Mathias Haldiman was my grandmother's father's name. Lydia was born in Moniteau County, Mo., in 1897. My father, Leslie M. Elliot, remembers his grandfather, Mathias, living in Wisconsin and working as a cheeesemaker, though I do not know the years. I have also not found the reason why the family left Switzerland and am very curious about that. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated.