Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery- Colwich

600 W. Chicago Colwich

There are nearly 900 people interred here, although none of them are considered famous.

One of the oldest graves belongs to Balthaser Duermann. He was born January 29, 1830.

Balthaser is a form of the name Balthaser. Balthaser is a name commonly given to one of the three wise men.  According to, Balthaser was the 44,034th most popular name in 2010.

Duermann was married to Franziska Duermann.  They had at least three children.  

Balthaser passed away on October 6, 1906 at the age of 76.

I was very impressed with the beauty of the Sacred Heart Church.

About 400 families call the church home.  It began as a simple white frame church which was dedicated in 1901. That church burned to the ground in 1915.  A new church, the current one, was dedicated in 1918.

Check out the other Sedgwick County Cemeteries we’ve visited.

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