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Tombstone Tuesday - Lūsis Family

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.

Top Name: Kārlis Voldemārs Lūsis, born September 10, 1914, died September 23, 1933

Middle Inscription: “Vēj kam tu elsodams [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Ernests Eglītis, 1881-1940

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: Ernests Eglītis, born August 12, 1881, died February 25, 1940

Bottom Inscription: “Bet dziesma pēc dziesmas vēl dvēselē [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Krūmiņš and Dulmanis Family

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: Marija Krūmiņa (maiden name Krievs), born August 13, 1870, died August 1, 1925; Pēteris Krūmiņš, born December [...]

Rīga Banns – Week of June 23, 1925

Part of my series of publishing the banns read in Rīga in the interwar period. See this post for more details.

June 20, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], June 26, 1925)

Eižens Nikolājs Pillings (Jelgava) and Marija Anna Feldt (Rīga)
Merchant Fridrichs Kārlis Heine (Frankfurt) and Margareta Lukomski (Saint Petersburg)
Nikolājs Stoļarovs (Rīga) and Anna Strutinska (Rīga)
Cook Vladimirs Šendels [...]

Fire at Rīga Castle

Last night, just after 10pm local time, a fire broke out on the roof of the Castle of Rīga, which spread to several floors over the next few hours, burning several thousand square metres of area (some estimates say 3200 square metres, mostly the roof, attic and the third and fourth floors). The extent of [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Alois Tlapa, 1879-1936

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.

So we have an interesting one today – this individual is Czech, but was living in Latvia during the interwar period. The tombstone inscription is in [...]

Rīga Banns – Weeks of June 9 and June 16, 1925

Sorry I missed last week!

Part of my series of publishing the banns read in Rīga in the interwar period. See this post for more details.

June 8, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], June 9, 1925)

Carpenter Kārlis Zariņš (Aloja) and Emīlija Emsiņa (Rūjiena)
Iron-cutter Ernsts Veile (Rīga) and Marija Elza Eglīte (Rīga)
Chauffeur Jānis Fridrichs Alberts Brodiņš (Jaunmuiža) and [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Hilda Teresia Miller, 1856-1937

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 – 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 [...]

Rīga Banns – Week of June 2, 1925

Part of my series of publishing the banns read in Rīga in the interwar period. See this post for more details.

June 3, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], June 4, 1925)

Student Arvīds Borga-Vepris (Sātiņi) and Elza Leontine Lausteine (Celmenieki)
Shoemaker Krišjānis Priede (Nereta) and Anna Galveniece (Sauka)
Technician Arturs Veide (Valmiera) and Eleonora Trīne Kuvalde (Jelgava)
Student Kārlis Roberts [...]