7 No. 4 - July 1998 - December 1998
Judy (Lobsinger) Crabtree Selected As
One Of Oklahoma's "Pioneering Women"
Dr. Judy (Lobsinger)
Crabtree, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lobsinger, Newkirk,
OK., has been selected to be featured in an exhibit of "Pioneering
Oklahoma Women" at the Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City,
exhibit also features many other Oklahoma notables including Olympic
Gold Medal Gymnist Shannon Miller, Philanthropist Madalyn Peel,
Sculptor Jo Saylors, Country and Western Singer Reba McIntyre,
Astronauts Jerri Cobb and Shannon Lucid, Civil Rights Advocate
Clara Luper, Prima Donna Maria Tallchief, National Mother of the
Year Gloria Langdon, several politicians and several Miss America
Pageant winners, among others.
Crabtree was selected for her work at Oklahoma University as a
genetic research scientist where she was instrumental in identifying
the gene defect that is responsible for certain pancreatic cancers.
She is now working with the National Institute of Health in Washington,
exhibit of these pioneering Oklahoma women is located in the newly
expanded Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City, OK. The museum, first
opened 40 years ago, was a backdrop to the famous Pioneer Woman
Statue commissioned in 1930 by Oklahoma Oilman, Governor, and
Congressman E.W. Marland, founder of what is now Conoco Oil Company.
Sculptor Bryant Baker was the artist who created the 17 foot tall
brass monument to the spirit of Oklahoma women. It weighs 12,000
pounds and on top of its pyramid base of native limestone, stands
some 30 feet high.
of the museum was taken over by the Oklahoma State Historical
Society and the facility was completely renovated and expanded
to triple its original size before being reopened to the public
on Saturday, September 26, 1998.
Pioneer Woman statue by Bryant Baker, stands as a monument to
the "nobility of the character of the pioneer women of America"
in the words of Conoco Oil Company founder E.W. Marland who commissioned
the work in 1930. The monument is located in Ponca City, OK.
Lobsinger Weds Michael Stoll In May Ceremony
wedding was held May 30, 1998 in Lake Worth, FL., in the gardens
at Hoffman's Chocolates. It went pretty good for a garden ceremony
that turned out to be a little damp when Florida decided to dump
some of it's famous liquid sunshine on the party. It rained before
the ceremony but fortunately, it stopped long enough for Heather
and Michael to get married and take some pictures.
ceremony was not without its other problems either. Heather's
sister Stacy sang during the ceremony and did a wonderful job
but had to quit halfway through the song because the sound system
failed. When they got the music turned on she finished the song
and Heather says she was very proud of her sister for not completely
convinced her to sing it again at the reception and she did great!
Everyone was truly amazed that she could sing so well. The reception
was at a nearby country club and it was a blast. Everyone had
a great time and the newly weds were sorry they had to leave when
they did. Mike's half-sister, Jeanne, sang at the reception as
well and she also did a great job. So, in spite of the rain, it
was a wonderful day, by Heather's account.
Mike and Heather spent
2 weeks in Hawaii for their honeymoon and they report having a
wonderful time. They spent 3 days on Oahu, 6 days on the big island,
and 3 days on Maui. Heather says each island is definitely unique!
Oahu was a little crowded for their tastes but they were staying
on a military base and their cabin was on a stretch of very nice
and Mrs. Philip Lobsinger,
parents of the bride
went to the Pearl Harbor Memorial of course, hiked to a lighthouse
and did some snorkeling. They enjoyed the big island the most,
and spent 3 days there in Volcano National Park and the other
3 days on the Kona coast at a wonderful bed and breakfast.
The volcano is a fascinating
place. They saw several craters and fissures where the lava had
flowed in the past.
photo: Stacy Lobsinger, sister of the bride, Philip A. Lobsinger,
father of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stoll, and Carolyn Lobsinger,
mother of the bride
also witnessed the current lava flow...from a distance. It was
flowing into the ocean and creating a huge cloud of steam. "Its
not very often that you get to see an state getting bigger! Maui
was nice too. Maui is the oldest island in the chain and so it
is also the greenest." Heather reports.
Maui they watched the sunrise from the top of an extinct volcano
and took a beautiful drive that was full of twists and turns,
one lane bridges and waterfalls. The drive ended (for them anyway)
at a set of pools formed at the bottom of waterfalls where you
could swim. Mike swam, Heather watched, because it was a little
too chilly for her!
stayed in Gainesville, Fl., for a few weeks after the honeymoon
trying to get some research done but she finally got moved to
Jacksonville with her new husband.. She has set up an office in
the spare bedroom and is working on her Master's thesis from there.
She is hoping to be done with her master's requirements by the
end of the year. Mike will be stationed in Jacksonville through
January and then it looks like they will be moving to Maryland.
is an aerospace engineer who has interned with Ford Motor Company
prior to returning to college to complete her Master's degree.
Michael is also an aerospace engineer who graduated from the Naval
Academy in 1992 and is now a helicopter pilot flying the SH-60B
Seahawk out of Mayport, FL.
new bride is the daughter of Philip A. and Carolyn (Harvell) Lobsinger
of Lake Worth, FL. (House of Peter)
Lobsinger Begins Career,
Family In Australia
new baby Daniel Joseph has the distinction of being the first
Lobsinger ever born in Australia. He arrived, courtesy of his
parents Chris and Ngaire Lobsinger, on October 1, 1997 in Queensland.
the son of Jerome M and Patricia (Melin) Lobsinger, grandson of
William G and Irene Mabel (Walker) Lobsinger, was born in 1963
on the Dakota prairie and graduated from Bishop Ryan High School
in Minot, ND in 1982. His college career started at Minot State
College where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Social Work before
he got the urge to go down under.
1988, Chris found himself at the University of Queensland, Brisbane,
Australia working on his master's degree in Social Work which
included study of recent developments in social work, group work,
neurolinguistic programming, and practical and theoretical study.
Chris says he always wanted to see Australia anyway, and the University
of Queensland had a good reputation in his chosen field.
graduation as a Master in Social Work, Chris went to work at the
Royal Brisbane Hospital where his service to patients and families
in medical and surgical wards included patient advocacy, counseling,
and referrals. He was also on the domestic violence response team
at the hospital.
1993, Chris went to work for Break Even, an agency administered
by Relationships Australia Queensland where he worked in individual,
couple and family counseling and developed educational materials
including a booklet on those subjects. He is currently providing
therapeutic services for refugees with an organization known as
Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma
(QPASTT). That organization offers therapy to people from the
former Yugoslavia, El Salvador, Somalia, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq,
Pakistan and other countries, as well as survivors of trauma during
the Second World War.
addition to his college training, Chris served in the North Dakota
National Guard as a 2nd Lt., combat medic, and is a trained and
certified Emergency Medical Technician. He continues to expand
his knowledge of his field with continuing education courses in
Family Therapy and is hoping to find time to return to school
to earn his Ph. D. Chris is also a member of several Australian
professional associations and has made presentations to Australia
and New Zealand Family Therapy Conferences and the Gambling Counselors
the side, Chris operates a small private practice, counseling
problem gamblers and maintains a website at http://www. ozemail.com.au/~cnlob/cv.html.
His email address is cnlob@ ozemail.com.au.
in between all of this activity, he managed to meet and marry
his wife Ngaire (NYree). She runs her own small business as a
supplier of specialty stationery supplies for veterinarians. Ngaire
is the daughter of Dr. John Schulz, and orthopedic surgeon, and
Pamela Schulz. The Schulz family was traveling back to Australia
and were in Wellington, New Zealand when she was born. They are
of English extraction, but their daughter was given a native New
Zealand name which means "Kiwi".
he is retaining his American Citizenship, Chris has also become
an Australian Citizen, and son Daniel will also have duel citizenship.
"I love America and so I am glad to have citizenship in both
countries. I left to come to Australia to study and then a number
of forces conspired to hold me here - not the least important
is my wife," Chris says.
factors came into play as well. Chris says that even experienced
Social Workers were having a difficult time finding work in North
Dakota at the time, and "Brisbane is beautiful, Minot (N.D.)
it sounds like Christopher James Lobsinger, the kid from North
Dakota, is pretty much committed to his new life in Australia.
And his new son Daniel Joseph Lobsinger will someday be thought
of as the patriarch of the House of Daniel, the first family of
native Australian Lobsingers. (House of George)
Wilson Weds Shanna Stewart
In Same Church As Her Parents
Wilson, son of Sharon (Lobsinger) and John Wilson, married Shanna
Stewart in Burlington, ON., April 25, 1998 in the same chruch
as her parents were married.
westher was beautiful, the food and drink were good and everyone
was in the mood to celebrate the special couple. Jeff's 84 year
old great-uncle, Barney Lobsinger and his wife Florence traveled
from Windsor to give the couple their good wishes.
Uncle Howard Lobsinger came from Montreal and his cousin Rhonda
Lobsinger came from Bellebille, to be at the occasion.
couple will live in Burlington, where Jeff is a computer technician
and Shanna is finishing her degree in Business Management at Sheridan
is the grandson of Laurier Lobsinger, son of Francis Lobsinger,
son of Jean Louis Lobsinger. (House of Louis)
Lobsinger Retires From Ontario Savings
After thirty-two years
of dedicated service to the Province of Ontario Savings Office,
thirteen of those as Manager, Wilma Lobsinger is beginning retirement.
Her friendly smile and pleasant disposition will be missed at
the office in Walkerton.
John Lobsinger Eyes Political Career
still in college, but Eric John Lobsinger, son of Stephen and
Fusayo (Kawazo) Lobsinger and grandson of Sylvester and Martha
(Schempp) Lobsinger, is looking forward to the day when he can
make a difference in American politics.
Junior at Washington University in St. Louis, is currently serving
as an intern with U.S. Representative John Shimkus (R-Illinois).
Eric works out of the congressman's district office in Collinsville,
Illinois and says he feels that the experience and general know-how
of the political process that he is gaining from the internship
justifies the many hours he spends volunteering.
attends fund raisers and parades and other public functions as
well as participating in the day-to-day activities of the congressman.If
that weren't enough to fill a summer, he also has a part time
job at the Washington University Law Library, "to make some
money for school next year."
stand-out in his high school class, Eric is majoring in history
and minoring in philosophy. He is active in Sigma Nu fraternity
at the college and is a current senator in the Student Union.
Eric also serves as president of Washingon University's College
Republican organization, and he intends to go on to law school
after he earns his bachelor's degree.
would be interested in corresponding with other college age Lobsingers
or Lobsinger descendants. His email address is ejlobsin@ artsci.wustl.edu.
(House of Michel)
Schnarr, Sonora, CA., (email@example.com) sent us updates on
her family, including daughter Tara Diane Schnarr Stadelman and
children, and Tiffany Rebecca Schnarr Johnson and daughter Kristen.
She notes that they live not far from Paul Lobsinger descendant
Lorraine Oneto Leigh of Pinecrest, CA. and she hopes to get in
contact with Lorraine in the near future. (House of Louis)
and Geraldine Lobsinger, Warren, MI, send news of a couple
more grand kids who have arrived in the past year.... Allyson
Rose Lobsinger was born Sept. 22, 1997 to Terry and Renee Lobsinger,
and Lindsey Elizabeth Cross was born June 8, 1998 to Laurie and
James Cross. That makes 6 grandchildren for Richard and Geraldine,
if we're all up to date. (House of Peter)
B. Franklin, Amarillo, TX., son of Dr. Oliver Franklin, noticed
that one of his brother's names was missing from the story about
the Franklin Serum Lab being torn down recently in the last issue.
Missing brother is William F. Franklin of Dallas. James says he
could give a good accounting of himself if he would. William is
a private investor in Dallas, Graduate of Amarillo High on 1949
and had the moxie to go on an African Safari by himself via Jeep
after graduation. William later got his law degree from the University
of Texas and was a carrier jet fighter pilot who survived a crash
at sea. (House of Paul)
an email message from Dr. Thomas Lobsinger (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Orilla, ON., who sent us an update on his family and asked to
be added to the mailing list. Dr. Tom is a family physician practicing
the full spectrum of medicine including Obstetrics and Emergency
work. He is married to Dr. Bernadine (Murphy) and they have three
children, Peter William, Claire Suzanne, and David Edward Brady.
He is the son of Dr. William J and Sheila (Brady) Lobsinger. (House
Kroeger, Cambridge, ON., says she was lost, but now is found.
She forgot to send us a change of address when she moved last
time around and wound up on our lost souls list. Her sister Cecilia
reminded her, and now we have her back on the list. Marjorie sent
us a photo of her latest grandson, Jordan Geoffrey Kroeger. She
also sent us an update on her immediate family. (Houe of Louis)
a postage fund check from Jim and Sharon Lobsinger, Huntsville,
ON., but no news to report. Maybe no news is good news. (House
Bass, Detroit, MI, (email@example.com) called us in August.
He is the grandson of the late Dorothy (Lobsinger) and Hatton
Bass, and was having trouble accessing our website because of
an old address. The internet provider we were using went broke
and we now have our own domain and new address instead, but the
old one keeps popping up on search engines anyway. So if you're
looking for us, the new Lobsinger Newsletter website is at: http://tradersbend.com.
Kevin is a police officer with the Detroit Police Department.
(House of Joseph Carl)
a change of address card but no news from Barbara and Rodney
K Lobsinger, now of Santa Rosa, CA. We don't have any info
on this family yet and would like to get it in the data base.
(House of Joseph Carl, I think)
youngest of Byron and Christine Lobsinger's 3 boys, turned 2 years
old recently. Photo is at left. Shawn is 13 now and Stephen is
10, Christine says. They are part of the Lake Worth, FL., clan.
(House of Peter)
mystery has been solved by Sharon Wilson, (SJWilson@ sympatico.ca)
the daughter of Laurier Lobsinger, son of Francis Lobsinger, son
of Jean Louis Lobsinger, son of Count Joseph Lobsinger. She has
discovered that Magdalena Lobsinger (1861-1904) who married Cornelius
Weiler, was the daughter of Joseph Carl Lobsinger and Mary Anne
Weiler. Joseph Carl Lobsinger (House of Joseph) was a brother
of Jean Louis (House of Louis). "It turns out that Cornelius
and Magdalena's daughter Elizabeth married her first cousin once
removed." It all fits. Sharon also sent us much information
on the Weiler and Girodat families which we haven't seen before.
She's doing a great job! (House of Louis/Joseph)
Elizabeth Ludwig, Edmonton, AB., sent us a complete update
on the descendants of Catherine Emma (Fornwald) Ludwig, so that
chart should be up to date to the current generation except for
the names of three youngsters yet to arrive. She also sent information
on Catherine Ludwig's siblings to fill out those charts as well.
We are gratefull. also for the updated address of Joe and Jenny
Kapfhamer and the donation to the postage fund. (House of Louis)
Lobsinger Family. Taken in October 1910. Back row, left to right:
Helen, born August 10, 1890; Agnes, born February 23, 1892, Christy,
born November 4, 1893, Florence, born May 17, 1895, and Edward,
born November 10, 1896. Bottom, left to right: Norman, born January
7, 1904, John Lobsinger born 1864, David, born March 29, 1902,
Clarence, born August 18, 1900, Bridget Lobsinger, born February
28, 1867, Isabel born November 21, 1898. Front and center: Irwin,
born December 28, 1906. Photo courtesy of Irwin's son Ron Lobsinger.
(Lobsinger) Nicholson, Kitchener, On., sends word of the death
last July of her brother Lorne Lobsinger at age 83. She also reports
that her husband James Nicholson has undergone two successful
surgeries during the past year and is slowly recovering with a
good prognosis. (House of Louis)
Dreams To Life...
Like Father, Like Son, Dr. Jim Wise Invests
In Oklahoma State University
issue, we brought you the story of Paul Wise, an Oklahoma Banker
and grandson of Paul Lobsinger, who donated $1 million to endow
a business college professorship at Oklahoma State University.
But the story doesn't end there.
the Wise family tradition of making OSU's dreams come true, last
spring Paul Wise's son, Jim made a "sizable gift" to
the Edmon Low Library Endowment enabling it to reach its first
major milestone - $1 million.
Wise, an ardent library supporter, joined a number of groups and
individuals who made the library a priority. One of the earliest
fund-raising efforts was the Student Government Association's
"Save Our Library" campaign and book sale in 1985. This
was followed by a challenge grant from the Kerr Foundation in
1990, which provided funds for both the endowment and the purchase
of library materials. The last gift needed to reach the $1 million
goal came from Jim Wise and will make possible future projects
such as the 21st Century Library Technology Endowment, the Women's
Archives at OSU and the Chief Wilma P. Mankiller Collection.
Edward R. Johnson, dean of Libraries, gives credit for this fund-raising
success to friends like the Wise family. "Alumni, faculty
and OSU supporters realize that a gift to the library has an unparalleled
impact on students and faculty," Johnson says.
the OSU Magazine
Edward Brady Lobsinger, born Oct. 7 1991, is the son of Dr.
Thomas Richard Lobsinger and Dr. Bernadine S. Murphy. He has a
brother, Peter William ( Oct. 17, 1987 ) and a sister, Claire
Suzanne ( Nov. 21, 1989 ). This fall David will be going into
grade 2 at Samuel de Champlain school in Orillia. He likes figure
skating and playing soccer. (Better late than never - House of
Jordan Geoffrey Kroeger,
at left, was born February 3, 1998. Parents are Geoffrey and Zenalia
Kroeger. Jordan is grandchild number 10 for Marjorie Kroeger.
(House of Louis)
Madilyn Lane was born June 3, 1998 to Jeff and Laura Lane.
She weighed 6 lbs and 2 ounces and is the granddaughter of Carol
(Lobsinger) and the late Robert Lane of Arnold, MO. , and the
33rd great-grandchild of Irene and the late Leslie Lobsinger.
(House of Michel)
Maxwell (Lobsinger) and Steve Maxwell are thrilled to announce
the safe arrival of their son Cole Steven Maxwell, born
at the Grand River (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada) Hospital weighing
in at 8 lbs 5 oz. Equally thrilled with their first grandson are
grandparents Jeanette and Ron Lobsinger (Son of Irwin, Walkerton,
Ontario, Canada) House of Louis
with new addresses for the following people may send them to us
so that we can re-enter them on our mailing list:
Mary L, 74 Oxford St, Apt 2, Cambridge, MA 02138-1809
Don, 210 86 Ave SE #118, Calgary, AB, Canada
Paul Lobsinger of Walkerton, ON., passed away at South Bruce Grey
Health Centre, Walkerton on Sunday, August 9th, 1998. He was ninety-one
years of age.
to everyone as "Lobie", he was a very devoted community
citizen and all his lifetime was concerned with helping his fellow
man. There are few areas that Irwin Lobsinger wasn't involved
in at some time or another... his list of accomplishments is endless
and if an attempt to were made to list them all, undoubtedly some
would be missed.
being very successful in business, operating a Canadian Tire Store
on Walkerton's Main Street, he was a longtime member of the Walkerton
Fire Department and later in the wider areas of County and Provincial
Fire fighting and Training. He was very instrumental in the Saugeen
Valley Conservation Authority and held various offices in that
organization as well.
the same time, Lobie was also politically involved and served
his town of Walkerton on Council and at County levels... he loved
to go hunting and fishing... and oil painting was on his list
also contributed news and a column to his weekly town newspaper,
The Walkerton Herald-Times and he always had a wealth of jokes
and sayings that he wittingly managed to work into his conversations
or speeches while topping it all off with his "Lobie Smile."
lived a full and active life and definitely will be missed by
community and his family.
is survived by his children, Gail and her husband, John Voisin
of Walkerton; Nanci and her husband David Picken of RR 2, Desboro;
Grace and her husband, Harry Schnurr of RR 2, Walkerton; Ron and
his wife Jeanette, also from Walkerton. Ever remembered by eight
grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
was predeceased by his wife, Ruth (Last) Lobsinger; a daughter,
Jean (in infancy); his parents, John and Bridget (Tschirhart)
Lobsinger; nine brothers and sisters.
was held at the Tanner and Pearson Funeral Home, Walkerton, on
Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at eleven o'clock
at Sacred Heart Church, Walkerton. Father Wallace Metcalf officiated.
bearers were grandsons Robert Voisin, Scott Koeslag, Michael Schnurr,
Paul Lobsinger, Christopher Koeslag and Steven Maxwell.
bearers were granddaughters Christine Maxwell, Heather Lobsinger,
Laurie Schnurr, Sylvie Lobsinger and Melissa Davis.
took place in Walkerton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Saugeen
Valley Conservation Foundation or the Walkerton Fire Department
would be gratefully appreciated by the family as expressions of
Lobsinger, in his 83rd year passed away at Rockwood Terrace Nursing
Home, Durham, ON., on July 18, 1998. Visitation and funeral service
was held in the chapel and interment was at St. Peter's Cemetery,
was predeceased by his parents, Christina (Westenhoefer) and Francis
Xavier Lobsinger, five sisters and two brothers.
leaves to mourn his passing two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Long of
Buffalo, NY., and Irene Nicholson, Ketchener, On. (House of Louis)
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