This is a photo of Lincoln Twp. Cemetery, prior to the May 1996 restoration. You can see that the stones are tipping, broken, etc.
~Photos & Information submitted by Justin Herbst
Lincoln Cemetery Restoration
Pictured John Winteringer and Iris Hemmingson, digging in a lilac bush to unearth the tombstone of infant Thompson baby.
Madonna and Steven McKibbin taking appart Martin Speed's stone.
Harold Binnebose in loader, Steven McKibbin, Joe & Melissa McKibbin, reglueing Martin Speed's stone.
Justin Herbst and his great aunt, Gayle Harrison Patton repairing Del Church's stone.
Harold Binnebose, Steven and Joe McKibbin, the tree was taken down for safety reasons.
LINCOLN CEMETERY, LINCOLN TWP, PLYMOUTH COUNTY, IA.
State grant money was obtained with the help of the Historical Society in LeMars, Iowa, in May 1996. John Winteringer and Iris Hemmingson were representatives of this historical society. A professional instructor, Paul Maddy, was sent to show volunteers how to repair stones. Lincoln Twp. board of trustee, Harold Binnebose, represented the township in this endeavor.
We met at 8am until 4pm, from May 16, 17, 18th, 1996, in blistering 97 degree heat, to be instructed, dig out every stone, reglue them and repair foundations.
Submitted by Justin Herbst