Cross Plains Wisconsin. I had taken a bit of a detour to visit hoping to find remnants of a cave in the ruins of a brewery on the edge of town. No such luck.
But I did run across an interesting cemetery, another in our series of "One Off" tree shaped tombstones.
Valley Home Cemetery surrounds St. Martin's church. St. Martin's has been decomissioned and now serves as the headquarters for the local historical society. The place overall is well kept up and there are some nice monuments there. But something, perhaps the nature of the soil, is causing trouble with some of the older markers.
Anna Schulenberg has a nice tombstone.
The little motto below is rather Germanic and grim. It translates roughly to "Death pain and Grave rest, with Christ in Heaven". She probably did not die peacefully in her sleep.
Well lets hope that she is resting more comfortably than her leaning tombstone! Is it being propped up by that little slab from somebody else's grave or is that just there to make mowing the lawn easier?