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  • Sophia Iņķis (c.1891 - d.)
    Sophia was 5'6" with brown eyes. Sophia arrived in the US via Canada 27 Sep 1912 at the age of 21 on the ship Kursk ( Manifests of Passengers Arriving in the St. Albans, VT, District t...
  • Rihards (Richard) Jacob Iņķis (1881 - c.1942)
    Rihards and wife Sophie visited the US at least twice. Ship manifest from 1921 visit via Ellis Island states Rihards birthplace was Lithuania and Sophie's was Novogorod, Russia. Rihards was 5'8" with...
  • Līze Iņķis (c.1850 - c.1915)
  • Visvald Edwin Inke (1916 - d.)

Scope of Project

The purpose of this project is to expand upon and document information found regarding the Iņķis/Inke families and descendants.


The Iņķis family originated in Latvia, and possibly Lithuania and/or Russia. A number of them were involved in the Baptist Evangelical movement there of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Several of these emigrated to Brazil during this time as part of several waves of Latvian migration and settlement in Sao Paolo, Varpa, and elsewhere in Brazil.

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