Alexander II of Epirus

Alexander II was a king of Epirus, the son of Pyrrhus and Lanassa, the daughter of the Sicilian tyrant Agathocles. He succeeded his father as king in 272 BC, continued the war which his father had begun with Antigonus II Gonatas, whom he succeeded in driving from the kingdom of Macedon, he was, dispossessed of both Macedon and Epirus by Demetrius II of Macedon, the son of Antigonus II. By their assistance and that of his own subjects, who entertained a great attachment for him, he recovered Epirus, it appears. Alexander married his paternal half-sister Olympias, by whom he had two sons, Pyrrhus ΙΙ, Ptolemy ΙΙ and a daughter, Phthia. On the death of Alexander, around 242 BC, Olympias assumed the regency on behalf of her sons, married Phthia to Demetrius. There are extant copper coins of this king; the former bear a youthful head covered with the skin of an elephant's head. The reverse represents Pallas holding a spear in one hand and a shield in the other, before her stands an eagle on a thunderbolt.

Connop Thirlwall, History of Greece, vol. viii Johann Gustav Droysen, Hellenismus Benediktus Niese, Geschichte der griechischen und makedonischen Staaten Karl Julius Beloch, Griechische Geschichte vol. iii


Schölerberg is a district of Osnabrück, with 13,900 residents. The district of Schölerberg is located in the south of Osnabrück; the only stream running through this district is the Riedenbach, flowing in a northerly direction and completely canalised up to a short section between the Waldpark Schölerberg and the Vila-Real-Platz. The following districts surround Schölerberg in a clockwise direction: Innenstadt, Voxtrup, Kalkhügel and Wüste. Schölerberg has been a popular local leisure area since the start of the 20th century. Numerous artifacts such as walls and viewing platforms highlight the Schölerberg’s former usage as a forest park. In the early 1950s the restaurants aimed at day trippers and summer toboggan run made for attractive destinations for excursions. Quite early on the Schölerberg was connected to the Osnabrück tramway network; the area’s largest churches are the Lutheran Lutherkirche – built in 1909 and retaining all its Jugendstil furnishings – the Lutheran Lukaskirche and the Catholic Kirche St. Joseph, consecrated in 1917.

The former Heilige Familie Catholic parish church was converted into a columbarium church from 2009 to 2011. Furthermore the parish hall of the Reformed Evangelical Friedenskirche is located in the district. In addition the district of Schölerberg is home to four Muslim places of worship; the Stadtpark Schölerberg is situated on a limestone ridge and is home to a wide variety of natural species. Along with maple and beech trees there are oaks, cherry trees and robinia present. Typical spring bloomers can be found on the Schölerberg such as anemones, spotted arum and melic grass; the special location of the Schölerberg is utilised by the nationally acclaimed Osnabrücker Zoo, situated in this area. After the opening of the Samburu Park, the Underirdische Zoo was opened at the start of 2009, connecting the zoo to the neighbouring Natural History Museum. A planetarium and the Bodenpark Expo Project are situated in the immediate vicinity of the zoological gardens. Two traditional sport clubs – SC Schölerberg and SV Eintracht 08 Osnabrück – are located in the Schölerberg district, alongside football offering numerous other sports such as aerobics, basketball, women’s gymnastics, light athletics, sport shooting, tae-kwon-do, table tennis and regular tennis.

The flagship sport club of the area, however – known well beyond the boundaries of Osnabrück – is the Judo Crocodiles Osnabrück. Founded in 1980 by Jürgen Füchtmeyer, it continues to produce judoka of national and international acclaim – among them Julia Matijass, bronze medal winner at the 2004 Olympics, Oliver Gussenberg – participant in the 2000 and 2004 games – and most Martin Matijass, bronze medal winner at the European Under-17s Championships; the Crocodiles have scored successes in team judo – such as their 6 championship triumphs in the women’s First Bundesliga and, in 2012, victory at the male German Under-17s Team Championship. The sports centre on Iburger Straße offers more than just judo, however – the ju-jitsu department is becoming more popular and, following on from gold and silver wins in German championships, had a runner-up European Champion in Axel Walter in 2013; the training centre with its 600m² judo hall is a mecca for judoka across the whole Osnabrück region and its pull extends deep into North Rhine-Westphalia.

However and sports rehabilitation can be practiced in the 500m² fitness room. Vierteljährliche Informationen des Referates Stadtentwicklung und Bürgerbeteiligung, Bereich Statistik, 4/2008 Stadt Osnabrück, Referat für Stadtentwicklung und Bürgerbeteiligung -Statistik-, 11/2009

Charles F. Lembke

Charles F. Lembke was an American architect and contractor, prominent in Valparaiso, Indiana. Lembke built many downtown Valparaiso-area buildings, such as the Memorial Opera House, Carnegie public Library, Hotel Lembke, several local schools. Lembke was born to German immigrants Christian Caroline Nuppnau Lembke, he completed his education in his hometown of Valparaiso went on to Valparaiso University, completing his education in the School of Architecture at the University of Chicago. He returned to Valparaiso and formed the Charles Lembke company with his two brothers and Henry; because state law would not allow an architect to build the structure he designed, Charles managed the design business and Henry managed the construction business. Charles grandson stated in 1966 that the family felt that Charles best work as DeMotte Hall on the campus of Valparaiso University. Constructed in 1915 as the Agriculture and Domestic Science Building, the building served the university after 1959 as the Valparaiso School of Law.

At the Paris Exposition of 1900, the French Society of Architects awarded Charles Lembke First Place and the Gold medal for the best two-room school house made of brick. This was the Center Township District No. 3 School. Charles Lembke contributed a significant number of structures to Porter County, he is credited with 28 residences, 18 schools, 27 business. Between 1900 and 1923. 1871, Porter County Jail, S. Washington, builder 1881, Telephone Building, architect 1890, Lembke House, 304 Morgan St. Valparaiso 1890, Vidette Messenger Building, 163-167 W. Lincolnway, architect 1891, Christian Hospital, 108 E. Jefferson St. architect, razed ca 1978 1893, Memorial Hall, 104 E. Indiana, architect 1895, Center Township District No. 1 School, aka Flint Lake School, SR 49 at 500 N. architect, razed 2000 1896, Jackson Township District No. 5 School, 300 E, architect 1898, Columbia School, 500 E. Indiana, razed 1965 1899, Gardner School, W. Jefferson St, builder ca. 1900. Science Building, Valparaiso University, College Place.

R. 2 1905, Steve L. Finney House/Joseph Urschel House, 202 N. Michigan, architect 1906, Dr. David J. Loring Residence and Clinic, 102 N. Washington St, architect 1906-07, Biology and Medical Building, Valparaiso University, College Place, razed ca 1995 1907, Lembke Hall, Valparaiso University, S. College St. 1909, Altruria Hall, Valparaiso University, College at Brown St, razed 1985 ca 1910. Demolished 1995 1915, ca. Memorial Theater, W. Lincolnway, Premier Theater, N. Franklin, architect Specht-Finney Building, Main at Franklin, architect St. Clair School, Union Township, 5 miles west of Cooks Corner Elementary School. Architect, razed ca 1943 Bookstore, at Valparaiso University. Charles Lambke was awarded three patents on internal combustion engines. Charles F. Lembke at Find a Grave