Tracing Marija

A little more digging during my lucky streak yielded me more documents regarding my Sedols family from Valtaiki parish. I discovered the death record of my 4x great grandmother Marija’s first husband, and with luck, he passed away just in the nick of time to be recorded with his surname – Paukši. Mikelis Paukši died at age 32 in 1837 – the same year Marija went on to marry Kristaps Sedols. Knowing his first name, the farm he lived on and his wife’s name allowed me to pinpoint the baptism records of their children, my distant 5x great half-aunt and uncle. I worked backward, found their son Ermanis first, still with the Paukši surname, and then his older sister Made:

pauksimarija

Baptism
137. Kazdanga estate/Strebuki farm/Mikelis and Marija’s child Made

pauksiermanis

220.Ermanis
of Kazdanga estate/Strebuki farm
child of Mikelis Paukši and his wife Marija
Godparents:
1. Ermanis Kronbergs
2. Ilze Paukši
3. Didrikis Simsons
Baptized by pastor Katterfelds at Neuhausen (Valtaiki) parish

I continued working my way through the records backwards in time and found Marija’s marriage record to Mikelis, a record that would have led me to a key fact in learning about the generation before her  it happened a few years later… alas, Marija married Mikelis before adopting a surname of her own – the surname of her father. No parental Iinformation is listed, to my dismay.

Mikelis from Kazdanga estate married
Marija from Muizaraji farm, Perbone estate.

No surname, but a lead: Marija was born at Muizaraji farm at Perbone estate. Mikelis was 32 when he died in 1837, so he was born circa 1805. My guess is that Marija was also born at this time period, 1805-1810, maybe closer to 1810 since she went on to have more children with her second husband after 1837. From here, I can attempt to locate her baptism record by scanning for Marijas born at Muizaraji farm, Perbone estate 1805-1810… but if there are more than one I won’t be able to distinguish, since I have no evidence of her parents’ names. The above marriage record could be the dead end on this branch of tree! But I am just happy to have traced Marija this far.

Baptismal Record: Jule Dzērve

Dzerve, Jule - Baptism

 

(Gramzdas draudze, 1878, page 4, baptism #2)

No. 2. Dzenija Jule Ida
Born December 15, 1877 (Julian calendar) / December 27, 1877 (Gregorian calendar)
Daughter of Jukums Dzērve and his wife Lavīze, residents of Purmsāti estate
Baptized by Pastor Stegmanis at Gramzdas parish on January 9, 1878
Godparents: widow Jule Dzērve, maiden Lize Muceniece, bachelor Jānis Hilsen

Baptismal Record: Klavs Žanis Zīverts

Ziverts, Klavs Jeannot - Baptism (Embūtes draudze, 1892-1896, page 181, baptism #72)

72. Klavs Žanis
Son of Indriķis Zīverts and his wife Jule
Born at Skrundenieki farm, Brinkenhof estate
Born April 20, 1896 (Julian Calendar) / May 2, 1896 (Gregorian Calendar)
Baptized on June 2, 1896
Baptized at Embūtes parish
Baptized by Pastor K. Lundberg
Godparents: Klavs Žanis Zīverts, father of the master of farmstead and Kārlis Jekabsons

Baptismal Record: Pēteris Zīverts

Ziverts, Peteris - Baptism

(Embūtes draudze, 1897-1900, page 27, baptism #176

176. Pēteris
Son of Indriķis Zīverts and his wife Jule
Born at Skrundenieki farm, Brinkenhof estate
Born November 28, 1897 (Julian Calendar) / December 10, 1897 (Gregorian Calendar)
Baptized on December 26, 1897
Baptized at Embūtes parish
Baptized by Pastor K. Lundberg
Godparents: Pēteris Zīverts, Kārlis Jekabsons and Lavīze Dzerve

Baptismal Record: Fricis Zīverts

Ziverts, Fricis - Baptism

(Embūtes draudze, 1897-1900, page 116, record #4)

4. Fricis
Son of Indriķis Zīverts and his wife Jule
Born at Skrundenieki farm, Brinkenhof estate
Born June 9, 1900 (Julian Calendar) / June 22, 1900 (Gregorian Calendar)
Baptized on June 24, 1900
Baptized at Embūtes parish
Baptized by Pastor K. Lundberg
Godparents: Matiss Radzins, his wife Anette and Jānis Zarins

Baptismal Record: Arturs Zīverts

Ziverts, Arturs - Baptism

(Embūtes draudze, 1901, page 22, record #152)

152. Arturs
Son of Indriķis Zīverts and his wife Jule
Born at Skrundenieki farm, Brinkenhof estate
Born November 2, 1901 (Julian Calendar) / November 15, 1901 (Gregorian Calendar)
Baptized on December 22, 1901
Baptized at Embūtes parish
Baptized by Pastor K. Lundberg
Godparents: Parents of the child

Baptismal Record: Ieva Sedola

Sedols, Ieva - Baptism

 

(Valtaiķi draudze, 1859-1871, page 287, baptism #23)

23. Ieva
Born at Kalnmuiža estate, Jaunzemji farm
Daughter of labourer Jānis Sedols and his wife Made
Born January 31, 1869
Baptized on February 4, 1869
Baptized at Valtaiķi parish
Godparents: 1. maiden Ieva Stromanis
2. Lize Krūmiņa
3. bachelor Miķelis Sedols

Baptismal Record: Lucija Zīverte

Luzija Ziverts, Baptism(Embūtes draudze, 1904, page 21, baptism #143)

143. Lucija
Daughter of Indriķis Zīverts and his wife Jule
Born at Skrundenieki farm, Brinkenhof estate
Born August 27, 1904, 1904 (Julian Calendar) / September 9, 1904 (Gregorian Calendar)
Baptized on October 9, 1904
Baptized at Embūtes parish
Baptized by Pastor K. Lundberg
Godparents: Parents of the child

Baptismal Record: Jānis Alberts Zīverts

Ziverts, Janis Alberts - Baptism(Embūtes draudze, 1908, page 19, baptism #128)

128. Jānis Alberts
Son of Indriķis Zīverts and his wife Jule
Born at Skrundenieki farm, Brinkenhof estate
Born November 19, 1908 (Julian Calendar) / December 2, 1908 (Gregorian Calendar)
Baptized on December 20, 1908
Baptized at Embūtes parish
Baptized by Pastor K. Lundberg
Godparents: Jānis Zvejs, his wife Jule and Evalds Vīlerts

 

Baptismal Record: Kate Akerfelde

Akerfelds, KAtte - Baptism(Embūtes draudze, 1904, page 25, baptism #173)

173. Kate
Daughter of Ieva Hackerfeld, widow
Born at Lieldzelda estate, Čepli farm
Born November 30, 1904 (Julian Calendar) / December 13, 1904 (Gregorian Calendar)
Baptized December 20, 1904
Baptized at Embūtes parish
Baptized by Pastor K. Lundberg
Godparents: Adams Pogis