Albert Julius Hebbe
The Children of Christoph and Sophia Hebbe:
Albert Julius was born 27 July 1867 near Perry, Kansas, and died May
“about” 1943 at Tonkawa, Oklahoma. He and Alice May Roberts
married 21 February 1889 in Jefferson Co., Kansas. [Jefferson County
Kansas Marriage Book E, page 418]. They were married by Rev. Atkinson.
Helen Stein wrote of him: "They moved to Oklahoma about the same
time the William Hebbes moved there. They were the parents of two
Ortie Hebbe Decker, born at Perry, Kansas January 6, about 1890 and who
died August 18, 1970 at Tonkawa, Oklahoma and is buried there.
Hazel Hebbe died as a young girl, probably ten years old."
From Helen Stein's letter of August 22, 1992: "My grandparents
did not have the money to start their sons out in business, so Will and
Albert took advantage of the Opening of the Okla. Strip and each
settled in a homestead in that state. Will near what is now Dover and
Albert in Tonkawa. Frank joined the army. Albert and Mae [sic]
had two daughters, Hazel who died young and Ortie who later married,
but no children. Albert and Mae are buried in cemetery at Tonkawa, but
no markers as they, at least Mae and Ortie, [thought] it was better to
give that money to missions. Frank is also buried in Tonkawa cemetery."
The younger daughter of Albert "Ab" Hebbe wrote to her cousin Irene
(daughter of William C. Hebbe) to express sympathy on the death of
Irene's sister Delma from diabetes. Postmarked Tonkawa, Okla, the
return address is Ortie Hebbe, Tonkawa, Okla. and the adressee is Miss
Irene Hebbe, Dover, Okla. The letter is written in pencil on pre-folded
Dec. 9, 1919
Dear Irene --
I can't begin to tell you how grieved we were to hear of Delma's death.
We wanted to come to you all and try to comfort you for we know just
how heart-broken you all felt as we have had our sorrow too. And we had
made arrangements to come but Papa got the asthma along in the night
and we could not. The train service has been very poor as you all know
and it was impossible for us to make the trip in the car as the roads
are practically impassible.
But we did ask our Heavenly Father to comfort you and strengthen your
hearts in your great sorrow and I'm sure He did not fail you. You will
all miss Delma so -- we know and youwill be so very lonely for her many
times -- all the time at first but after while you will come to know
that there are many heartaches and cares and troubles that she has been
We are only human & we cannot help but grieve yet if we
analize our grief it is mostly selfish. When we miss our
loved ones and sometimes almost want them back -- it
is usually for our own selfish reasons. They are where no
thing that can hurt them or worry them or wrong them can ever
enter -- and the dear Heavenly Father himself will make them happy and
It is very cold here today. The gas has been low and we have been
afraid that it would go off but it has not yet. We would be glad
to have any or all of you folks make us a visit any time.
With love to all from all,
A get-well card postmarked Sept. 12, 1941
was sent by May (Roberts) Hebbe to her brother in law William. It is
addressed to Mr. and Mrs William Hebbe, Dover, Oklahoma and the
return address reads 102 S. Public St., Tonkawa, Okla. There is
a purple 3-cent "For Defense" stamp. The mention of "Lida"
refers to Lida (Potter) Buzzard, Mattie’s sister.
Dear Mattie and all.
-- We were so very Sorry to hear about dear Wills sickness. but So glad
to learn that he is better; it was kind of Lida to let us know. We let
Frank Know about it. We could not come to you as Albert has been having
a very Severe attac of asthma he got his feet wet and did not tell us.
and went down town all afternoon Monday. that night time he was so he
could scarcely breathe Ortie took him to the doctor tuesday
morning and he gave him Something to relieve him temporarily. and he
has had a bad time but to day Friday he is down town again but not well
enough. we have been expecting you over for Some time. we have not
heard frm Kans for a long time. the said Caril came to Kansas the first
of July but we have not Seen him or heard from him hope he comes to See
us all Soon Now we do hope & pray for good news from you all
love and best wishes to all from
Ab, May, Ortie