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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

Tombstone Tuesday – Krišs and Lisette Wacks

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, September 2012. Click to enlarge.

First Name: Kuģu kapteinis (“Ship Captain”) Krišs Wacks, born Dundaga February 20, 1854, died Rīga August 27, 1912

Second […]

Tombstone Tuesday - Jānis Berķis, 1875-1934

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.

Tombstone Tuesday – Dominiks Macerovskis, 1872-1935

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, April 2012. Click to enlarge.

Top Inscription: “Mūsu biedrības biedris” (“Our Union Associate”)

Name: Dominiks Macerovskis, born October 15, 1872, died January 24, 1935

Bottom […]

Tombstone Tuesday – Matilde Kivkucens, 1879-1933

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, April 2012. Click to enlarge.

Name: Matilde Kivkucens (maiden name Gaigals), born February 11, 1879, died October 6, 1933

Location: Meža kapi, Rīga

Tombstone Tuesday – Pēters and Liene Tiliks

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, April 2012. Click to enlarge.

Names: Pēters Tiliks, born February 29, 1867, died May 3, 1934; Liene Tiliks (maiden name Žīgurs), born February […]