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looking for GRASIS, /BRUVERIS families from Latvia

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Hello,

I am searching for my Latvian relatives.
The names GRASIS, BRUVERIS, also my cousins JANIS, DAINIS, and ZENTA.

My grandfather was JANIS GRASIS, my Grandmother was ALLICIA (maybe incorrect spelling) and her 2nd married name was BRUVERIS.
JANIS left to live on a farm near Riga, Latvia and married a woman who already had 2 or 3 children. My father Julius knows that his father Janis was a high ranking Major in the Army. This is all the information I have.
My father JUILUS GRASIS had a sister VERONICA ZENTINA, and a brother who died very young. I do not know VERONICAs married name but her husband may have been MILOS. She had 2 sons JANIS and DAINIS. She died giving birth.
I know very little about JANIS.
I know that DAINIS was married twice and that one of his wives names might be SANDRAS. Dainis has a daughter named ZENTA. Dainis and Zenta lived with our grandmother after his wife died to help raise little Zenta.
Dainis, Zenta and Allicia all lived in Varpu street,(name may be incorrect) Riga/Yelgava, Latvia, in Allicias house till she died. We think Allicia lived till her 90s but contact was lost around that time.
If any one could help me find my family I would be very happy.

Cheers Margret from Australia.

Surnames: GRASISBRUVERIS
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on 2008-11-08 03:21:52

Searching for GRASIS, /BRUVERIS /Matulens,families from Latvia Bauska
by margret 12 years, 2 months ago

Hello,

I am searching for my Latvian relatives.
The names GRASIS, BRUVERIS, also my cousins JANIS, DAINIS, and ZENTA. I have new information on these people.

My grandfather was JANIS GRASIS,( b 1875? 1950) my Grandmother was Alise Bruveris (b 1889? d1990?)Janis was a high ranking officer in the Army and a carpenter by trade. They were married in 1920 in Bauska Latvia. 3 children were born, fist boy died young, 2ns daughter Zentina Veronica, 3rd Julius b1925 August 15. The marriage broke down and
JANIS left to live on a farm and "married" a woman who already had 2 or 3 children. My father Julius knows that his father Janis was a high ranking Officer in the Army. This is all the information I have.
VERONICAs married a Janis Matulens She had 2 sons JANIS and DAINIS. She died giving birth to Dainis.
Son JANIS was killed as a young man by a drunk truck driver, date unknown maybe 1968
I know that DAINIS was married twice and that one of his wives names might be SANDRAS. Dainis has a daughter named ZENTA. Zenta ( Santa) married a Kirrillo and had 3 children. She is still living. I have since found my grandmothers family and am overjoyed, but none of them knew her 1st Husband Janis, ( 2nd husband maybe Silins)so I am still no wiser about my grandfather. I would love a photo of him.,
If any one could help me find my family I would be very happy.

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by allycat on 2008-11-08 05:47:37

I was going to advise you to look at the Latvia Genealogy Forum but see you have already done so.

Have you seen this:-

"...Graviius - "The etymological origin of Grazevicius is the Lithuanian word grazus which means beautiful. Lithuanian surname cognates include: Grays, Graáitis, Gralis, Graénas, Granis, Graviius, Grainis, Graùlis, and Graùtis. There were 28 Graviius families living in Lithuania circa 1985 [Vanagas, op. cit., 1985]."
Charles J. emaitis, Decatur, IL.
"Grasis, Grasus, Graske, Grasnick, Grasicke, Grazevicius, Graziskauskas, Grazulis: Podehl '4444 Namen...' confirms the interpretation of 'beautiful'. The old Prussian word 'grasus' means 'beautiful', the word 'grasika' means 'to flatter'."
Beate Szillis-Kappelhoff, Salzbergen, Germany. ..."

SOURCE:
The Zemaitis Homepage - Lithuanian Surnames

by margret on 2015-01-20 00:52:39

Oh my how long ago was this. I have so many questions out there,I apologize for the delay. thank you for this information.

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