Shawano County Journal
Thursday, 12 May 1870
Also, at the same place, on the 8th inst., after a short but severe illness, which he bore, with great patience, AMBROSE HOWE, Esq., Sen., at the advanced age of 74 years.
He leaves a disconsolate widow, a large family and a numerous circle of friends, to mourn the loss of a tender husband, an affectionate father, and a generous, warm-hearted friend,
The deceased came to Shawano from Warren county, N.Y., of which he was a native, about 17 years ago. He was one of the first settlers in the county and for some years kept a hotel in the lower part of the village. A man of uncommon size and strength, his open countenance and frank, genial manner, harmonized well with his athletic form. He will long be remembered by those who have partaken of his generous hospitality. Friendly to all, he was beloved by all who knew him one of those men who seem to have no enemies.
During his illness the writer visited him and conversed freely with him on the subject of religion. He expressed faith in Jesus as the sinner's Friend, and a hope of blissful immortality beyond the grave. The funeral services were held at the home of the deceased, and were largely attended. The sermon was preached by the writer from Revelation, 14th chap., 13th verse. Elder Stevens was also present, and took part in the services.