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"It is said that one of the landowners hit a grave stone while they were plowing, and they drug it to the fence row." ~family descendant

"Pictures were taken of Marcus Long small tombstone located by the road ditch between 2 posts on the Northwest corner of the 80 acres originally owned by the Long family. This 80 lies directly north of the farm that the Mathwig cemetery is located on. The last I knew that farm was owned by Roy Sitzmann." ~pic by J.Ross


Tombstone Photo

Marcus Long

Can anyone help with more detail about this small marker? Does anyone know why the marker is not with the burial place in the small Mathwig family cemetery?

Marcus Long

Civil War Record:

Name: Markus Long
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Union Regular Army
Regiment Name: 16 U.S. Inf.
Regiment Name Expanded: 16th Regiment, US Infantry (Regular Army)
Company: I
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private

Tombstone Photo for Marcus Long-located in the St. Joseph (Neptune) Cemetery, rural Hinton, Iowa.

Married Anna Luksan, 06 Jul 1870, Plymouth County, Iowa

Died 29 Jun 1895, Plymouth County, IA

This photograph of the small tombstone marker for Marcus Long was taken recently in early 2011. It is said to be located today between two fence posts in the NW corner of the former LONG 80 acres.

Plymouth County, Lincoln Twp Map

Note the Section 4 surnames:


Lang (sic Long) 80 acres

Mathwig 160 acres w/Cemetery



Peterson (Sec. 3)

Kounkel (Sec. 3)


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