Nathaniel enlisted in the Civil War on 29 Sep 1864 in Ohio. He was assigned to Company K, Ohio 180th Infantry Regiment on 06 Oct 1864. He survived the war and mustered out on 12 Jul 1865 at Charlotte, NC.
He married Elizabeth Jane Barkhurst on 6 Aug 1863 in Allen County, Ohio. They had at least 8 children. He was enumerated in the 1870 and 1880 Federal censuses and in the 1885 and 1895 Iowa censuses.
His exact death date is unknown at this time. The date of 1865 was recorded in the RootsWeb transcription of this cemetery, however he clearly lived longer than that. The 1865 date could have been a typo or his tombstone could have his service date on it.