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Howard County: Northfield
GPS Coordinates: 44.444950 by -93.159940
Last Soldier Ira Calvin Wheeler
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Private Ira Wheeler was the last living soldier in Howard County, Iowa but was buried in Northfield, Minnesota. This memorial is listed under both Howard County and Minnesota. He served in Company G, 47th Wisconsin Infantry. Ron and Marilyn Rittel placed a marker on his grave to honor and recognize the service of Private Wheeler. Ron has identified the last soldier in each Iowa County. Northfield Cemetery is located off Gates Avenue or Highway 246. The gravesite is at Section 2, Plot 18 in the NW corner. Thanks to Ron and Marilyn for the photos, taken 9/2/17.