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Polk County: Des Moines
GPS Coordinates: 41.605250 by -93.685917
Last Soldier Jacob J. Neuman
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The last Civil War soldier to pass away in Polk County was Jacob J. Neuman (1846-1943). He was a Musician in Company I of the 148th Illinois Infantry. The plaque was placed in late 2014. He is buried in Masonic Cemetery. The entrance to the Cemetery is at 48th and College. You can also enter on University and go through Glendale Cemetery. The gravesite is in Block A - it is best to stop at the Masonic Cemetery office for directions. Photos taken 8/16/16.