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.
Photo taken by me, September 2012. Click to enlarge.
Top Inscription: “Å e dus Dieva mierÄ” (“Sleeping here in God’s peace”)
Name: JÄnis KreiÅ¡manis, born February 18, 1873, died May 23, 1920.
Bottom Inscription: “KÄ rasa nozÅ«d dzÄ«vÄ«ba, KÄ vakarÄ“jÄ dienÄ, Kad vel ir domÄt nedoma, Jau labu nakti jÄsaka” (“How life disappears like dew, like yesterday, when the thought has not yet been thought, that one must say good night already”)
Location: TorÅ†akalns cemetery, RÄ«ga
Words on the tombstone are in old Latvian orthography, my transcription is in modern orthography.