Last spring, Kathy and I drove over to Waumandee to see where Mathias had lived. This was my first impression: a little town on flat land between major hills:
We went to the cemetery because at the time, we thought maybe Johann and Maria were there...but no, they're buried in Pierz, which was as much "home" as Waumandee to them.
Rudy and Lucille are here, but we couldn't find Valentine and Lena. Last week, their grandson Roger told me that the other side of Rudy's headstone has their inscription. We never looked.