More Photographs of the Chmielewski Farm in Lithuania

In years past, a road ran by the main house on the Chmielewski farm in Likiškės, Lithuania, and on that road, close to the house stood this shrine. One of the neighbors told us that, on their way to the local cemetery, the villagers would stop at this shrine to pray.

Shrine at Chmielewski Farm

Shrine at the Chmielewski Farm

SOURCE: Shrine at the Chmielewski Farm. Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 24 October 2007.

Chmieleski Farm Buildings in Lithuania

Buildings on the Chmielewski Farm – 1

SOURCE: Buildings on the Chmielewski Farm – 1. Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 24 October 2007.

Chmielewski Farm in Lithuania

Buildings on the Chmielewski Farm – 2

SOURCE: Buildings on the Chmielewski Farm – 2. Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 24 October 2007.

Neighbors Farm in Lithuania

Neighbors of the Chmielewski Farm

SOURCE: Neighbors of the Chmielewski Farm. Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 24 October 2007.

The final photo shows a farm once owned by neighbors and relatives of the Chmielewskis in Likiškės, Lithuania. I don’t know who lived here, other than they were related to the Chmielewskis.

Copyright © 2007 by Stephen J. Danko

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3 Responses to More Photographs of the Chmielewski Farm in Lithuania

  1. Cheryl says:

    I have been enjoying following your trip, seeing the records and pictures you have obtained. What an experience! Emotions must have been running high with experiencing the property, family, stories, records, and to be able to obtain these pictures. I understand as I have just gone through a bit of it myself, only it was in this country. Would love to hear what your highlight of your trip was!

  2. Thanks, Cheryl!

    I think my experience in visiting some of these places was as emotional for my cousins as it was for me! They grew up in these places, but hadn’t seen many of the houses and locations since they were children.

    I’m not sure I could pick out just one highlight, though. Here are three:
    1. Finding records about my family at the archives,
    2. Visiting the farm where my ancestors lived,
    3. Meeting relatives for the first time.

  3. Mykolas says:

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