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

Baptismal Record: Anna Zīverte

Ziverts, Anna - Baptism

(Embūtes draudze, 1906, page 21, baptism #143)

143. Anna
Daughter of Indriķis Zīverts and his wife Jule
Born at Skrundenieki farm, Brinkenhof estate
Born December 1, 1906 (Julian Calendar) / December 14, 1906 (Gregorian Calendar)
Baptized December 20, 1906
Baptized at Embūtes Parish
Baptized by Pastor K. Lundberg
Godparents: Pēteris Zīverts, Jānis Zvejs and his wife Jule

Baptismal Record: Anna Akerfelde

Akerfelds, Anna - Baptism

(Embūtes draudze, 1892-1896, page 110, baptism #149)

149. Anna
Daughter of Jēkabs Grinbergs (alias Akerfelds) and his wife Ieva
Born at Muižarāji farm, Lieldzelda estate
Born September 2, 1894 (Julian Calendar) / Septemner 14, 1894 (Gregorian Calendar)
Baptized on October 9, 1894
Baptized at Embūtes parish
Baptized by Pastor K. Lundberg
Godparents: Jānis Sedols, his wife Katrine and Anna Sedole

Veisbergs Migration

My great great grandmother Emilija Karoline Veisbergs was born in 1885 in Rezekne, the second child of Mikelis Veisbergs and Line Brugis, who  lived in nearby Struzani estate at the time. Mikelis and Line were married in 1882 in Rezekne. What is noteworthy is this family migrated WEST after Emilija’s birth, at a time when most Latvians were migrating EAST to avoid conflict during the Russian Empire’s 1905 revolution. Emilija married Vilis Vinakmens in 1904 in Tukums, halfway westward across the country.

I had given up hope in finding any more information about Mikelis and Line, seeing as they “disappeared” from the records after Emilija’s birth, when I stumbled across them at Slokenbekas estate near Tukums, where I was looking for my Vinakmens relatives. In 1896 and 1900, they baptized two children at Tukums Lutheran church while living at Slokenbekas. That left an 11 year gap between Emilija’s birth and the next child. Again I did not expect to have my questions answered about their whereabouts during that time. And again! I stumbled across two children baptized by MIkelis and Line Veisbergs, at Dobele parish in 1890 and 1891.

So, they were married in 1882. First child in 1884 at Rezekne. Emilija in 1885 at Rezekne. I next found children in 1890 and 1891 at Dobele. And then two more at Tukums in 1896 and 1900.

The Brugis surname can be found in a few parishes in Latgale and Vidzeme. But the Germanic background of the name Veisbergs suggests perhaps Mikelis originated in Kurzeme and had migrated east to Rezekne for a short period, to return later.

New clues!