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Tombstone Tuesday – Erik Johannes Holmberg, 1910-1943

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.

Something a bit different for the next few weeks – these are gravestones from the Swedish section of the Meža kapi cemetery in Rīga, so the [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Carl Magnus Carlsson, 1909-1943

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.

Something a bit different for the next few weeks – these are gravestones from the Swedish section of the Meža kapi cemetery in Rīga, so the [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Augusts and Emma Cinitis

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, October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Names: Augusts Cinitis, born December 8, 1888, died June 16, 1925; Emma Cinite (maiden name Asars), born August [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Miķelis Vīksne, 1839-1915

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, October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Name: Miķelis Vīksne, born October 10, 1839, died October 10, 1915

Bottom Inscription: “Es esmu augšamcelšanās un dzīvība, kas [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Adolfs Krastiņš, 1907-1930

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, October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Name: Aviac. Skol. Kurs. Leitn. Adolfs Krastiņš (Aviation School Course [?] Lieutenant Adolfs Krastiņš), born February 19, 1907, [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Vilis Olavs, 1867-1917

In this series, I am providing pictures of tombstones from Latvian cemeteries, all with death dates prior to 1945. In this case, I do have more information on the individual, see this Wikipedia article. This grave also appears to have been desecrated during the Soviet period – see the torn spot in the middle, it [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Jūlijs Rimša, 1894-1926

In this series, I am providing pictures of tombstones from Latvian cemeteries, all with death dates prior to 1945. In this case, I do have more information on the individual, see below.

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

Top Inscription: Kara Lidotājs Virsl. (Airforce Lieutenant)

Name: Jūlijs Rimša, born October 25, 1894, died May 17, [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Roberts Bemchens, 1898-1927

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, October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Name: Lid. Serž. Roberts Bemchens (Airman Sergeant Roberts Bemchens), born July 15, 1898, died June 29, 1927

Location: Meža [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Andrejs Šleiners and Ansis Jenzens

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, October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Names: Lid. Virs. Viet. Andrejs Šleiners (Air Force Officer Andrejs Šleiners), born August 26, 1900, died June 3, [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Pēters Lodziņš, 1904-1930

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, October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Name: Lid. Serž. Pēters Lodziņš (Airman Sergeant Pēters Lodziņš), born May 15, 1904, died December 4, 1930

Location: Meža [...]