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Volume 4 No. 1 - September 1991 to January 1992

Happy 100th Birthday To
Agnes (Lobsinger) Ducharme...


'Keep Not Your Kisses For My Dead Brow
The Way Is Lonely - I Need Them Now!'

Agatha C. (Lobsinger) Ducharme was born February 23, 1892 in Normandy township at Hampden, Ontario. She attended the Roman Catholic Carlshrue church and school, and is a daughter of John and Bridget Lobsinger.

Agnes worked in a candy factory for three years at Windsor, Ontario, and then went to Detroit to look after her Uncle Nathan Tschirhart's children after his wife died. She was there about a year when he remarried, and she then went to work at the Michigan Central Station for another three years before moving to Winnipeg to live with her aunt Anna Kennedy for a year. When she returned to Walkerton, she was employed as housekeeper at the Walkerton rectory, and later in Caledonia and Oakville for 28 years.

She returned to Walkerton and kept house for her Dad, John Lobsinger, and tells of her experiences as a young girl when she worked as cook at her dad's lumber camp where he had a saw mill in the Stokes Bay area on Bruce penninsula. The rattlesnakes were so bad one day she found one under the kitchen stove. She has been terrified of snakes to this day. After her father died, she went to live as a companion to Mrs. Joe Schnutt for 8 years. She was married to Joe Ducharme on April 15th, 1963, and lived in London for 15 years. When her husband died, she moved back to Walkerton and now resides at BruceLea Haven. She has been blind for about four years, but works in the craft shop. At 93 years of age, she was writing poetry and playing the church organ, and has won many prizes for her skillful lawn and alley bowling.

She has always been an active church worker and attends Mass daily. She is truly a remarkable lady and will be 100 years young on February 23, 1992. Plans are underway for a party, which is well deserved. Following is one of Agnes' poems...

Untitled

As I reminisce over the past
I find the years have gone so fast
Now tht I have reached old age
And no turning back life's page

God blessed me with good health
To me that was more precious than wealth
As my energies decrease and my life declines
I can still put together words in rhyme

Inspires me to compose a few lines
Sitting in my cozy living room chair
Brings back memories of my travels

Here and there, but nowhere
Did I find Canada's beauty to compare
I came from a large family tree
Naturally together we didn't always agree

We worked hard to make ends meet
As there were a dozen mouths to feed
After my dear husband passed away
I was welcomed back here to stay

For years I kept the ball rolling
And won many prizes lawn bowling
There too have brought many changes
To me they are now mostly strangers

Sports and hard work have been my life's treasure
Entertaining old and new friends
Has always brought me great pleasure
I now enjoy playing bingo at Lobbie's Park

And chat beside a fireplace in the dark
I'll bring my poem to an end
With these words written by my friend
"Keep not your kisses for my dead brow

The way is lonely, I need them now."

- Agnes (Lobsinger) Ducharme

 

My Dad Is Tom Lobsinger.
Put Something In The Paper About Our Family...

by daughter Teri Lobsinger, West Palm Beach, FL.

Hi! I'm writing you to tell you about the Lobsingers down here in West Palm Beach. My name is Teri Lee Lobsinger, daughter of Tom and Joyce (Sandwich) Lobsinger. I also have a brother, Tommy, Jr., who is 18 years old. I'm 14 years old, born on May 17, 1977. We live in West Palm Beach, FL.

One of my aunts, Mary Jane, and her husband Don Alberty just had a baby girl on July 3rd. Her name is Katherine Amelia Alberty. They live in Tulsa, OK. I attend school at Palm Beach Lakes High School. This is my freshman year. I'm having a lot of fun, and I'm in the chorus and aerobics after school, and a club called the Z Club. We do all kinds of different things for fun and charities. Every summer my family and I go to the Florida Keys. We take my dad's Mako boat and go out in the ocean and catch dolphin (not the Flipper kind or porpose, but the fish kind) and lobster. It's really fun. I always meet a lot of people down where we stay in Sunshine Key Campground. We have a motorhome, but I have my own tent and I usually take a friend with me and sleep in it. Well, hopefully you will put an article in your paper about my family down here.

Ed. Note: Terri Lee is the daughter of Thomas Lobsinger, a son of Philip Lobsinger, son of Luke, son of Joseph J. Lobsinger, son of Peter, son of Count Joseph. One of these days, we need to get a family photo from somebody in the Phillip Lobsinger family before they get too hard to find.

Philip Lobsinger founded Guaranteed Auto Parts in Lake Worth, FL., after World War II, and he operated it for many years before turning over the concern to his children, including Tom. From his one man shop, the auto repair and towing business has grown considerably. At one time Phil was about the only person in the Palm Beaches who was willing to go out in hurricane weather and tow in cars that had been washed off highways and into canals.

In the 1950's Phil ran for a spot on the Lake Worth City Commission, and during his term in office, the first Lake Worth Municipal Fishing Pier was built, extending from the beach into the Atlantic Ocean. The original was taken out in later years by hurricanes, but it's replacement is still in the same location.

After his retirement, Phil and his wife Louella (Oldham - of Tulsa, OK.) purchased a mountaintop near Huntsville, Ark., where they built themselves a retirement summer home. Now, they winter in Lake Worth, FL., and summer in the Arkansas mountains. They had 8 children: Philip, Thomas (Teri's dad), Marian Louise (Richardson), Patricia Ann (Fentress), Luke William, Christine Marie, Mary Jane (Alberti), and Paul.

In the early '50s, Luke William was one of the first children in the area to undergo open heart surgery to correct a congenital heart defect. He grew into a big strapping mechanic, but was killed in an automobile accident in 1986.

Teri's dad, Tom, was a victim of Polio in the 50's, but overcame the handicap, and became one of the partners in his dad's business. He and another brother and partner, "little" Phil, continue to operate the business.

Marian Louise married an air force officer, and at last report they were stationed in Georgia.Patricia still lives in Arkansas, where she is a nurse. Christine, at last report, was living in Fayetteville, Ark., and studying for her master's degree in Animal Science.

Mary Jane and her husband Don Alberti are both CPA's, living in Tulsa as Teri said, and working for Amoco Oil Co.

Paul is a mechanic who has his own shop in Lake Worth, Fl. (House of Peter)

Deaths and Funerals

Dorothy Lobsinger

Dorothy Matilda (Devlin) Lobsinger of St. Catharines, On., died at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, St. Catharines, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1991. She was 81.

Beloved wife of the late Roy E. Lobsinger (1982); dear mother of Shirley Hassim, Marilyn (Mrs. Joseph Mewett and Kathryn (Mrs. Richard Loucks), all of St. Catharines. Dear sister of Lenora Huck and Mae Craig, both of Walkerton, Grace (Mrs. Ken Bridge) of Leamington, Lorraine (Mrs. James Brandt) of Mildmay, William Devlin and his wife Dorothy of Mildmay. Also survived by seven grandchildren, Brenda, Jackie, Bill, Joe, Sheri, Patti and Darren, and eight great grandchildren.

Predeceased by two brothers and one sister.

She was born in Mildmay and was a member of the St. Mary of the Assumption Church, the Catholic Women's League, St. Mary's Seniors and the Primrose Seniors.

Family received friends at the Patrick J. Darte Funeral Home, St. Catharines, until Monday when funeral liturgy was celebrated in St. Mary of the Assumption Church; Interment was in Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Fronthill. (House of Peter)

Florence Amelia Kretsch

Mrs. Florence Amelia Kretsch of Elbow, Sk., passed away in Central Butte Hospital on Tuesday, August 27th, 1991 at the age of 96 years.

She was born May 17th, 1895 in Bruce County, Ontario to John and Bridget (Tschirhart) Lobsinger, one of a family of ten. She came west to visit her sister, Helen and husband, Joe Kretsch at Elbow in January 1915 and met Joe's brother, Peter. Florence and Peter were married, November 15th, 1915 in Moose Jaw and remained residents and pioneers of Elbow, except for 2 1/2 years when they lived at Leroy, Sk., from 1934 to 1937. Florence was one of the oldest and last of the original pioneers of the Elbow district.

Florence, known as "Grandma Kretsch" was always active in the community. She was a member of the Woodmere Sunshine Club, a member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Elbow. She was a good neighbor and 'hospitality' was her motto and 'hard work' her way of life. In 1978 she wrote her own book "A Pioneer Wife's Life History", where she reminisced of her experiences, the joys and sorrows of raising their family of eight boys and two girls. She spoke of using 100 lbs of flour in eight days to bake bread and "Pete and I milked 14 cows by hand during hard times."

Florence was a dedicated wife and mother and sacrificed much. In later years she spent many lonely hours making quilts, mending and putting huge jig-saw puzzles together. One event she enjoyed was the family threshing bee when she pitched in a bundle every year for 'near on 65 years'. Her concern was for the 'boys', her devoted love for animals, and most of all, her strong desire to live on the farm - her home for 50 years. She was granted her wish and only spent eight days in the hospital when God took her peacefully in her sleep. She will always be remembered in these chosen words: "It is not sorrow that lasts forever - it is love - have Faith."

Florence is survived by her loving family: One daughter, Bernice (Norman) Monich of Mikado, SK., five sons, Clarence, Mervyn, Leonard (Doreen), Milton (Helen), all of Elbow, SK., Earl (Donna) of Estevan, SK., 20 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; one sister; four brothers; numerous nieces, nephews; other family members; many friends and neighbors.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Peter in 1972; two daughters, Cecilia (infant) in 1937 and Florene in 1982; three sons, Raymond (1975), Allan (1981), Cyril (1991); one brother; three sisters; two daughters-in-law, Beatrice (1964), Esther (1989); two sons-in-law, Leo Jackson (1971) and Tom O'Brien (1987)

Prayers were held in the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Elbow. Funeral Mass was celebrated on August 31st in the Elbow Civic Centre with Rev. Father Melvin Fenrich officiating. The Pianist was Donna Hundeby; soloist was Ron Hundeby. Selections were "Day by Day", "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art."

The ushers were Alfred Hagen and Robert Griffin. Attending the register were Linda Griffin, Dorothy Penner, Lorraine McLean.

Honorary pallbearers were Norris Ganes, Lewis Webster, Elmer Knutson, Tom Joel, George Schinold, Donald Chernick, Harry Deyenberg, Norman Lochart; Woodmere Sunshing Club members: Viola Greene, Gladdys Lochart, Marjorie Pederson, Margaret Dean, Sandra O'Brien, Emily Deyenberg. The active pallbears were grandsons, Calvin Jackson, Wayne Jackson, Kerry Jackson, Joe Kretsch, Bradley Kretsch, Clifford O'Brien, Rodney Kretsch.

The interment was in the family plot at the Elbow Cemetery.

Donations in memory of 'Grandma Kretsch" go to the Central Butte Hospital Fund and will be appreciated by the family.

Hanson's Funeral Home of Davidson was in care of the arrangements. (House of Louis)

Garry Lobsinger's Golf Team
Helps Net $24,000 For Kitchener Waterloo Charities

(No Date) - Three different charities in the Kitchener-Waterloo, ON., area will share in more than $24,000 after Monday's fifth annual Celebrity Golf Classic sponsored by R.G. Dalton and Associates Insurance Brokers at the 27 hole Foxwood golf complex.

Despite gusty wind conditions, a five-player group from Wilson-Somerville Ltd. paced the 30-team field with a score of 15 under par 55 in the even which features a scramble format. A scramble tournament has all players hitting tee shots and then each hitting and putting from the same place after the best shots are chosen until the hole is finished.

The Wilson-Somerville group - headed by former NHL hockey performer Terry Martin and including Bernie Houston, Garry Lobsinger, Don Galloway, and Larry Appel - were two shots ahead of the three teams logjammed at 13 under 57s. The teams were Charcoal Steakhouse, Koch Transport and Sutherland, Hagarty, Mark and Somerville.

The groups this year benefitting from the fund-raising event are the Pride Ranch which operates riding programs for handicapped and retarded children and adults, the Sunbeam Home in Kitchener and the Sunshine Foundation which grants wishes to critically or terminally-ill children.

The Foxwood event has raised more than $100,000 for area charities in groups since it's inception in 1987.

Editor's Notebook...
This Issue Marks The Start Of 'Volume 4'

By RWL

Maybe we should quit calling this newsletter a quarterly publication, as we seem to be completely out of sync with the quarters. We seem to put the newsletter out more in line with when we have the time and the material. Still, we consider 4 issues to be a "Volume", and this issue marks the start of Volume 4.

And so, as we have done in the past, we are asking that those of you who can send us $10 for the next 4 issues to help cover postage and printing costs. Some of you are already ahead of schedule, and we appreciate that very much. And remember, we don't send bills, and we don't cut anyone off for non-payment.

In addition to sending a few bucks, please send us your family's news so we can reprint it in future issues. We'd especially like to see more family photographs, too.

Our own little world has been very busy since the last issue. We've been tied up with our cult problem north of town, but did manage to keep their program from becoming certified as medically safe and effective in the state. There is a lot of gnashing of teeth and shaking of fists out there right now. Many lawyer noises as well. There is an old saying... "When the facts are on your side, talk facts. When the law is on your side, talk the law. When neither is on your side, scream for justice." That's what they are doing...

Among the many deceptions they have used to attempt to discredit our efforts to expose them is the following interesting little tidbit:

There is a Don Lobsinger who lives in Detroit. Son of David Pious Lobsinger (House of Louis). Anyway, back in the '60s, Don was quite an anti communist activist and made the Detroit paper a few times for such things as giving Sen. Ted Kennedy a life preserver for his car, and what not.

The cult discovered the clips about Don, and they have been busily at work here in Oklahoma trying to pass him off as my brother. They are trying to show that I'm obviously from 'radical' stock to begin with. Now, I've never met Don, nor have I even corresponded with him. He's certainly not my brother! But nevertheless, I'm kinda proud to be in such a spunky family. Cults can't stand tight family ties!

They have also procured copies of some of the past issues of this newsletter. Possibly from the trash. But there is also a possibility someone on our mailing list is connected with this group. Whatever the leak, please be aware, and if any of you find yourself being questioned unduly by strangers, remember that you have no obligation to answer anyone about your relationships to anybody unless you want to.

We were hoping to get this issue out in time for Christmas, but there were just too many things going on at the time. We hope you enjoyed your holidays with family and friends and look forward to a great new year.

Finally, we have enjoyed publishing this and all the previous newsletters, and we hope you continue to enjoy reading them as we uncover interesting facts and fiction about ourselves and our past. -RWL

Newkirk Publisher Receives Leo J. Ryan Award
For Work In Exposing Cult Group

Robert Lobsinger, who with his wife Susan, owns and publishes the Newkirk Herald Journal, has received the 1991 Leo J. Ryan Award from the Cult Awareness Network.

The award was presented recently at the Cult Awareness Network conference in Oklahoma City for Lobsinger's coverage of Narconon Chilocco New Life Center north of Newkirk.

Lobsinger was honored last year with a special legislative commendation for coverage of Narconon and its ties to the Church of Scientology.

Cult Awareness Network honors American citizens who exhibit "extraordinary courage, tenacity and perseverance in the battle against tyranny over the mind of man."

The national award is named for U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, who was killed Nov. 18, 1978, on an airstrip in Guyana where he and others had gone to investigate the colony established by the Rev. Jim Jones. Ryan, Jones, and 911 followers of Jones were killed or committed suicide in Guyana... a remarkable example of cult mind control, according to CAN director Cynthia Kisser of Chicago.

Lobsinger was given the Ryan award in November for efforts to educate the public about the Narconon program and its relationship with Scientology, considered by many to be a mind control cult.

In December, after two years of legal wrangling, the Narconon center was denied certification in the state of Oklahoma by the Mental Health Board on a vote of 6 opposed and one abstention. The center was give 7 days to transfer out its patients to other facilities. The Mental Health Board concluded, after reams of testimony and thousands of documents, that the Narconon program was scientifically undocumented as safe and effective, and that there was credible evidence that it was, in fact, unsafe and ineffective.

Narconon spokesmen, however, say they intend to stay open, and to appeal the Mental Health Board's decision to the state Supreme Court, if necessary. The center is located on sovereign Indian land just north of Newkirk. Narconon's appeal has been filed in Oklahoma District Court, and will be heard sometime in January.

From The Mail Bag

Allean and Harold Lobsinger of Denver, CO., and Apache Junction, AZ., send a big bundle of ther best wishes to everyone. (House of Antoine)

Irwin and Ruth Lobsinger of Walkerton say they enjoy the newsletter and look forward to getting it. We missed them at last summer's picnic, but they had another committment. Irwin sent the article about his sister Agnes (Lobsinger) Ducharme in this issue. (House of Louis)

Joan Belknap sends updated information on most of her branch of the family, and we will correct and add to our master records. She sends also some Xerox copies of some wonderful old photos of the family of Joseph Carl Lobsinger. Unfortunately, the originals are lost, and these copies simply won't print well. If the photos turn up, please have photographic copies made and send them!

Joan sent us many family tidbits, among them the fact that there is an orchid hybrid patented under the name of Barbara Lobsinger. It was first producted by Jerome Toffler, in honor of his wife Irma Stella Mier Toffler's mother Barbara (Lobsinger) Mier. Irma lives in Coral Gables, FL., where she was a teacher for many years, and was the first licensed female exterminator in the state. She and her husband ran a successful pest control business and serviced many of the hotels in the Miami Beach area. (House of Joseph Carl)

Christmas card arrived from Byron Lobsinger, wife Christine, and kids Shawn and Stephen of Lake Worth, FL., wishing all a Merry Christmas. (House of Peter)

"God Bless the Lobsingers" is the wish from Leo and Nadine Lobsinger of Belleville, IL., who sent a card over the holidays. (House of Michael)

Michael and Kimberly Lobsinger, Kari and Jessica, of Port St. Lucie, FL., send Christmas greetings. (House of Peter)

Christmas greetings to all from the Jim Lobsinger family of Peoria, AZ., where Jim works as an electrical engineer with Honeywell developing commercial aircraft radar systems. He and wife Jody (Roberts) have two children, Jimmy, Jr., and David.

Mary Ann (Lobsinger) Quinn and husband Mike of Lake Worth, FL., send holiday wishes to all (and especially their favorite big brother - me). They have big plans to move to Kentucky later on this year if all goes smooth. Mike works for Southern Bell Telephone, and Mary Ann stays busy raising their 6 kids: Michael, Mariam Christina, Jennifer Diana, Daniel, Catherine, and Steven. (House of Peter)

Rick, Martha and Evan Lobsinger of Kitchener, On., pass along Christmas greetings, and say there is not much new to report from their end of the family. (House of Louis ?)

Tony and Sarogini Lang, Toronto, ON., write that they are both doing well and university life agrees with them. Tony's younger sister Amy is in her first year of college, University of Regina, and finding out what that's like, he says. She has hopes of eventually going to Dalhousie(Sp?) University in Halifax, NS, to take costume and design. Another sister, Terri Anne, got to attend the Grey Cup Game in Winnipeg this year, at which the most remarkable things was that the temperature never got above -12° C. You have to really like football to do that! But she's a meteorologist to begin with.

Tony's dad Hellmut Lang will have a textbook on General Teaching Principals published early in 1992, and his mother, Leona, has been wandering the Maritime provinces researching her mother's side of the family... the Irish who landed in Prince Edward Island.

Tony was back in the Winnipeg area around September, where he was doing some field work banding, measuring and weighing some hybrid birds, one parent of which is of the same species on which he is doing his thesis.

Tony also reports that he received a post card from his uncle, Jim Lobsinger and wife Loretta of Calgary, who took an "old fogies" tour of Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyons, and related attractions. (House of Peter)

Art and Sandy (Lobsinger) Frensch sent a nice card for the holidays and wish everyone the best for 1992. They are both busy running their own business in Ontario, and Sandy doesn't waste a lot of words. Nice to hear a little from them, however. (House of Peter)

Clarence Lobsinger has moved to Birmingham, MI., closer to where his son Michael lives. Says his new house is all long and narrow with the hall ending at the "North Pole" on one end and the "South Pole" at the other. Clarence reports that his grand daughter Michelle, who is 11 years old won a second prize in a world skating competition recently, and is continuing to practice.

Clarence says his brother Irwin (Lobby) spent a month this winter in West Palm Beach, FL., with his son and grandchildren. (House of Louis)

Irene Lobsinger of Brantford, ON., sent kind words from her and her children Lori and Rob. (House of Louis)

Mark Alan and Denise Lobsinger of Newkirk, OK., (next door to me, actually) sent a photo-Christmas card of their four children which we'll print in this issue somewhere. (House of Peter)

Len and Teresa (Lobsinger) Walsh of Brantford, ON., sent us a couple of newsy notes. Grandma Walsh celebrated her 100th Birthday on Nov. 26, - and the twin grandbabies that were pictured with grandma an issue or so back are now up and walking around.

Their children Patrick and Michael Walsh from "out West" were home for some of the celebrations, with their children.

Teresa reports that Dorothy Bellinger of Hanover has been in the hospital off and on with a heart condition, and that Anna Heaney of Hanover was in the London hospital for surgery in November, but is recuperating nicely, and that the rest of the family is coasting well... (House of Louis)

John and Dolores (Lobsinger) Schmidt, Mildmay, ON., report lots of snow in their area early in December. Also reports that they saw me on the Canadian News awhile back. I was probably fussing about our little cult problem some more. CBS News did a short blurb on me about last May, but didn't air it until sometime in November. It was pre-empted by football in our area, so I have no idea what I said.

Dolores reports her daughter Michelle has undergone some hospital procedures, but is now back to full time teaching and taking more University courses. Grand daughter Tracy swerved to miss a deer and hit a bridge instead, suffering only a broken collarbone. Lucky.

John and Dolores' daughter Lori and her husband Brian have a year off from teaching duties and were well on their way around the country, only to have to return because of a death in Brian's family.

Another daughter, Nancy, who is in the military, managed to find herself in Ontario for a couple of weeks and was able to visit with the rest of the family for awhile, and all hoped to be together for Christmas eve. (House of Peter)

Bruce County artist (among many other things) Irwin Lobsinger donated one of his paintings, A Winter Scene, to a fund raising auction for the Greenock Wetlands project Irwin serves on the executive committee as project director. (House of Louis)=

F.A. (Lorne) and Elly Lobsinger send "greetings from the Land of Stumbling Stick and Falling Rock." Lorne's dad Louis used to run a newspaper in BC, and I suspect that's where some of the blarney comes from. Says he, "Thanks for the carborundum in which you threatened to visit us next summer. Sir, Lady, we accept such a challenge with enthusiasm.!" Lorne has proceeded to outline a vacation trip for us that would wear the heels of Marco Polo... Complete with maps and advice that we should rent a van conversion as it is cheaper and more reliable than motels. He suggests June, as after July 1, "all is lost in the way of dignified tourism." Lorne and Elly are busy now touring the "Southern USA", and will be back in Maple Ridge, BC in time to read this, we hope. If all works out, we'll see them in June. (House of George)

Bernice and Leonard Maslen of Lucan, ON., write that they enjoy the newsletters and have kept every copy from the first. Bernice reports that her dad, Michael Lobsinger of Stratford, ON., is in good health and turned 96 last June 15th. She reports that their son Terry was wed to Lori BelBianco on April 26th, 1991 and another son Gary was wed to Heather Hamelton on May 30, 1991. (Send wedding clips and photos and we'll put them in next issue) (House of Louis)

Sister Elizabeth Ludwig, Estevan, SK., sent us the nice photos of Henry and Kate Ludwig, and Kate and her 13 children. Along with the photos was an update on the Ludwig family tree, which we have found very useful. (House of Louis)

Mary Louise Hinton of El Cajon, CA is a descendent of the Joseph Carl Lobsinger clan who just got copies of the newsletter and could hardly contain her enthusiasm. You're on the list, Mary Louise. Thanks for joining the club! (House of Joseph Carl)

Michelle (Lobsinger) Herring, Council Bluffs, IA., sent us some photos of some of the members of the Nebraska, Dakota, clan of Lobsingers from the House of George, as well as a bit of news:

Michelle and James Herring got married on June 3, 1991, and bought a new house in council Bluffs, IA.

Michelle's oldest daughter Tammy Radtke has been promoted to manager of the Super 8 Motel in Bellevue, NE.

Her brother Richard and wife Beverly Lobsinger's daughter Amy and Rod Cody were married August 5, 1989 and are now expecting a new arrival in February.

Michelle's mom, Amanda (Stroh) Lobsinger celebrated her 80th Birthday on June 30, 1991, although her real birthday was not until Oct. 4th. For the occasion, they had an open house in Jamestown, ND. (House of George)

Cheryl A. Sherman of Belleville, MI, sends word that she is also a descendent of Jospeh Carl Lobsinger's line. She is the daughter of Alice Lobsinger Stoike. Couple of good looking photos of her kids came along for the ride. We'll print 'em if there is space.

Mrs. Helen Bannon of Stratford, ON., wrote us in sept at her pleasure in seeing the Anthony Lobsinger family tree in the last newsletter. She is his eldest grandchild, a daughter of Michael J. Lobsinger of Stratford.

Beverly Miller of Lakewood, CA., sent us a great photo of her grandparents Joseph Frank and Cecelia (Tillie) Lobsinger taken around the turn of the century. (House of Joseph Carl)

Proud grandpa John F. Lobsinger of Lake Worth, FL., announces that his son John F. Lobsinger, Jr., and wife Marsha have a new baby girl named Samantha. They live in Edmond, OK., where John Jr., attends Central State University and is a physics major. (House of Peter)

Ron Lobsinger of Cahokia, IL sent us a subscription renewal check but no messages to pass on.

Ken Lobsinger writes that he's now located in Southaven, MS, having moved from Memphis. Ken is engaged and will be married in March to a lady named Katie Byrd of Holly Springs, MS.

And last, but not least, we received a nice note from Barbara Mier Blancher and photo taken at a recent wedding ceremony in Miami. (House of Joseph Carl)

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