7 No. 3 - December 1997 To June 1998
Of Paul Lobsinger...
Banker Gives $1 Million To OSU;
"Wise" Innovator, 92, Endows Finance Chair
Education Editor, Daily Oklahoman
--At the tender age of 15, Paul Wise started his business life as
a bookkeeper and assistant cashier at the First National Bank in
Braman, OK. The year was 1920.
Wise's early banking career
included the organization of Oklahoma's first installment loan department
to finance automobiles.
entrepreneur also developed what's believed to be the state's first
drive-up bank teller window.
77 years later, Wise still goes to the office every weekday morning
as an executive vice president for Stillwater (OK.) National Bank.
still like to work, sure," Wise, 92, said in an interview recently.
And he's still making historic moves.
is donating $1 million to the Oklahoma State University College
of Business Administration. It is the business college's largest
wanted to do something helpful" said Wise, a longtime Stillwater
will be used to establish an endowed professorship, the Paul Wise
Endowed Chair in Finance. Wise is a 1931 OSU graduate in accounting
and business administration.
business college Dean Gary Trennepohl indicated that the university
will attempt to hire an internationally recognized scholar in finance.
is an area that is undergoing rapid change. We're looking for someone
on the cutting edge who will excell in teaching and research in
the area of finance and financial services," Trennepohl said.
endowment certainly will strengthen the college's finance area,"
he said. "Because this is a permanent endowment, the name of
Paul Wise will be known to future generations of OSU business graduates.
The endowed position should be filled by the fall 1998 semester.
The OSU business college has 3,400 students.
still think of myself as a bookkeeper and a cashier -- two areas
I've enjoyed so much," Wise said. He has worked at Stillwater
National Bank for the past 66 years.
endowed chair is part of OSU's $206 million "Bringing Dreams
to Life" fund-raising campaign. With endowed professorships,
interest from the initial gift is used to fund the faculty position
Crabtree Named To Hall of Fame
Judy Crabtree, right, accepts her plaque as a member of the Newkirk
High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame from Jack De McCarty,
left. She will join other illustrious members elected to the prestigious
group since the school was founded in 1893.
an effort to inspire current students, the Newkirk, OK., High School
maintains a "Hall of Fame" of former graduates who have
gone on to achieve above average goals in their life. The Newkirk
Alumni Hall of Fame includes Judges, Artists, Engineers, Sculpturs,
Mathmaticians, Medical Doctors, Businessmen, and others who have
graduated from Newkirk High School since it was founded in 1893.
recepient of the 1998 Newkirk High School Alumni Hall of Fame award
is Dr. Judy Crabtree, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lobsinger
of Newkirk, OK.
Crabtree is a 1986 graduate of Newkirk High School, and received
her Bachelor of Science Degree (with honors) in Biochemistry from
the University of Oklahoma in 1992. Two years later, she earned
her Master's Degree, and in 1996 completed her Ph.D.
her Ph.D research, Judy single handedly developed an automated method
for double stranded DNA sequencing template isolation. She then
extended this automated procedure to include successfully isolating
cosmid and BAC clones which are excellent substrates for end sequencing,
a highly important contribution to our proposed 'mapping by sequencing'
approach to gene finding studies," according to Dr. Bruce A.
Roe, George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
at the University of Oklahoma.
has accurately and efficiently sequenced close to 1 million bases
of human genomic DNA and several thousand Kbp of cDNA during her
tenure in my laboratory," Roe added. "She has developed
and tested our 'mapping by sequencing' method in her studies of
the Cat Eye region, an approach that has tremendously improved our
ability to find and characterize putative disease genes."
was instrumental in establishing and teaching a course for incoming
graduate and undergraduate students and has led the laboratory section
of a National Science Foundation summer institute course for high
school teachers held at Tulsa University.
has also co-authored several scientific papers and abstracts and
was the major contributor to a recently published protocol book.
Crabtree is now a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes
of Health where she is continuing her studies of the gene for pancreatic
cancer that she had a part in discovering while a graduate student
and husband Charles Crabtree, who works for Summer Production Company,
live in Burke, VA.
Piece of Amarillo History Is Gone
Laboratory Founded By Grandson Of Paul Lobsinger Razed
Ted E. Franklin, D.V.M., M.S., Retired
old O.M. Franklin Serum Company Laboratory (plant)-formerly the
Kansas Blackleg Serum Company - was recently razed. It was at 109
N. Monroe in Amarillo. TX.,
Dr. O.M. Franklin, research veterinarian, arrived in Amarillo in
the fall of 1917, he was welcomed with open arms by Panhandle cattlemen,
such as Charles Goodnight, R.B. Masterson, Bivins, Coble, Sneed,
Fuqua and the Landergrin brothers. These and other cattlemen all
over the Midwest and West were having a "blackleg problem."
This devastating disease of principally young cattle was playing
havoc with the cattle industry.
Franklin and associates had the answer in the form of a new, superior
vaccine which prevented the disease. Franklin had previously discovered
(1912-16) this vaccine -- Germ Free (as it was filtered and sterile)
or Aggressin -- at the Kansas State Agricultural Experiment Station
in Manhattan. Companies could produce it, as it was never patented.
1916, Franklin and three veterinarians (two silent partners) left
the Experiment Station and established a two-room plant (the Kansas
Blackleg Serum Company) in Wichita to produce the Germ Free vaccine.
This was the first commercial production of this vaccine in the
world. This product involved the use of healthy calves which were
infected in the laboratory. The infected muscle tissues were pressed,
whereby the fluid was filtered and a preservative added. It was
a safe, efficient product but laborious and expensive to produce.
Yet, cattlemen were glad to pay 50 cents per dose (per head) for
the spring of 1917, Charles E. Collins, a prominent cattleman of
Kit Carson, Colorado, proposed a reorganization of the Wichita company.
Franklin and associates agreed. It was moved to Amarillo, with headquarters
in Denver. Other Colorado and Texas cattlemen invested in the new
Kansas Blackleg Serum Company.
1919, Franklin ("Doc," as his friends and associates called
him) developed the world's first Blackleg Bacterin in the Amarillo
laboratory. After four years of extensive field testing, he applied
and received a U.S. patent in 1922. In 1923 the bacterin was first
marketed. The blackleg bacteria were grown in sterile two-gallon
bottles of enriched media and were sterilized with diluted formalin.
This vaccine was much cheaper to produce and did away with the need
for calves. Other companies later copied Franklin's original process
because the original patent was not all inclusive.
aggressin was also produced along with the bacterin until 1926,
when the aggressin was discontinued. In 1927 the company's name
was changed to the O.M. Franklin Blackleg Serum Co. In 1937 the
word "Blackleg" was deleted from the name. Beginning in
the early '30s, other vaccines (biologics) were produced by the
company. In Denver instruments were manufactered along with pharmaceuticals
and other ranch supplies.
1952, 100 million doses of blackleg vaccine had been sold, and production
continued until the '80's. In 1963 the Franklin Company was sold
to American Home Products, a holding company which owned other veterinary
and medical laboratories. Also, Franklin Serum Company became the
Franklin Laboratories. Production was discontinued in Amarillo;
and the company was relocated to Badger, lowa, under its parent
company - The Fort Dodge Laboratories of Fort Dodge, lowa. Today
the Franklin Laboratories' business office is in Kansas City, Missouri.
O.M. Franklin was the son of Mary Ann Lobsinger and Benjamin Franklin,
and the grandson of Paul Lobsinger and Katharina Otto.
Franklin married Anne Ohlsen and the couple had six children, all
sons. The eldest is Ted, author of this article, followed by Paul
and Jack, now deceased, James of Amarillo, Joe of Pampa, and William
of Dallas. The story of Dr. O.M. Franklin is told in a book by Ted
Franklin called "He Made the Ranges Safe" available from
the Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, KS.
seeks GOP nomination
Candidate makes bid for Bonior's congressional seat
Pt. Huron, MI.,
Donald J. Lobsinger,
a Republican who took 38% of the vote when he ran against Congressman
David Bonior in 1994, is seeking his party's nomination again, he
Lobsinger joins Brian Palmer, both of Macomb County, as a declared
candidate for the Republican nomination in the Aug. 4 primary.
Boniar, D-Mount Clemens, is seeking his 12th term as Congressman
for the 10th District. He is the House minority whip.
Lobsinger, 63, who retired as a clerk in the city of Detroit recreation
department in 1992, lost the Republican nomination to Susy Heintz
to abortion, affirmative action and unrestricted immigration, and
support of private ownership and possession of firearms will be
among the key themes in his campaign, Mr. Lobsinger said.
Palmer, a businessman who owns Palmer Holdings Ltd. in Rochester,
"has considerably more money to spend than I do and he will
have to spend it if he wants to win the primary," Mr. Lobsinger
Lobsinger said he believes he has widespread support in St. Clair
Thomas, president of St. Clair County Right to Life, said in the
past Mr. Lobsinger has received "mixed reviews" from her
group's political action committee.
know we did not endorse him in the previous election," said
Larry Galmish, director of the political action committee at Right
to Life of Michigan in Wyoming. "The guide lines include more
things than just being pro-life."
and Dolores Schmidt, Mildmay, ON., write that granddaughter
Jodi Leanne Napper (daughter of Michelle and Gary Napper) graduated
in the spring from University of Gulph with honors in BSc. and will
be married July 25th. Another granddaughter - Tracy and husband
Scott Sharpe have a new child named Jordon Sidney; born March 16th
at Hanover District Hospital. John and Dolores now have 14 grandchildren,
a great grandson, and a great granddaughter. During the winter,
they visited relatives in Newport Beach, CA., and FL. John is now
playing in two horseshoe leagues this summer, and their children
hosted a party in honor of their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May
8th at the Mildmay-Carrick Recreation Complex. Son-in-law Ted Moran's
orchestra provided the music and then Ted and Lois Moran promptly
celebrated their own 25th Anniversary on May 11th. (House of Peter)
A. Oneto Leigh, Pinecrest, CA, is still trying to put together
the history of the Paul Lobsinger clan (see last issue) and has
come to the conclusion from circumstantial evidence that Paul Lobsinger's
wife Katherina may have already had a daughter named Elizabeth before
she got married to him. Which, she suggests, may be another reason
Count Joseph was not real fond of the arrangement. She is looking
for someone in the Kitchner, ON., area who would be willing to do
a bit of research for her. Anyone interested may contact her at
P.O. Box 1358, Pinecrest, CA. 95364. She and husband Bert also dropped
us a card to say they were pleased with the story on Lavina Carolina
Lobsinger in the last issue. Lorrie is a descendant of Lavina Carolina
Lobsinger and provided much of the information for that story. (House
of Paul)(House of Paul)
(Mrs. Robert G) Lobsinger requested some back issues and a data
base disk, which we were happy to send. She also asked that we add
John and Gail (Lobsinger) Voisin of Walkerton to the mailing list.
Wilma is Manager of the Province of Ontario Savings Office in Walkerton,
and Gail is the Assistant Coordinator of Branch Services. Between
them, they cleared up some errors in the data base for us. (House
Lambertus emailed us a note that we had a typo in information
concerning Count Joseph's original property in Canada. He says it
is located in North Easthope township, not New Easthope. More specifically,
the farm lot was on Concession 5, Lot 3, according to documents
he has. Count Joseph is shown as early as 1835 when a survey map
was done by the Canada Company, according to Lambertus, who was
researching adjacent land purchased or leased from the Canada Company
by his great2-grandfather Jacob Lambertus. (email@example.com)
Wilson (SJWilson@sympatico.ca) and Lambertus have been comparing
notes trying to determine if their families intersect back in France.
Sharon is also working on several other family names. (House of
Arnstrong, Elliot Lake, ON., sent us a new address and request
for the last newsletter, which apparently went astray. We hope she
received it ok. She is a descendant of John Howard Lobsinger of
the House of George.
Lobsinger's Girl's Basketball Team at the Mildmay-Carrick Public
Schools captured the South Bruce Crown and headed for the County
Finals in Port Elgin in April. Photo of the crew was in the Town
Crier, but we were unable to reproduce it here. Chyleen also made
the Crier when she took second place in a Hoola Hoop contest at
the Commercial Hotel during "50's Cruise Night." She'll
be relieved to know we couldn't reprint that one either. (House
Lobsinger of Apache Junction, AZ., reports that he can no longer
use his typewriter because of poor eyesight, but we still enjoy
hearing from him. On March 29th he was 92 years old. For fun, Harold
keeps track of how many times his heart has beat since he was born.
He figures it at something over 3,414,780,000 times and wonders
what it would be like to own a car that ran as well. Harold had
a knee replaced last summer and says he is not raising any large
clouds of dust yet. (House of Antoine)
Lobsinger (firstname.lastname@example.org) reports she has been promoted
to managing editor at the Shoshone News-Press (out in Idaho country,
I think. ) She's been so busy getting moved and established that
we don't have many details yet. Her folks, Ralph and Jacqueline
Lobsinger were able to attend her brother Eric's wedding in Japan
late last year. Pictures and more info are coming. (House of Michel)
Lobsinger (email@example.com) sent us a new address for his folks,
Jim and Sharon Lobsinger. They are now living in Huntsville. ON.
They are descendants of Howard John Lobsinger. (House of George)
Fire Chief Chuck Lobsinger was pictured in the Town Crier
with a representative of the local Agricultural Society which donated
$2,500 to the Fire Department toward a new Fire Truck. I need to
have "Snoopy" start mailing me the original photos of
all these Lobsingers he puts in the paper. Sombody put a bug in
his ear. (House of Peter)
Ebrey (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a descendant of Michel Lobsinger
we had not known of before. She contacted us through the internet
to say her father's first cousin is Phillip Lobsinger of California.
She found out when a letter was forwarded to her that Phillip had
sent to her grandmother Margaret Lobsinger who is now deceased.
She is also related to Leo Lobsinger in Belleville, and we had a
good time comparing notes and determining for certain that Phillip's
family does belong to the House of Michel. Before receiving her
information, Phillip could have belonged to one of the Canadian
branches that seem to have "dead ended" on us. Stacy sent
us some notes from St. Louis / Belleville newspapers that bear checking
out further sometime in the future. Stacey lives in Alton, IL. (House
card and note from Teresa Walsh in Brantford, ON., who says
the winter has been great with little snow and lots of sunshine
and everything would be wonderful except for the flu bug. She and
husband Len also sent Christmas greetings to all and a nice note
along with it. (House of Louis)
(Kenneth John) Lobsinger (email@example.com) dropped us an email message
and snail mail address. He's living in Toronto, ON., where he is
director of a supportive housing program for ex psychiactric patients
in Oakville. Ken is the son of John Howard Lobsinger, and grandson
of Howard John Lobsinger. He reports that his sister Lisa is married
to Mike Toffili and they have two children, Sam and Emily, and another
sister, Karen Hull, has a 5 year odl son ryan. (House of George)
J. Lobinger (firstname.lastname@example.org) found us on the internet
and sent a message looking for roots. He is the son of Raymond Emmett
Lobsinger, the son of Phillip Lobsinger of Alton, IL. His grandfather
Phillip was marriet to Martha Meyer and they had 4 children, Ray,
Jack, Norman, and Margette. Old Phillip was a roofer and owned his
business in Alton. As it turns out, his Phillip J's aunt Margette
turns out to be Stacy Ebrey's grandmother (see a couple of notes
above). It all fits together nicely and puts the family of Phillip
J firmly in the House of Michel. Phillip and his wife Aurelina have
4 children, Raymond Julio, Phillip Anthony, Betty Ann, and Richard
Alexander, and nine grand children. (House of Michel)
From Carl Lobsinger, Warren, MI., (pop.lob @netchannel.net)
sent us a few bucks for the postage fund and his new address. We
communicate with several of his children by email as well. Thanks
for the kind words about the newsletter! (House of Louis)
Kunkel, Pincher Creek, AB., who is the oldest daughter of Julietta
(Lobsinger) McIntee wrote us a nice note and sent us more complete
information on the death of her mother in 1993 while on a visit
to her sister's home in Buffalo, NY. Arnita asked to be put on the
mailing list, so she should be receiving a copy of this issue. (House
Lynn Carroll, Greenwood, SC., dropped us a note and new address.
She is the daughter of Joan (Mier) Belknap, a descendant of Joseph
Carl Lobsinger. She says she found the article about Lavina Carolina
Lobsinger Starkey in the last issue very enjoyable and wants to
be sure to receive future issues. (House of Joseph)
Marrgrett, Brandford, ON., sent us a card and says she has a
new email address (email@example.com) and a new computer. I
should have sent her some email just to try it out, but didn't get
around to it. Ann has a Jack Russell Terrier who's picture was on
the front of the card, and there seems to be an interesting story
about the dog, her brother the bishop, and the Russell family. We'll
ask about it sometime. (House of Louis)
Schnarr, Waterloo, ON., sent us a new address and some updated
information for the data base, both of which we appreciate. (House
Roper (firstname.lastname@example.org) says, "while surfin the web
I typed in my wife's last name (Paulitzki) and to my amazement,
out came the Lobsinger family tree." John is married to Linda
Paulitzki, daughter of the late Marjorie (Lobsinger) and Roy Paulitzki.
She is the grand daughter of Howard John. The Ropers are connected
to the Lobsingers in two ways: John's sister Sharon married Jim
Lobsinger and John married Jim's niece Linda. (House of George)
Paul Lobsinger (email@example.com), a son of Carl Francis
Lobsinger, sent us an update on his family... starting with an announcement
of his impending marriage this coming October 17th to Robyn Sluszinskis
of Warren, MI. His sister Elisa Marie and husband Scott Richardson
were home for Thanksgiving. They are now stationed in Maine where
Scott is in the service. Brother Eric David, wife Laura and kids
Moniqua and Erica were also in from Kentucky where Eric is stationed
with the service. Eric is an associate editor with "The Turret"
which is a base newspaper serving Fort Knox. During Christmas, another
brother David Carl (firstname.lastname@example.org) and wife Nancy and kids Katie
and Jacen were home from Kansas City, Mo., to visit and see the
New Year in. David is a chemical engineer. By now, David and Nancy
should have another baby, which was expected sometime in May. Eric
and Laura are expecting an addition to their family in September.
With all this famil y expansion, Jeremy wonders if there will be
any traditional Lobsinger names available by the time he gets into
the business. (House of Louis)
Smith (email@example.com) sent several email messages on the progress
of her research into the Lobsinger family. She is a descendant of
three of the four children of the unknown Lobsinger of Langatte,
France who is responsible for this mess of humanity. That may be
a record. She has ancestors descended from Nicolas, Jean Pierre,
and Marguerite. The only one she has no connection to is Anne Catherine.
Another bit of information from Terri is that from her research
into Langatte's microfilmed records and other area records, she
has concluded that Anne Catherine Lobsinger - the one she is not
related to - appears to have been married twice - first to a Francois
Lallemand and second to Jean Christophe Nitzler. Nitzler also appears
to have been married twice, forst to an Agnes Lott, and second to
Anne Catherine Lobsinger. Terri's main line of descent is through
Charles, son of Etienne. Most of the rest of us descend through
Etienne's son Antoine. (Hosue of Charles??)
conjuction with Terri Smith above, we have also had some interesting
email conversations with David Heller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
who is researching the DuMolt and Lobsinger family names. We have
swapped mountains of information. David also asked that we add him,
Joseph Gogel, and Don Snider to the mailing list, which we have
done. All should be receiving this issue if we ever get if finished.
David is a descendant of Marie Elizabeth Lobsinger, wife of Jean
Baptiste DuMolte, the town brewer of Langatte, Fr., back in the
late 16th Century. Marie Elizabeth Lobsinger was a daughter of Sebastien
Lobsinger and Marie Anne Mazerand.
B. Franklin, Amarillo, TX., dropped us a note and postage money
thanking us for extra copies of the previous issue featuring Paul
Lobsinger's family. He is the grandson of Mary Ann Lobsinger Franklin
and a son of O.M. Franklin. (House of Paul)
Lang, Calgary, AB., dropped us a Christmas Card late last year
and a note of encouragement. (House of Peter)
(Lobsinger) Chase of Nanaimo, BC., sent us a nice card and note
during the Christmas season., as did her daugher and son-in-law
Penny and Al Spidel. Penny has collected an complete set of newsletters
and had them bound as a gift to her brother Barry, who has recently
become more interested in all of this heritage stuff. (House of
Rix, Hamilton, ON., sent a card and asked how we are related
to her mother Emelia Lobisnger Detzler. So here it is: Emelia and
my grandfather Luke were siblings. That's an easy one. (House of
received email from Dennis and Sheila Lobsinger (lobsin@
cycor.ca). Dennis is the son of Wilfred and Catherine Lobsinger.
Wilfred is the son of Frank & Caroline Lobsinger. The sent us
their new address in Paris, ON. for the mailing list. (House of
from Dale E. Alexander (ADesCon@ix.netcome.com) also found
it's way to our computer. Dale is married to Denise Lobsinger, daughter
of Richard J. and Geraldine (Schnurr) Lobsinger. (House of Louis)
and Art Frensch, Kitchner, ON., sent us a Christmas Card and
best wishes. Sandy is the daughter of Jerome and Evelyn (Shilling)
Lobsinger. (House of Peter)
Kay Lobsinger dropped us a Christmas Card and note that she
was e pleaed to see the photo of the George Lobsinger family in
a past issue. She is Sandy Frensch's aunt. (House of Peter)
E Franklin D.V.M., Bryan, TX., wrote to thank us for the article
on Paul Lobsinger's family in the past issue, and the story of the
demise of the O.M. Franklin Serum Company Laboratory which his father
founded. His story is included in this issue. (House of Paul)
Anthony L. Lang dropped us a Christmas Card. He and wife Serogine
and daughter Renata are doing fine and Tony is glad to be out of
graduate school and enjoys working for a large corporation doing
environmental impact evaluations. (House of Peter)
White (email@example.com) dropped us an email Christmas
wish. She is the daughter of Neil Francis and Virginia D (Roeder)
Lobsinger. (House of Louis)
late December, we received an email note from Eric Lobsinger
(firstname.lastname@example.org) from Japan. Eric reports that he was
married at 11 am on 20 December in Yokosuka, and he and Akiko are
very happy. Eric's folks, Ralph and Jacqueline Lobsinger of Kennewick,
WA., were able to attend the ceremony. (House of Michel)
and Nadine Lobsinger, Belleville, IL., dropped us a card too.
They wish all in the family well. (House of Michel)
and John Wilson, St. Agatha, ON., also send best wishes to all.
Sharon is the daughter of Laurier and Verna Irene (Sachs) Lobsinger.
Sharon reports she has become infected with genealogy and is having
lots of fun chasing down distant family members almost in her own
back yard. She reports that her brother Howard Lobsinger is now
working in Montreal for Peacock as a systems analyst, and their
son Jeff got married to shanna Stewart on April 25th, 1998. She
asks that we put Howard and her sister Rhonda on the mailing list.
That is done. (House of Louis)
Tschirhart, Ferndale, MI., sent us copies of three obituaries
and a nice Christmas Card toward the end of last year. (House of
J. Lobsinger, Santa Monica, CA., reports that he has been recruited
away from the investment banking busines to form an independent
feature film and television production firm called Little Wheels
Entertainment, Inc. He reports that they currentl have a portfolio
of nine feature films and three television productions. (House of
Querengesser, Listowel, ON., (email@example.com) found us
on the net and sent much information about his part of the jungle,
especially information on the family of his uncle, William Lobsinger.
William Losinger, brother of Bill Querengesser's mother, was born
in Neustadt, ON., and signed up with the Canadian Army in World
War I without his parents' permission. Consequently, he missed his
report date and was considered AWOL (as the story is related by
Bill's aunt Marie (Lobsinger) Curtis to him.
he moved south and with help from his sister Cellestine in Detroit,
managed to settle in Vrmont where he married and raised a family.
Heand wife Mary (?) had three children, John William, Jeanette,
and Maryann. In the 50s, he moved to the Tampa area in Florida where
he built houses until his death in 1958.
son John William Lobsinger moved to the area to take care of his
mother. John William was an accomplished pianist and he and Bill
Querengesser became good friends. At the age of 48, he was still
takeing piano lessons and practicing daily on his baby grand in
Dunedin, FL. John William was killed in an auto accident Sept. 20,
1977 on his way to a doctor's appointment. He worked for the Jim
Walters Housing company. (House of Louis)
and Kim Lobsinger, Port St. Lucy, FL., write that they are totally
involved in their kids' activities these days, and that Kim has
completed Fire Training School and is now a full fledged, qualified
firefighter, although still looking for a job in the business. (House
Lobsinger (firstname.lastname@example.org), Brantford, ON., writes that
a German gentleman stopped into the travel agency where she works
and was intrigued by the Lobsinger name, which he said ment that
many years ago, the family was designated by the town they lived
in to come out and sing for dignitaries who visited there. She wonders
if we are Lobsingers by family, or family by occupation?
also reports the death of Leo Creighton on October 29, 1997, and
Carol Anne Shoesmith who died August 21, 1997.
son Robert is now attending college at New Caledonia in Prince George,
BC. Her daughter Lori has received her BA degree with honors in
Sociology. Son Lawrence is no in Hamilton, ON., where he works at
a trailer park in nearby Tillsonburg.
Lobsinger (email@example.com) sent us an update on the family
tree of his father, Irwin Lobsinger, which helped us fill in some
(Lobsinger) Woelfle, Brandon, MS.,writes that her family had
the opportunity to visit Ontario last year and sent pictures of
a thrashing machine (the Lion) produed by the Lobsinger foundry
in Mildmay, ON. The machine was outside a Factory Outlet Mall in
St. Jacobs. She and husband Albert have two children, Gesina, 10;
and Matthew, 7. She is the daughter of Edward and Kathleen Lobsinger
of St. Clements. ON., (House of Louis)
know the current address of the following individuals? Their copy
of the last newsletter was returned undeliverable for whatever reasons:
Lobsinger, 134 Bridgeport Rd E, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Kroeger, 66 Hungerford Rd, Cambridge, ON, Canada N3C 2P6
Allan Lobsinger, Donlevy Place #4, St. Albert, AB, Canada
Wilhelm, 408 Greendale Drive, Windsor, ON, Canada N8S 4A6
& Jenny Kaphamer, 643 93rd Way, Mesa, AZ 85208
Allan Lobsinger, 2047 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102
Ann Larsen, 3528 Jarena Drive, Modesto, CA 95357
C. Wise began his banking career at the age of 15 as a bookkeeper
and assistant cashier at the First National Bank of Braman (OK.).
He died Thursday,
Feb. 19, 1998, at Stillwater Medical Center at the age of 92.
were at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church, with Dr. William
S. Inglish officiating. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery in
Stillwater under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
was born April 15, 1905 to James and Matilda (Lobsinger) Wise at
married Geneva Holcomb on Sept. 30, 1931 in Stillwater. She died
beginning his banking career at the First National Bank of Braman,
he joined Stillwater National Bank & Trust Co. on Sept. 1, 1928
as a bookkeeper. While working for SNB, he graduated Phi Kappa Phi
with an M.S. degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University,
then Oklahoma A&M, in 1931.
working at the bank, he established the first Installment Loan Department
in Oklahoma in order to provide financing for the purchase of automobiles,
and later established one of the first drive-through banking windows
1958 he became executive vice president and cashier of the bank.
He was instrumental in the growth of Stillwater National Bank and
the Oklahoma banking industry. At the time of his death, he was
a major shareholder and a director of the bank.
served on various committees of the Oklahoma Bankers Association
and saw many changes during his 72-year banking career. He said
in an interview a few years back, "Through all these changes,
banking has been very good to me over the years. Banking still remains
a people business, and I enjoy helping customers with their financial
was also the secretary and a director of the Stillwater Milling
was a major contributor to community and civic causes in Stillwater.
He helped organize the Stillwater Industrial Foundation and the
United Fund of Stillwater, now known as the Stillwater Area United
strongly believed in being active in the community. His community
activities included service as president and one of the first directors
of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, and past president both of
Stillwater Toastmaster's Club and the Stillwater Lion's Club. He
worked on local bond elections and was a longtime Sunday School
teacher at the First Christian Church.
was inducted into the Stillwater Hall of Fame in 1995. In 1996,
he was named to the Oklahoma State University College of Business
Administration Hall of Fame. In November of 1997, he established
the Paul C. Wise Endowed Chair of Finance at Oklahoma State University.
was predeceased by his parents, wife, and two sisters.
is survived by two sons, Dr. James B. Wise and his wife, Verena
Wise, of Oklahoma City, and Allen H. Wise of Edmond; two daughters,
Paula Wise Faillace and her husband, Dr. Louis A. Faillace, of Houston;
and Joan Wise Bevington and her husband, Bill Bevington, of Littleton,
Colo.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother,
James L. Wise of Muskogee.
were Kerby Crowell, Rick Green, Tom Bennett, Robert McCormick, Stan
White, and Autry Hill. Honorary pallbearers include George Berry,
Tom Berry, Haskell Cudd, J. Berry Harrison, Erd Johnson, David Lambert,
Lynn Pitts, Robert Rodgers, and Bob Swank.
can be made to First Christian Church, 411 W. Matthews, Stillwater,
Mary Odilla Tschirhart, SSJ
Mary Odilla Tschirhart, SSJ, died March 31, 1997 at Fontbonne Manor
in Nazareth, MI., near Kalamazoo. She was 85.
January 16, 1912, in Detroit to Felix and Gladys (Craw) Tschirhart,
the young Gertrude Tschirhart was a member of St. James Parish in
Ferndale at the time of her entrance into the Sisters of St. Joseph
Feb. 11, 1928.
Tschirhart received a bachelor's degree from Nazareth College and
took post-graduate courses in administration at the University of
Dayton and in theology at Notre Dame University.
spent 40 years as a teacher and principal at St. Catherine, Algonac;
St. Anne, St. Margaret Mary, St. Philip Neri, and St. Rita, Detroit;
St. Joseph, Kalamazoo; and St. Henry, Lincoln Park. Her last yars
in education wer spent as record clerk and secretary in the counseling
office at Bishop Foley High School, Madison Heights.
retirement, she remained busy helping others, first at St. Joan
of Arc Convent and then at Fontbonne Manor at Nazareth.
the time of her diamond jubilee, Sr. Tschirhart reflected on her
life as a Sister of St. Joseph: "My many contacts not only
with my sisters on the various missions, but the thousands of students
I have taught, enabled me to develop within myself a very deep awareness
of empathy for the sufferings and trials of other persons. I believe
I have learned to accept people as they are, since that's what God
expects of me."
is survived by three brothers, Bernard, Leohard, and Leo; and six
sisters, Ruth Kenney, Rose Tschirhart, Violet Tschirhart, Dolores
Tschirhart, Vera Reiman and Florence Jess. Funeral Mass was celebrated
April 3 in Holy Family Chapel in Nazareth
Lobsinger, beloved husband of the late Eleanor, dear father of Donald,
Mary Ann DeGentenaar (Robert) and Janet Snow (William). Grandfather
of Lawrence and Gary (Pat). Great Grandfather of Robert. Brother
of Irwin. Died October 24, 1997. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
A.H Peters Funeral Home, Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary 8 pm Tuesday.
August 31, 1996, Vincent J. Tschirhart, age 78 of Ferndale. Dear
brother of Vera Reiman, Florence Jess, Sr. Odilla Tschirhart, SSJ.,
Ruth Kenney, Bernard, rose, Leonard (Mary Lou), Leo (Eleanor), Violet
and Dolores. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Rosary 7:30
pm Monday at Spaulding and Curtin funeral Home, Ferndale. Funeral
Tuesday 10 am at St. James Catholic Church, Ferndale. burial at
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
John William, 48, 507 Vine Ave., Dunedin, FL., died Tuesday September
20, 1977. Born in Brattleboro, VT., he was a nine-year resident
who worked for the Jim Walter Corporation, export division, in Tampa,
include his wife Shirley A. (Carpenter); mother Mrs. Mary Lobsinger,
Dunedin; sisters Maryann Redman, Tampa; Janet Kissell, West Westminster,
VT.; father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Carpenter, Clearwater.
were held 10 am Friday at Feaster Largo Chapel. Burial was in Sylvan
Abbey Memorial Park.
obituary notice printed in the Republican News Journal of Newkirk,
OK., on February 8, 1907, page 5:
Lobsinger died at his home 1 mile east of Braman, Saturday, January
26 of asthma and heart trouble. He left a wife and four children.
He came from Hudson, Illinois to Kay County four years ago. A week
ago he went to Blackwell and picked out a coffin.
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