3 Names: Laugalis, Lūsis, Pastuchovs
Here a group photograph of Rudolfs Lūsis wedding. The picture is from the family archive of the descendants of Rudolfs Lūsis. According to the information received from his grandson Grant Lusis in News Zealand, R.Lūsis was born in Riga, supposedly, on the 3rd of July 1913. His parents names were Janis and Anna. His father was a blacksmith. He had an older brother named Edgars and two sisters named Zelma and Elsa. There could be other children. R.Lūsis married Anita Laugalis on the 10th of April 1939. They had 2 children together. He went away to war, and the family has no information about his fate.
Any people with any information about Rudolfs Lūsis are asked to contact Grant Lusis by address Grant.Lusis###horizons.govt.nz. Please, change all three #'s to @ if really contacting him.
This photograph was received from Lee-Ora Lusis jllusis###actrix.co.nz if you wish to contact her change three #'s to @.
The group photograph from R.Lūsis military service is published in another file.
Now the letter of Lee-Ora Lusis follows:
I have attached a Wedding group photo of Rudolfs and Anita Lusis Wedding.
Dated April 10 1939. Taken in Riga, Latvia.
We only have a few names. Front row L - R Janis Lusis, Edgars wife
(no name), Rudolfs and Anita (nee Laugalis), Edgars (Rudolfs elder brother),
their mother Anna.
Any help in naming these people would be very much appreciated.
Lee-Ora Lusis later wrote a letter with additional information:
Thank you for posting the Lusis photos' on your wonderful website. I was interested in seeing that the name Pastuhova is spelt differently - is this the Latvian spelling of the same name? Kira - who was Rudolfs mother-in-law was born in Russia (I think the town was called Kasan?). She was a nurse, and came out to New Zealand after the war accompaning alot of the Polish refugee children. Her husbands surname was Laugalis - we were told that he was a Doctor and was taken to ?Siberia. We do not know what happened to him. Kira had 3 children - Anita who was born in September 1923, Alex and Leon.
I would be interested in the spelling of the names.
The spelling Pastuhova is a female form of the name Pastuhovs which in its turn is a Latvianized form of the appropriate Russian name. Before the War the correct spelling was Pastuchovs (Pastuchova). I wrote this form here for the case if somebody wished to search Internet using, for example, Google and put the name for searching (Pastuchovs).
Later a photograph was received from Grant Snopov Lusis.
Hello there Bruno!
This really is hard work, locating missing persons, but I have some
more information for you.
My computers not working properly, so I cannot open the file to even look at the picture. Maybe the group, can see a resemblance. At least it could identify, three names on the photo. I have sent another 12 letters to Australia, 8 to Germany, and another 14 to USA. This is my way of finding out where he is. I feel, that in order to find out information, you have to take your questions, and queries,directly, to those concerned. This photo is new, so I did not put on my letters, the new names. Thank you once again group members.
Cheers for now,
Hi Grant, have another photo for you, i'm sure the three people are Rudolfs sister and brothers. L-R Austra, Janis & Nikolajs. I remember asking mum who they were and got her to write their names on the back of the photo.
Take care. Nina
I think that these three family members really are on the wedding photo.
© Bruno Martuzāns. 2003