This week’s ancestor is KaÄe RoÅ¾lapa, born c. 1822 and died after 1886. She is my great-great-great-grandmother, by way of my paternal grandfatherâ€™s paternal grandfather PÄ“teris CelmiÅ†Å¡.
KaÄe was born c. 1822, probably on VecbÅ«das farm on Vijciems estate in northern Latvia, south of Valka. VecaurÄ«Å¡i farm is the home of the only KaÄe RoÅ¾lapa of the appropriate age in the 1826 revision list. If this is indeed the KaÄe we’re looking for, her parents’ names are MatÄ«ss and KaÄe, and they moved to VecaurÄ«Å¡i farm in 1823 from VecbÅ«das farm, ergo the belief that VecbÅ«das is where KaÄe (Junior) was born. KaÄe had at least three siblings at the time of the 1826 revision list – JÄnis (c. 1813), LÄ«ze (c. 1815) and Liene (c. 1820).
At the time of her marriage to KÄrlis CelmiÅ†Å¡ on September 29, 1846 at TrikÄta Lutheran Church, KaÄe was living on the ÄªcÄ“ni farm. She subsequently joined him on StampvÄ“veri farm, where they had four children: PÄ“teris (b. 1847, my great-great-grandfather), Marija (b. 1850), Minna (b. 1855) and DÄvis (b. 1858).
I have not yet located her death record, but I do know that she died after her husband KÄrlis, who died on February 2, 1886 of gastric problems. He is listed in his death record as “married” (rather than widowed, indicating a living spouse) and “husband of KaÄe”. The 1875 population register (with additions into the early 1900s) does not list any remarriage, so that means that it would be the same KaÄe.
Where will we go next week? Only time will tell.