Urban Thewes and his wife Catharina were a couple from Thalexweiler. In 1918, they erected a stone cross (hence, the name Urban’s Cross) in memory of their late son, Johann Lorenz. A black commemorative plaque with gold letters informs onlookers that Johann Lorenz died in World War I at the age of 27 as a Sergeant in the 2nd Squadron of the King's Hussar Regiment No. 7 in Vampcel, Belgium. Urban’s Cross was made by a local stonemason named Nikolaus Jakob.