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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 […]

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 […]