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Mound Cemetery
Section 23 of St. Clair Township, Benton County, Iowa
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Excerpt from Years To Remember, Chapter IV - Cemeteries, page 37:  "Mound cemetery is located midway between Watkins and Norway and at one time was used as an Indian burial ground. The first graves are well over one hundred years old. The land was owned by the Ira Tafts and they had named the mounds for three members of their family, Emily, Ruhama and Jane.

One day while walking over the mounds, Ruhama Taft remarked as she stood midway on the mound named for her, "This would be a most peaceful place to sleep", and so part of that place became "Mound Cemetery". The spot she thought so peaceful was fenced in for the family burying ground, and an iron fence set in native stone encloses it, and thus became a cemetery within a cemetery.

Among the first known buried there are Ira Taft, 1875, Mrs, Ira Taft, 1859, and their daughter Jane Mason, 1862, and John Doolittle, 1872."

Last Name First Name Birth Date Death Date Epitaph Gravestone Photo project Obit Comments
Bower Dorothea July 20, 1865 Feb. 10, 1897 Wife of John A. Bower PHOTO    
Bower Elizabeth Ann June 26, 1828 Apr 15, 1901 Wife of John Bower SAME
STONE
PHOTO
   
Bower John Sept. 21, 1831 Aug. 25, 1911      
Bower Hannah   Apr 30, 1880 Aged ?0 Years PHOTO    
Bower Sarah J. 1831 1913   SAME
STONE
PHOTO
   
William 1828 1921      
Buck John M. 1850 1928   SAME
STONE
PHOTO
   
Buck Jane R. 1862 1958      
Charles Capt. Jas. C.   Feb. 22, 1870 Aged 40 y'rs 14 d's PHOTO    
Clark James   Mar. 3, 1860 Aged 73 Years PHOTO    
Clark Margaret C. Apr 8, 1831 July 8, 1900 Wife of William Clark SAME
STONE
PHOTO
   
Clark William Aug. 15, 1828 Dec. 7, 1901      
Fowler Ebenezer M.   May 18, 1881 Our Father.
Aged 64? yr's 7 mo's 6 d's
PHOTO    
Fowler Lewis M.   Oct. 12, 1895 Aged 48 Ys. 11 Ms. 12 Ds. PHOTO    
Fowler Otilla E.   Jan. 19, 1907 Our Mother.
Aged 88 yrs. 7 mos. 26 ds.
PHOTO    
Hoyt John C. Feb. 16, 1878 1958     OBIT  
Hoyt John C. Mar. 29, 1848 or 1847 Nov. 27, 1916     OBIT  
Hoyt Mary K. April 26, 1852 Feb. 17, 1888     OBIT nee Lacher
Hoyt Walter R. May 19, 1894 July 31, 1940     OBIT  
Kimm Albert Aug. 30, 1888 Oct. 1918   PHOTO    
Kimm Delia June 1, 1896 Mar. 8, 1901 Dau of C. H. & Emma Kimm PHOTO    
Kimm Caroline Aug. 29, 1851 July 3, 1943     OBIT nee Schneider
Kimm Justus H. Sept. 11, 1839 Sept. 11, 1931     OBIT  
Maag David S May 11, 1853 Oct 11, 1917   PHOTO    
Mayhew Alma Apr 15, 1881 June 4, 1910 Wife of E. R. Mayhew PHOTO    
Mayhew Bernice May 18, 1910 Dec. 30, 1912 Dau. of E. R. & Alma Mayhew PHOTO    
Mayhew Clarissa J. June 24, 1866 May 29, 1936     OBIT nee Miner
Mayhew Elizabeth J. July 18, 1847 Apr 29, 1911 Wife of O. Mayhew PHOTO    
Mayhew Elmer R. Dec. 2, 1878 Sept. 26, 1960   PHOTO    
Mayhew Osander Dec. 12, 1844 Mar. 2, 1927   PHOTO    
McNee Lena
April 11, 1875 Nov. 16, 1955     OBIT nee Newton
McNee Norman M. Dec. 17, 1866 May 1949     OBIT  
Montague William M. Mar. 4, 1897 Mar. 13, 1933 Iowa, Corp. 133 Inf. 34 Div. PHOTO    
Pirie Hans Feb. 15, 1863 Jan. 5, 1939     OBIT  
Springer Eliza J. Apr 30, 1826 Dec. 13, 1883 Wife of Jacob Springer.
Born Uniontown, PA.
Died Watkins, Iowa.
SAME
STONE
PHOTO
   
Springer Jacob Jan. 21, 1824 May 14, 1911 Born Fayette Co. PA.
Died Benton Co, Iowa.
   
Springer Eugene B. Jan. 23, 1846 July 11, 1865   PHOTO   Pvt. Co H 2nd IA Cav.
Springer Thomas H. Sept. 25, 1837 Sept. 24, 1887   SAME
STONE
PHOTO
   
Springer Amelia Nov. 25, 1837 May 10, 1904 Wife of T. H. Springer.
Born Chillicothe, Ohio.
Died Mt. Vernon, Iowa.
   
Wittenburg Edward C Feb 24, 1925 Oct 9, 2006   PHOTO  
Wittenburg William Carl Aug 21, 1921 Dec 23, 1988   SAME
STONE
PHOTO
   
Bernice Lillian Oct 23, 1925 Dec 21, 2007     nee Miller
Wittenburg William, Sr. Jul 1, 1887 Nov 20, 1973   SAME
STONE
PHOTO
   
Jessie Agnes Apr 8, 1894 Dec 16, 1983     nee Buch
Zornig Annine M. May 22, 1855 Dec. 9, 1935       nee Haupt; w/o Marx Heinrich Zornig
Zornig Marx Henry Jan. 22, 1843 Aug. 20, 1931        



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