OBITS - Letter S
 Cheyenne County, Colorado




Mrs Catharina Anna Sebade nee Hubenthal, was born February 24, 1872 at Tennly Park, Illinois and departed this life on February 17, 1925 at Denver Colorado. She reached the age of 53 years, minus exactly one week. The cause of death was cancer of the stomach.

As a small girl, she moved to Bancroft, Nebraska with her parents.

Here she was married to Henry Sebade February 13,1895 having been married 30 years and four days. During most of this time the Sebades lived in Nebraska. For several years they lived near the Black Hills of South Dakota, where they took a homestead. In the spring of 1922 they moved to Cheyenne Wells and have been here since. Mrs Sebade's last sickness never troubled her until a short time before Christmas, and shortly after New Years she was confined to her bed. Mrs Sebade has proceeded both her parents who live in Nebraska as well as her husband in the departure from this life. Of her four sons and two daughters, one daughter has passed away, while the others are all living her at Cheyenne Wells, and of those three are married. She also leaves behind three grandchildren, three sisters in Nebraska, one sister in Illinois, four brothers in Nebraska, one in South Dakota and one here.

In her early infancy her parents brot her to the Lord Jesus in Holy Baptism, and ever since she has remained a faithful member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. As all her hope and faith was placed in Jesus Christ he Divine Saviour, so our comfort in this hour of bereavement is His gracious promise, "Blessed are they which die in the Lord from henceforth"..

As short service was held at the home, and this was continued in the Lutheran Church the Rev. B Kov being the officiating minister. The body was laid to rest in the Fairview Cementery in Cheyenne Wells.


Henry was born January 21, 1869 in Hanover, Germany. He was baptized on the day he was born and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in the year 1882 in Germany.

He came to this country in the year 1883 and made his home in Chicago, Illinois. In the year 1885 he moved to Pender, Nebraska and entered into Holy Wedlock with Katerine Ann Hubenthal, this union was blessed with six children: George, Dorthea, Ernest, Lester, Melvin, and Violet. In 1906 he moved to Bloomfield, Nebraska and then in 1921 he made his home in Cheyenne Wells, where he continued to live until he entered the Good Sanatorium in 1952. He passed away on Tuesday July 23, at the age of 88 years, six months and 2 days.

He leaves to morn his passing, two sons, Ernest of Richland, Washington , Melvin of Longmont,Colorado: one daughter, Violet Simpson of Denver: one sister, Meta Sebade of Pender, Nebraska: ten grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday July 27th at 2PM at the Brentlinger Mortuary with interment at Fairview Cemetery in Cheyenne Wells, Rev. Donald Kuhn officiating. Mr LeRoy McKean sang "Abide With Me" and "God Will Take Care Of You."

Herb Steinike, Luther Nelson, Lee Ross, Mike Peterson. Bob Coane and Dan Thyne served as pallbearers.


Lester Rudolph Sebade was born at Randolph, Nebraska, April 16, 1901 and departed this life May 22, 1946 at Pendleton, Oregon, age 45 years, one month and six days.

He moved with his parents to Bloomfield, Nebraska when a boy. He was married to Bessie Gotschall February 26, 1923. In the fall of 1923, he moved with his wife to Cheyenne Wells, Colorado where they resided for the next 18 years. To this union were born two children, Dale and Vera, both at home.

Lester served as custodian at the Cheyenne County Courthouse for many years and was highly regarded by all who knew him.

They moved to Portland, Oregon, January 1943, where they have since made their home.

Lester had recently been transferred to Pendleton, Oregon, as a combination welder, where he suddenly died of a heart attack.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Bessie; son, Dale; daughter, Vera: his father Henry Sebade, Cheyenne Wells. Colorado: three brothers,; George, Deer River, Minnesota; Ernest and Melvin, Richland, Washington; sister Violet Simpson, Denver,Co. nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends

In his early infancy his parents brought him to the Lord Jesus in Holy Baptism. He remained a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

His body was brought to Portland, Oregon where funeral services were held in the chapel of McGinnis and Wilhelm on Friday May 24, 1946 with Rev. H.J. Trinklein officiating. He was laid to rest at River View Cemetery.

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead-he is just away|
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there.
And you, O you, who with the wildest yearn,
For the old-time step and the glad return
Think of him fairing on as dear
In the love of there as the love of here;
Think of him still as the same I say;
He is not dead-he is just away.
----James Whitcomb Riley

SHERMAN (nee HUNTSMAN), Rose Anna, (1858-1941)


OBITUARY: Source: clipping in scrapbook, unknown newspaper, 1941; BLMahlberg's file

Rose Anna Sherman

Rose Anna Sherman was born October 8th, 1858, in Emerson, Iowa, and grew to womanhood in that place. She was married to Alvin H. Sherman February 2nd, 1881. Died in Yuma, Colorado, April 8th, 1941.

To this union was born six children, five of whom survive the mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.H. Sherman on March 7th 1934, and also one child Almira Sherman. Surviving children are Cleve Sherman Alamosa, Colorado; Mrs. Lulu Taylor Beatrice, Nebraska; Mrs. Faye Lambert Yuma, Colorado; Llewellyn Sherman Rayville, Missouri; and Mrs. Dora Gudgel of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado. These with other relatives and friends rise up to call her name blessed.

She united with the Baptist church of Emerson, Iowa, in early life and remained a faithful member until the time of her death. A truly Christian character has gone to meet the God who gave her life and the Christ who gave to her eternal life.


In Memory Of
Rose A. Sherman
Born October 8, 1858
Died April 8, 1941

Teach us, o lord; how frail is man,
and kindly lengthen out our span,
Till, cleansed by grace, we all may be
Prepared to die and dwell with Thee.

Brentlinger Mortuary
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado

Source: news clipping in scrapbook, April 1941, BLMahlberg's files

Mrs. Rose Sherman

Last Tuesday night, April 8th Mrs. Rose Sherman passed away in Yuma at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard Lambert. A fortunate planning for a family reunion had brought all her children together with the exception of Mrs. Oscar Gudgel who had expected to go to Yuma Wednesday morning. Mrs. Sherman had had several days of pleasure with her children before the sudden illness which closed her eyes in the last sleep.

In the News issue of March 8, 1934 we wrote of the passing of Mr. Sherman, the day before.We told how greatly he was loved by a large circle of friends because of his unfailing kindliness. This can be restated at this time, as true of the fine little lady who has just gone.

The funeral services are to be held at the Methodist church at 10 o'clock tomorrow, Friday morning and burial beside her husband in the Cheyenne Wells cemetery.

The bereaved family has the sincere sympathy of their host of friends in the county, who have known and loved their beloved mother.

SHERMAN, Alvin H., (1852-1934)

Source: clipping, unknown newspaper, dated March 15, 1934

Alvin H. Sherman

"Alvin H. SHERMAN was born October 4,1852 near Oil City, Clarion County, PA. and died in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, March 7, 1934 at the age of 81 years 5 months and 3 days.

On February 2, 1881 he was married to Rose HUNTSMAN, m. in Emerson, Mills County, Iowa. and to this union was born six children five of whom are living the eldest daughter Allie having preceded him in death in 1930 at Cheyenne Wells.

In 1887 they moved to California, living there about 4 1/2 years, returning to Emerson, Iowa where they made their home until coming to Colorado in 1907.

They homesteaded in the southeast part of the county and moved to Cheyenne Wells where they have since made their home. In 1931 they celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary. in 1889 he united with the First Baptist church of Emerson, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Sherman; five children, Cleve Sherman of Alamosa, Colorado; Mrs. Lulu Taylor and Mrs. Faye Lambert of Arapahoe, Colorado; Lew Sherman of Liberty, Missouri; and Mrs. Dora Gudgel of Cheyenne Wells, two brothers, one sister, twenty-two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He had a kind and gentle disposition and was ever a faithful and loving husband and father.

He was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge of Emerson, which he joined almost 50 years ago.

Funeral services for the deceased were held at the Methodist church Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m., the sermon being delivered by Rev. Chesnutt. Mr. Sherman was a Mason of many years standing and his funeral was attended in a body by the local brethren. The services at the grave were conducted with the solemn ritual of the Masonic fraternity."

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Cheyenne Wells, CO.

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