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Tombstone Tuesday – Milda and Eduards Miezis

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 Inscription: “Še duss” (“Here rests”)

Names: Milda Miezis (maiden name Zaul), born July 8, 1897, died June 6, [...]

Tombstone Tuesday - Augusts and Marija Krūmiņš

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 Inscription (on cross): “Salda atpūta, pēc nobeigta dzīves darba” (Sweet sleep after completing life’s work)

Top Inscription (on [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Minna and Mārtiņš Ozoliņš

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: Minna Ozoliņš (maiden name Brauns), born 1862, died 1917; Mārtiņš Ozoliņš, born 1863, died 1937.

Location:Meža kapi, Rīga

Tombstone Tuesday – Krūmiņš and Witte Families

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 Inscriptions: Durchs Kreuz zur Krone (“Through the Cross to the Crown”); Erbbegräbnis Familie Kruhmin (“Krūmiņš Family Burial [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Augusts Lapiņš, 1902-1931

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: Air Force Warrant Officer August Lapiņš, born September 3, 1902, died August 29, 1931.

Location: Meža kapi, Rīga

Tombstone Tuesday – Jānis Ducens, 1888-1925

In this series, I am providing pictures of tombstones from Latvian cemeteries, all with death dates prior to 1945. I usually don’t have any more information on the people mentioned, but on rare occasions, I do – like this one.

Jānis Ducens was a member of Latvia’s first Saeima (Parliament), and later the Minister of Defense. [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Jakob Heinrich and Elisabeth Lejnieks

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.

This stone is interesting for two reasons – one, the surname is clearly an ethnic Latvian surname, but the stone was chosen to be written in [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Valdis and Jānis Mazpulis

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: Valdis Mazpulis born August 6, 1921, died October 30, 1930; Jānis Mazpulis, born September 29, 1885, died [...]

Tombstone Tuesday - Pauline Luise Jenny Sedat, 1872-1939

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.

Today we have another German tombstone.

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

Top inscription: Hier ruht in Gottes Heilgem frieden mein Unvergessliches innig geliebtes tantchen [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – August Kušķis, 1873-1919

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: Augusts Kušķis, born June 11, 1873, died April 30, 1919.

Location: Meža kapi, Rīga