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.

Name: General-Consul Jānis Berķis, born September 3, 1875, died June 1, 1934

Longer Title: Ārlietu Ministrijas Saimniecības un Finanču Nodaļas Vadītājs (Chief of the Foreign Ministry’s Economics and Finance Division)

Bottom Inscription: Ārlietu Ministrijas Darbinieki (From the employees of the Foreign Ministry)

Location: Mārtiņi cemetery, Rīga

Tombstone Tuesday – Jānis Berķis, 1875-1934
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