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Pilwiszki

• Home of Wilhelmine Kaptain, wife of William Gustave Spurgat. The Road between Wylkowiszki and Pilwiszki Pilwiszki, now Pilviskiai, was a municipal settlement before 1867. It was a small town on the river Szeszupa [Sesupe] by the mouths of the … Continue reading

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Coming of Age in War-Torn Lithuania and Germany by George P. Blum

This book had been recommended to me by two readers of my blog, both of whom have been mentioned in previous posts. As with most of my book selections, a recommendation by one reader puts it on my reading list. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Pilviskis/Pilviskiai

 Home of Wilhelmine Kaptain, wife of William Gustave Spurgat.  In 1987 August Spurgat, son of William Gustave Spurgat, (This is a different August Spurgat than the one in Gutkaimas/Gudkaimas) said in an interview: Grandfather’s name was Zier. They really had … Continue reading

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