ref: Friedrich "Fritz" Von Osten-Sacken (Arklins) Hello, I'm very interested in memorial of Friedrich "Fritz" Von Osten-Sacken (Arklins). The thing is that one of my ancestors (according to the family legend) was out-of-wedlock son of Osten-Sacken of Dundaga. His name was Fritz, and he was a ship's capitan. His daughters Ida (my great-grandmother) and Irma came to Saint_Petersburg with their mother in first decade of XX and since then as far as I know they didn't see their father. As You see, information greatly overlaps, so I think there is a chance that this is the same person, so I would be very grateful if You can provide me whatever information You have on Friedrich "Fritz". Thanks a lot in advance
Janet Mattei Mike, thank you for creating Janet's memorial. I had searched for one for her, but couldn't find one. I would suggest adding a photo of the AAVSO logo to it. I think it would be very fitting. I tried to reply on the AAVSO forum, but couldn't figure out how to get it to let me write my comment. Sincerely, Carolyn Womack (WCL)
I'll be in Riga for a week in September, can't promise anything but will see if I can make a day trip.
I know that there are 2 cemeteries there and have locations. One problem is that Latvia, like some other EU countries sometimes reuse graves after some years if the family does not take care of it. Unlike the US, it's the family that has to clean and weed so they may be gone.
Do you know what religion he was? Sometimes records are kept by different groups and cemeteries are seperated.