Posted By:Linda Gathings
Subject:Re: Rozentals/Talmanis Ozols
Post Date:May 01, 2013 at 14:54:12
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Thank you Arturs for replying and sharing your knowledge with me.

The reason I believe my dad's grandfather was buried there is that in our picture album there are two pictures beside each other: one is of the church and four individuls standing in front of it. My dad has written "Church of Kandava - August 1962". Another picture says "grandfather's grave" with two individuals standing over it. So either it had to be Rozental (dad's father was Janis Rozentals) or Murnieks (mother was Anna Murnieks). At least I would think so.

The only information I have about "Lacis and Suts" is that Ede Lacis was born 26 April 1888 and died January 12, 1966. Jekabs Suts was born on October 20, 1897. This is all from my grandmother's memory who now is deceased.

Found out that my grandmother had several writings in the National Latvian Library going by the name E. Talmane. She also wrote a book in English called "The Bow and Arrows." I felt it was non-fictional and revealed how her journey went coming to America.

I have been looking at the paperwork that my mother received when she sold the farm/land in Latvia. The first page has written Bauskas rajona and Ceraukstes pagasta. It also says "Runcos" and "Rozlejas" is mentioned as well.

When in the displaced camp, my father wrote a letter to a Fricis Murnieks when he was wondering how his sister and bother-in-law and his father were doing. My dad has in his calender book that Fred (Fred is my version since I am not sure what the last letters are that my dad wrote) was 82 years August 1, 1969 so he was born August 1,1887.

My grandmother also shared with me that my father's mother was German and for some reason I wrote down "Meijeri." The mother's father was a Frenchman (1812) and lived in Kurzemes (Piltenes). I could have something incorrect here since I was taking notes as my grandmother was talking.

I am hoping the Latvian Archives will be able to find more information about my family. I have also tried writing my aunt again. The letter was not returned but neither have I received a response from her.

Thank you, Linda