||Older residents of this community will be pained to learn of the passing of Andrew Ambuehl Sr. He had been in failing health for several weeks. with kidney trouble. he was taken to the McDonald hospital Monday evening at 8 o'clock, and died Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock.
Mr. Ambuehl was active until a few days before his final illness. On Friday, Jul 24, he was working in a garden at the home of his sister, Mrs. Nicholas Bear.
Funeral services for Mr. Ambuehl will be held this afternoon at the Reformed church, they will be in charge of Mr. Ambuehl's pastor, Rev. Armin H. Tendick, and burial will be made at Oakwood cemetery. All of Mr. Ambuehl's children will be present at the funeral services.
The birth of Mr. Ambuehl occurred in Switzerland, in the town of Davos, Canton Graubunden, March 22, 1865. He came to the United States with his parents, Andrew and Katrina Ambuehl, when he was seven years old, and the family settled on a farm on Bowen's Prairie, Jones county. Throughout his life Mr. Ambuehl followed the vocation of a farmer. He has three sisters and one brother, vis: Mrs. J. L. Arduser and Mrs. Kate Baer of Monticello and Mrs. Margaret Kiburz of Cedar Rapids, and George Ambuehl of Monticello. He was confirmed in the Reformed church in Monticello by the Rev. F. Graf, who was at that time pastor of the church. He also was a member of the same church.
Married in 1885
The marriage of Andrew Ambuehl to Anna Ruof occurred at the home of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ambuehl, November 26, 1885. Rev. Wittenwyler, at that time pastor of the Reformed church, performed the ceremony. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Ambuehl went to housekeeping on a Bowen's Prairie farm, known as the Huntoon place. This farm is now occupied by Ulrich Schilt. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Ambuehl lived on the Brown farm, before they moved to their present acreage, twenty years ago. This acreage is located at the edge of the city limits in Monticello, and consists of 23 acres. It is of interest to note that the Huntoon farm was the first farm occupied by the first settler in Jones county, Hugh Bowen.
Mr. and Mrs. Ambuehl became the parents of nine children, all of whom are living, with the exception of one daughter, who died in infancy. In addition to his widow, he is survived his twin sons, Andrew and John, Mrs. Neman Moore, Oscar, George, and Rudolph Ambuehl, and Mrs. Roy Like of Monticello, and Mrs. D. H. Cobb of St. Louis. He is also survived by twenty-eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. Ambuehl has a host of old-time friends who will sympathize with his family in his passing.
Submitted by: Lloyd Raeg