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.

We have a German one today, most of my other Tombstone Tuesdays have been in Latvian. However, Germans have lived in Latvia for the past 800 years, so there are German graves all over the country as well.

Photo taken by me, September 2012. Click to enlarge.

Top Inscription:”Hier ruhen in Gott fern von der Deutschen Heimat” (“Here resting with God away from the German homeland”)

First Name: Martha Walter, maiden name Eigenfeldt, died December 16, 1880 in her 29th year of life.

Middle Inscription: “neben ihrem neugeborenen knablein und ihrem sohn” (“beside her newborn boy and her son”)

Second Name: Franz Walter, died December 18, 1880 in his 5th year of life.

Location: Torņakalns cemetery, Rīga

Inscriptions are in German, translations and any translation errors are mine.

Tombstone Tuesday – Walter Family
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