Andrew J. Osburn, Sadie Osburn, 9 North 48 West


Andrew Jackson Osburn, per one family post, was born Nov 5, 1855.
Another said Sarah Malissa Osburn was born Nov 4, 1845.
In 1870 Monroe County, Iowa, C.C. Osburn is 58, Sarah 55, Rebecca 27, Margaret 25, Sarah 24 Irene 20, George 17, Andrew 15, and Edwin 9,.
Sarah W. Osburn 1813-1878 is buried in the Osborn Cemetery, Monroe County.
In 1880 Monroe County, Iowa, C.C. Osburn 68 is farming, with kids Rebecca 30, Sarah M. 28, Irene F. 26, Andrew J. 24, and Edwin L. 19.
Caleb Carl Osburn 1811-1882 is buried with Sarah # 47342505 and 47346559.
In 1900 Monroe County, Iowa, Andy is a laborer, working for sister Irene F. Cain and her husband David.

In 1910 Logan County, Colorado, Andrew 53 born in Iowa, with sister Sarah M. 63, Indiana, are living together.

Andrew proved up a quarter in 15, 9N 48W in 1910, and Sadie one in section 10 in 1913, touching Andrew's.



Sadie and Andrew are living together in 1920 Haxtun, on South Colorado Avenue, retired.
1923 Pumpkin Vine news "Mr. and Mrs. V.S. Bellamy, A.J. Osburn, Uncle Davy Templeton, W.A. and H.t. Groves were Crook callers Thursday."

Miss Sadie Osburn, 80, and resident of Haxtun for the past 20 years died at her home here Tuesday, April 27, 1926 after an illness of several weeks. Miss Osburn suffered a fall last December which fractured a hip bone and since her injury she has never been well. Miss Sadie M. Osburn, daughter of Caleb and Sarah Osburn was born in Putman county, Indiana, Nov. 6, 1845. In 1855 she moved to Monroe county, Iowa, where she resided until 1884. From there she moved to Atkinson, Nebr., residing there until 1907, when she moved to Haxtun, Colo. She resided here until her death, making her home with her brother, A. J. Osburn. She passed away at her home in Haxtun, Colo, April 27, 1926, age 80 years, 5 months and 21 days. She was one of a family of ten children. Two sisters and three brother preceded her in death. Three sisters and one brother are still living, Mrs. Mary Raddish of California, Margaret Phillips of Atkinson, Nebr., Irene Cain of Lovilia, Ia., and A. J. Osburn of Haxtun. Miss Osburn united with the Presbyterian church in 1890. She was a good woman and not only the immediate family and relatives but many others mourn her passing. For her, death was not to be dreaded. She had lived a good and true life. Haxtun (Colo) Harvest.
Andy is still in Haxtun in 1930, living on Colorado Avenue. His niece Tessa B. Hess, 39, widowed, born in Iowa, wtih her Georgia H. 8 and Ray A. 6 both born in Colorado.

(Tessie Osburn was in Decatur County, Kansas in 1900, born January 1888 in Iowa. Parent George Osburn May 1853 Indiana, Mary Feb 1856 Iowa, Lough Jan 1883 Nebraska, Bernice May 1884 Nebraska, Fred Oct 1889 Iowa, Nellie Sept 1891 Iowa, May Mary 1893 Iowa, and Caleb Nov 1895 Kansas.
Tessie is still with them in 1910 Decatur County. George M. Osborn 1853-1920 is buried in Red Willow County, Nebraska # 19048796, with Mary 1856-1949 # 19048806.

1922 Haxtun “Verne Hess has begun drilling wheat in corn stalks with a four-horse drill on the Shannon place.”
1924 Tessa Bell Hess, widow of Estell Vern Hess, proved up two quarters in section 23, 10N 48W, Logan County.
Andy and Sarah Osburn are buried in Haxtun next to each other. The cemetery records do not have dates for Andrew.


Tessa B. (Osborn) Hess 1888-1954 and daughter Georgia H. (Hess) Groover 1921-1973 are buried in Haxtun.

Rex Andrew Hess of Haxtun was born March 19, 1923 on a farm northwest of Haxtun to Estelle Vern and Tessa Bell Osburn Hess. He died Wednesday, October 25, 1995 in the intensive care unit at Sterling Regional Med-Center at the age of 72.

Rex lost his father as an infant and his mother moved her family to Haxtun. He attended school in Haxtun, completing all 12 years. He also went to Capitol College of Pharmacy in 1941 and worked in the local drug stores in Haxtun.

As a young man he served in the service from October of 1945 to November of 1946. After his time in the service, he worked construction. He also worked as a roofer for both Sturgis and Spelts Roofing.

Hess spent most of his life in northeastern Colorado. He retired and lived in Sterling until the early '90s when poor health caused his return to Haxtun to be closer to family. An important highlight of Rex's last year was becoming acquainted with his daughter Patrice and her son.

Preceding him in death were his parents, sister Georgia Groover and nephew Jimmy Groover.

Survivors include his children Michael Hess of Lincoln, Nebraska, Michelle Timan of Manhattan, Kansas and Patrice Worrington of Easley, South Carolina; grandchildren Briannea Fey and Ry Boynton; nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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