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Jesse A. Howard





























Shawano County Advocate

26 May 1914


Nonagenarian is Summoned


Death summoned Jesse A Howard, Monday after noon at the home of his son in Belle Plaine. The deceased was 94 years of age and was a veteran of the Civil War. Immediately following the war he located in this county and has since been a continuous resident. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2:00. Six grandchildren will act as pallbearers. Internment will take place at the Belle Plaine cemetery.



Shawano County Journal

28 May 1914

Passes Away At Ninety-Two Years


Jesse Howard, the patriarch of the town of Belle Plaine, died at the home of his son, Judson, Monday afternoon. of senility, at the age of ninety-two years, 1 month and 19 days. He was a wonderful man in point of vigor and constitution. his descendents can be counted by the scores, and all are endowed with muscular vigor. Before his death, there was an unbroken line of five generations. A few years ago, the Journal published a picture of four living generations of his progeny, all of the male sex, and all named Howard. the name of the Howards constituting this line were Jesse, Judson, Fred and Victor. Since that time the little boy Victor has died and the exclusive male line was broken, but there are several lineages of four generations in the family one link of which is one of the daughters. Indeed there are five living living persons of a fifth generation. The deceased man leaves 11 children, 28 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. We doubt this record can be duplicated very many times in the entire county.


Mr. Howard was born in Orange county, New York on the 6th day of April, 1822. When he was a small boy, his father moved the family into Pennsylvania, which was then a thick wilderness. Here they hewed out a farm and built a homestead. at the age of 24, Mr. Howard was married to Miss Nancy Yaeger and when the Civil War broke out there were several children in the family. During the Gettysburg campaign Mr. Howard enlisted his service in the cause of the Union, and the children and the mother worked the farm. Young Judson ran away a few days after his departure to enlist, but he was sent back on account of his tender years. The father joined Company I of the 104th Pennsylvania regiment and served until his end of the war without receiving so much as a scratch in any of the battles. After the war he went back to his farm, and in 1877 he sold it and then moved his family to Wisconsin and settled on a homestead farm in Belle Plaine. The wife died twelve years ago, and since that time, Mr. Howard has lived with his son Judson, who remained on the original farm. The children of this man of many years were Lydia, Mrs. S G Yaeger, who died ten years ago; Betsy, Mrs. Wm. Porter who died in 1904; Jane, Mrs. Orson Latham, deceased, Bell, Mrs. Addison Porter, deceased; Lucy, Mrs. Wm. James, now living in Aniwa; Patience, Mrs. Jos. Carter; Elizabeth, Mrs. Jos. Hobart of Pennsylvania; Jason, a son living at Crandon; Harriet, Mrs. McPhall of Ladysmith' May, Mrs. Myron Jones, Belle Plaine. During his whole life, Mr. Howard never tasted a drop of intoxicating liquor of any kind whatever. The funeral was held this afternoon at the house, Rev. Slater conduction the services. The pallbearers were six grandsons of the deceased. All of the living children were present except the daughter who lives in Pennsylvania. 


Jesse A Howard

Enlisted as Pvt 104 Penn Inf Co I on 1 Jan 1864

Mustered out as Pvt 104 Penn Inf Co I on 25 Aug 1865 at Portsmouth, VA

Time served 1y 7m 24d

Born 6 Apr 1822, Orange Co.,  New York

Died 25 May 1914 Belle Plaine, Shawano Co. WI

Buried Friendship Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Shawano Co. WI    

Wife Nancy Young

Children Betsy, Lydia, Jane, Isabel, Judson, Lucinda, Patience, Bell, Elizabeth, Jason, and Harriet