Monthly Archives: September 2013

Szugken/Zukai

The only recorded Spurgat in this location is the marriage of Auguste Spurgat and Ferdinand Neubacher on May 8, 1911. Neither is attached to any of the three Spurgat families at this point.  At the church in Zukai we met … Continue reading

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Palanga

Dr. Darius Petkunas is a Senior Research Fellow at the HMP Baltic Studies Center at the University of Klaipeda and is considered the unofficial  church historian of the Lutheran Church in Lithuania. Almost 20 years ago, my husband and I … Continue reading

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Rumseskis Open Air Museum

Rumseskis (RUM-she-kis) Open Air Museum is one of the largest open air ethnographic museums in Europe. Located near Kaunas, the museum presents the way of life, works, and traditions of townspeople and peasants from all the ethnographic areas of Lithuania, … Continue reading

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Family History Tour Itinerary

In my June 4, first anniversary posting, I listed a series of events that culminated in a July 2013 family history tour of 23 ancestral villages of my –at German Lutheran Suwalki Province ancestors. The tour was divided in to … Continue reading

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Family Correlations

 Family stories from at least two sources in Generation 3 substantiate several details in the two previous posts:  From Alfred Spurgat, oldest son of Adolf, and the author’s father:[i] John Spurgat was Adolf’s father. (This is confirmed by his name … Continue reading

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Ancestors of William Gustave Spurgat

Because the exact relationship between the two Spurgat families (the family of Adolf and the family of William Gustave) has not been documented, this family is treated as a separate family and also begins with the Arabic number 1.  Generation … Continue reading

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Ancestors of Adolf and Josof Spurgat

Notes: (1) In the following descriptions the term “circa” indicates that the event (birth, marriage, or death) is estimated based on the information in another record which is cited. If a particular date and location is given, it means that … Continue reading

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