Spanish-American War/Conflict

Co. K, 52nd Iowa

Aukema, Mark W. 1874-1962



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LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, June 27, 1898

SENEY: (Special Correspondence)

Seney is proud of the fact that she has four brave boys who have volunteered to give their lives, if necessary, for their country. Watson Kennedy and Will Ewin went to Sheldon Thursday to enlist.

They both passed a satisfactory medical examination and were accepted. They will go to Sheldon Monday morning and will leave for Chickamanga in the afternoon. They will be mustered into company M of the Fifty-second Iowa regiment. Mark and Zip Aukema will also go to Sheldon Monday for the purpose of enlisting. These boys tried to get into the regular army about a year ago, but were rejected on account of slight physical disabilities. Mark underwent a surgical operation some time ago to remove his disability. They both expect to be accepted this time and be able to go to Chickamauga with the other boys. All honor to our brave boys, we wish them Godspeed. May they soon return to us as sound as when they leave.

U.S. Headstone Application for Military Veterans

Name of deceased: Aukema, Mark W.

Enlistment Date: July 5, 1898, Iowa

Discharge Date: October 30, 1898 (Honorable)

Grade: Private

Branch of Service: Co. K, 52 Regiment Iowa Infantry

Date of Birth: May 6, 1874

Date of Death: February 20, 1962

Buried: Hailey Cemetery, Hailey, Idaho