Monthly Archives: October 2013

Iskarty/Iskartai

The descendant who made contact with me in November 2009, the great-grandson of August  Spurgat, who now lives in Germany, had told me the background of the following story: Iskarty was the home of the August Spurgat family for 3 … Continue reading

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Zielonka/Zalioji

Home of the Johann Spurgat and Karolina Raudonat family circa 1882 to circa 1884. Ludwig Spurgat was born here in 1882; Albert Spurgat in 1884, both half- brothers of Adolf Spurgat and brothers of Josof Spurgat. Barbara Spurgat, age 6, … Continue reading

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Rumaki/Rumokai

Two young children of Johann Spurgat died here in 1884: Anna Spurgat, age 10, and Matthias, age 1½. We saw the remnants of the former Rumaki Manor. It made me realize how fortunate we were to have so much of … Continue reading

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Procopole/Teiberiai

Procopole, now called Teiberiai was our next stop. The daughter of Johann Spurgat and Karolina Raudonat, Paulina, half-sister of Adolf and sister of Josof, was born on the Procopole manor in 1878, part of the landed property of Dydwiże. The … Continue reading

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Sudava

The fields of the former Didwize former manor farm looked west to Sudava, our next stop. It was the village of our guide and location of the Sudavos Krasto Muziejus, the Sudava District Museum. Our local guide was also the … Continue reading

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Dydwiże/Didvyziai

Dydwiże/Didvyziai was a Spurgat “home” for two generations. The family of Anna Ber/Berz Spurgat also lived here. Johann and Anna were married here in 1865. Anna died here in 1874. 5 sons were born here. It is also the:   … Continue reading

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Schmalleningken/Smalininkai

Schmalleningken/Smalininkai was the German village listed in connection with the “mysterious” Auguste Spurgat. No additional information as to birth, marriage, death, or parents’ names was listed in the International Genealogical Index in January 2008 but nothing was listed in April … Continue reading

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