From the Northwest Indiana News, 25 May 2005:
An urn containing the cremated remains of Mathias Perner was unearthed earlier this month in Portage during excavation work on a new residential development, which was formerly a nudist colony. Officials called on local investigators and genealogists to find out about the man. They learned the former machinist died in 1937 in Cook County. A local minister presided over a short ceremony Tuesday at Blake Cemetery in Portage.