Bilder Post 5 A Few Images

In addition to the four images below, many chapters feature parishioners and exterior and interior views of the remaining churches on interest of individual researchers.

Translation: The defeated Napoleonic Army on their retreat from Russia to France, marched through Wilna. The exhausted and demoralized soldiers did not spare the churches, but stole church vestments and wrapped themselves in them to prevent freezing to death.


Translation: We do not understand for every dilemma a clear definition, and not for every sorrow a consolation, but we have for every need a prayer and that is a great deal. This we believe.

Translation: With praise and honor to the highest good of the father of all excellence to the God who creates all miracles, to the God who my soul with his deepest consolation fulfills to the God who all  lamentation quiets—Prayers of our God the honored/highest.

Translation: The best time of the year is mine. Then sing all the little birds, heaven and earth is filled completely, much good music is given tongue. Martin Luther

This concludes the five additional posts on History of the Protestant German Settlement in Lithuania (Bilder aus der Geschichte des evangelischen Deutschtums in Litauen) by Hermann Jaekel

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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