Guidelines for Commenting

1. Please do not post the same item on multiple posts. You only need to post once for it to be seen.

2. Please include a working email address - if your comment is related to your own personal family history, rather than Latvian genealogy in a more general sense, I prefer to respond by email to maintain your privacy. By leaving a comment with your email address, you consent to receiving an email reply to your query to that email address.

3. I don't sell email addresses or send anything to them besides responses to your comments. I am the only person who has access to them.

Tombstone Tuesday - Ivars Steimars, 1938-1943

In this series, I am providing pictures of tombstones from Latvian cemeteries, all with death dates prior to 1945. I do not have any further information on the people mentioned.

Top Inscription: “Še dus Dieva mierā mūsu mīļais dēliņš” (Here rests our dear son in God’s peace)

Name: Ivars Steimars, born March 31, 1938, died April 29, 1943.

Bottom Inscription: “Smaidot māte mani nesa, Raudot kapā noguldija, Vēl dzīve smaidīja, rotājās rīts, Bet vakars pienāca negaidīts.” (Smiling my mother carried me, crying placing me in the grave, Still life smiled, the morning adorned, but the evening came unexpectedly.)

Location: Meža kapi (“Forest Cemetery”), Rīga

Photo taken by me, April 2012.

Leave a Reply




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

nine × = eighteen

seven × = fifty six