Pilviskis/Pilviskiai Old German Cemetery

We wound our way to the cemetery where a few surprises awaited us. First, the bumper guard from Vilius’ car came off as he backed from the cemetery onto the road to park the car. Next, as we wound our way through the brush, we spotted a partially opened iron gate, similar to one we had just seen in the Lutheran Cemetery near Oszurty/Opsrutai.

 Not only that but an identical stone to the one we had just photographed had also been placed in this cemetery! Someone still cared! This was another amazing discovery to me. It was evident that a few graves were being tenderly kept up, and I photographed them.

As we were leaving, Vilius received a phone call from our local guide the previous day, inviting us to her home the next day for a grand lunch of kugelis at noon! We kindly accepted, and I realized that this was a very special invitation, a once in a lifetime opportunity.

 The worn steps lead the way to the iron gate of the old cemetery.

The worn steps lead the way to the iron gate of the old cemetery.
To see the second stone was an amazing site.

To see the second stone was an amazing site.

About suwalkigermans

I started family research in 1993. My first two books focused on my maternal grandparents. Both families came from Kreis Rosenberg, West Prussia, to Big Rapids, Michigan. I left the Spurgats from Wylkowiszki in the Russian Empire as the third book because of the difficult and challenging research it required. After I published the book in 2010, I wondered what to do next. I thought I might try to share some of my research with others and maybe at the same time, by going digital, someone would find me. When you read the comments, you will see that happened. The best part of all this is helping others.
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