|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Northfield
Last Soldier Ira Calvin Wheeler
Private Ira Wheeler was the last living soldier in Howard County, Iowa but was buried in Northfield, 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 and the SUVCW, Iowa Department, is marking each grave with a plaque. Northfield Cemetery is located off Gates Avenue or Highway 246. The grave site is Section 2, Plot 18 in the NW corner. Thanks to Ron and Marilyn for the photos, taken 9/2/17.