Sarah Anna (Wesby) ROSENKRANS
The Hoxie Sentinel -- March 24, 1921
A PIONEER LADY IS CALLED HOME
In the sudden death of Mrs. Rosenkrans this county has lost one of it's earliest settlers. Few people who have passed on life's pathway the stone that marks the 63 rd year of terrestrial life, may count forty-five such markers all identified with the history and well being of Sheridan county. To spend forty-five years in a country in the making, is proof in itself of the nobility of character and kindly instincts of those who are thus privileged. Mrs. Rosenkrans was always proud of her long citizenship here and loyal to the soil that she had so long trod.
In the early days of every new country there is always an opportunity to loan a helping hand to the sick and afflicted, and this good lady, like Whittier said of his mother, never stopped to ask about creed or state but gladly performed her part, in comforting the unfortunate and needy. In fact she never grew weary in well doing, and has left behind her a kind and tender memory that will remain precious to her friends and loved ones, Peace to her soul.
Sarah Anna Wesby was born in South Milford, Indiana, March 28, 1857, and passed away at Hoxie, March 20, 1921, following a brief illness, at the age of 63 years, 11 months, and 19 days.
She was united in marriage to Charles Rosenkrans at *** Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo county, Michigan, July 20, 1875 and to them nine children were born, four of whom survive her, Harm Rosenkrans and Mrs. Viola Kerr of Hoxie, and Mrs. Isabelle Kerr, of Woodrow, Colorado, and Mrs. Dot Mitchell of Siebert, Colorado.
The deceased came with her husband to Sheridan County in 1876 and took up a homestead three miles south of Hoxie, where she made her home until called to the Great Beyond.
Funeral services were held from the M.E. church Tuesday after, conducted by Rev. C.A. Davis, the pastor, and all that was mortal of this kindly lady was laid to rest in the Hoxie cemetery.
*** Information correction made from original documents.
Submitted by Merelene Bockway
Gayle M. Garrett ....WaKeeney, KS