote in with her new address at the Golden Years
Nursing Home in Cambridge, ON. Better too many than none. (House
Lobsinger, Stratford, writes to tell us that her husband Giles
birthplace was Neustadt, and not Carlsruhe as she had earlier
thought. She also sent us a list of their children and grandchildren
to plug into our Lobsinger data base. (House of Louis)
Walsh, Brantford, ON., sent us a lovely card and note, as well
as notice that she and husband Len had arranged for a Mass to
be said for Mark Lobsinger by her brother, Bishop Tom Lobsinger
of Whitehorse, YT. Mark's family was very appreciative. (House
R Lobsinger, Walkerton, ON., sent us a package of several items...
a corrected obituary notice on Agnes Ducharme that had all of
her sisters listed; A notice and photo of his daughter Ruth's
marriage; and a clipping of the obituary notice of Clarence Lobsinger.
(House of Louis)
K Stevens of Plymouth, Ml, writes to ask how we keep up with all
of these different people. It isn't easy, anymore! The computer
is about to overflow, and the list gets longer each time we try
to put a newsletter together. But it's lots of fun. June says
if it wasn't for the newsletter, she wouldn't have known of the
death of a cousin (Robert W. Lobsinger) whom she hadn't seen since
childhood days. June is the daughter of Melvin R. Lobsinger, and
granddaughter of George M. Lobsinger. (House of Peter)
Mary Grambusch says she
enjoys the newsletter every time it comes out, and was pleased
to see everyone enjoyed her sister's (Denise Gemma) article on
Langatte, France. She sent the photo, left, of Denise's new baby
girl, Marina Gemma, being held by her daughter, Sarah Grambusch.
(House of Louis)
(Lobsinger) Edwards of Bentonville, AR., reports on the events
in the Phillip Lobsinger family. Patricia, one of Phillip's many
children, is presently teaching nursing for Northwest Arkansas
Community College. She also attends Oklahoma University at the
University Center in Tulsa once a week to continue furthering
son, Luke Allen Edwards graduated from the University of Arkansas
with an accounting degree, but loves to build houses and is hoping
to combine the two into a career. He is married (3 years now)
to Terri, who loves art and is working toward teaching art at
the elementary level. They are planning for a baby this summer.
sister Mary Jane and her husband Don Alberty of Tulsa, Ok., already
have a 2 year old named Katherine "who already has lots of
'stuff' figured out."
sister, Christine Lobsinger is living in Fayetteville and up to
her "beak" in poultry research with the University of
Arkansas's animal science center. Patricia was fortunate (her
word, not mine) to have all of this crew for a New Year's Day
dinner. Most of them also were able to visit Florida where Phil
Lobsinger and his wife Louella live. Phil is one of the sons of
Luke William Lobsinger featured in our main story. (House of Peter)
Byron and Chris Lobsinger
of Lake Worth, FL., sent a family photo Christmas Card, so we
used it in this issue somewhere, too. They have two kids, Shawn
- age 8, and Stephen - age 5. (House of Peter)
Louis Lobsinger Family, Christmas 1993. Christine, Byron, Shaun
age 8, and Stephen age 5. (House of Peter)
friends in Belleville, IL, Leo and Nadine Lobsinger sent a nice
Christmas card and best wishes to all of the Lobsinger clan. We
were lucky enough to spend a few hours with them a couple of years
ago during vacation. (House of Michel)
ON., Bantam "B's" Won the WOAA Central Hockey Crown
recently (April '94) and Kurt Lobsinger was named as the Most
Valuable Goalie in the Tournament. Kurt is the son of Charles
P. Lobsinger and wife Marilee, and grandson of Seraphine P Lobsinger.
(House of Peter)
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