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, December 2014. Click to enlarge.

Top Inscription: Jāņa Ä€bola Ä£imenes kapi (Jānis Ä€bols’ Family Grave)

Name: Jānis Ābols, born June 5, 1860, died December 24, 1913.

Bottom Inscription: “DzÄ«vs ar vien es traucu steidzu, Ä€tri dzÄ«ves gaitu beidzu, Klusums svÄ“ts uz kapa valda, Sapņu (?) ilgas – dusa salda.” (“When I lived I rushed, And quickly finished life’s road, Holy silence rules here on the grave, dreams (?) and longings – sleep is sweet”).

Location: Ikšķile Lutheran Cemetery, Ikšķile

Tombstone Tuesday – Jānis Ä€bols, 1860-1913
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