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38 Names: Armitstead, Beks (Beck), Belars, Bertels, Bingners (Büngner), Boldurs, Brehm (Brēms), Britzke (Bricke), Celms, Ceplis, Deibners (Deubner), Dravnieks, Eckhardt, Gabriks, Geist (Gaists), Gerich, Helmanis (Hellman), Heyer, Juans, Kartenbeck (Kartenbeks), Knīrims (Knierim), Krūmiņš, Ķirķis, Liepiņš, Millers (Müller), Pfab, Poelchau, Pychlau (Pichlau), Reinvalds, Rozenbergs, Rūme, Šrams (Schramm), Tepfers, Tormans, Treu (Treijs), Vagners (Wagner), Zariņš, Zupāns

 

This is an old tradition, and it became more popular among the relatively well situated people in the 1920-30s - to invite guests to marriage events by sending them special cards with short information about the event. In some cases similar cards were sent to inform about a betrothal.

The invitations sent by Latvians mainly differ from those sent by Germans. The Latvian ones are written in name of the couple to be married. The German invitations were mainly sent by the parents and namely by the bride's parents. So both kinds of the invitation bring different information.

In this Page the German style invitations are reviewed, you may link to another Page for the Latvian invitations.

 

1.
Husband Henry Alfred Armitstead
Wife Edith Margaret Armitstead
Date Oct. 10. 1901
Father George Armitstead
Mother Cecile Armitstead b. Pychlau
church in the apartment
Address
Comments

 

5.
Husband Bernhards Belars
Wife Elza Krūmiņš
Date December 25, 1932
Father parents A. and N. Krūmiņš
Mother  
church Ventspils
Address Vārves pagasrs
Comments

At the same day a sister of Elza was married. See below J.Ceplis.

 

 

2.
Husband Arved Bertels, Dr. med.
Wife Mathilde Bertels
Date August 6, 1897
Father Alexander Bertels, Dr. phil.
Mother Luise Bertels b. Beck
church Dom church
Address Suworowstr. 31a
Comments

 

3.
Husband Gerhard von Brehm
Wife Margarethe Eckhardt
Date
Father August Eckhardt, Pastor
Mother Antonie Eckhardt b. Heyer
church
Address Palaisstr. 2, Appt.1 and Elisabethstr. 23, Appt.11
Comments This is a Betrothal card

 

4.
Husband Dr. Adolf Büngner
Wife Agnes Deubner
Date
Father Carl Deubner
Mother Antonie Deubner
church
Address
Comments This is a Betrothal card.

 

5.
Husband Bernhards Celms
Wife Lilija Reinvalds
Date December 25, 1930
Father grandfather Kārlis Ķirķis
Mother grandmother Kristīne Ķirķis
church Rīga, St Paul church
Address
Comments

 

5.
Husband Jāzeps Ceplis
Wife Valija Krūmiņš
Date December 25, 1932
Father parents A. and N. Krūmiņš
Mother  
church Ventspils
Address Vārves pagasrs
Comments

At the same day a sister of Valija was married. See above B.Belars

 

1.
Husband Aleksandrs Gabriks
Wife Lidija Juans
Date May, 16, 1931
Father Jēkabs Juans
Mother Kristīne Juans
church Rīga, St. Paul
Address Kaļķu str. 30, appt. 2
Comments

 

3.
Husband Alfred Geist
Wife Martha Wagner
Date August 1899
Father Hermann Wagner
Mother Marie Wagner b. Schramm
church
Address Elisabeth str. 27
Comments The leaflet was distributed by the bridegroom A.Geist, who was the Pastor of the Reform Church in Riga. He issued the card himself, because both parents of the bride had deceased. This is a Betrothal card

 

8.
Husband Dr. med. Ottokar Gerich
Wife Margaret Pfab
Date Nov. 5, 1895
Father
Mother Auguste Pfab b. Britzke
church St. Peter
Address
Comments

 

1.
Husband Ernst Hellman
Wife Gulli Poelchau
Date Aug. 1911
Father Dr. Arthur Poelchau
Mother Charlotte Poelchau b. Müller
church St. Petri Kirche
Address Riga, Albertstr. 13
Comments

 

1.
Husband Arturs Krūmiņš
Wife Austra Zariņš
Date Aug.25, 1928
Father K.Zariņš
Mother J.Zariņš
church Rūjiena, Brīvības str. 23
Address
Comments The invitation was sent to Miss E.Rozenbergs and her mother.

 

4.
Husband Otto A. Müller, Secretair
Wife Hermine Knierim
Date June, 1885
Father
Mother Alexandra Knierim b. Treu, Pastorin - the wife (widow) of a Pastor
church
Address Riga
Comments This is a Betrothal card. Unfortunately, I do not know what relatives is the family with Woldemar Knierim - a grandfather of well-known Swedish politician O.Palme

 

9.
Husband Jānis Rūme
Wife Marta Boldurs
Date June 16, 1935
Father Anna Boldurs
Mother Ansis Boldurs
church Nītaure
Address Nītaures pag. farm "Kalna Krievēni"
Comments The mother of the bridegroom was Emilija Rūme. The invitation was sent to Miss E.Rozenbergs and her mother.

 

1.
Husband Ilmārs Tepfers
Wife Irene Zupāns
Date March 29, 1931
Father Kārlis Zupāns
Mother Minna Zupāns
church Rīga, St. Martin church
Address Baznīcas str. 5, appt 2
Comments

 

1.
Husband Hermanis Tormans
Wife Anna Liepiņš
Date June 21, 1914
Father Jānis Liepiņš
Mother Anna Liepiņš
church Jaun-Burtnieku Stendēs
Address Jaun-Burtnieki
Comments

 

1.
Husband Harijs Zupans
Wife Zenta Dravnieks
Date Dec 26, 1931
Father Kārlis Dravnieks
Mother Zofija Dravnieks
church
Address Rīga, Bauskas str. 94
Comments H.Zupans was an economy student

 

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