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Jānis Cimze

Also Known As: "Jahnis Zimse", "Jahnn Zimseet", "Johannes Zimse", "Johann Zimse", "Jahn"
Birthplace: Cimzas pusmuiža (Hoflage Zimse), Rauna (Ronneburg), Wenden kreis, Vidzeme, Livonia
Death: October 10, 1881 (67)
Walk (Valga), Lugaži (Luhde), Walk kreis, Livonia
Place of Burial: Walk (Valga)
Immediate Family:

Son of Andreas Cimze and Anne Cimze
Husband of Louise Johanna Cimze (Molien)
Father of Emīlis Kārlis Andrejs Cimze; Anna* Louise Balson (Cimze); Louize Irene Mathilde Cimze and Johanna Elisabeth Cimze
Brother of Mariņa Strunke; Pēteris Cimze; Dāvis Cimze; Anna Cimze; Kārlis Cimze and 2 others

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About Jānis Cimze

Pirmais Widsemes draudses skololaju seminara direktors 1839-1881.

Esimene Liivimaa kihelkonna koolmeistrite seminari direktor.

Erster Director des livländischen Parochiallehrerseminars.

Jānis Cimze (born 3 July 1814, Rauna parish — died 22 October 1881 (according to the new calendar), Valka) was a Latvian pedagogue, collector and harmoniser of folk songs, organist, founder of Latvian choral music and initiator of professional Latvian music. He is buried at the Lugaži Cemetery.

Jānis Cimze was born at the Rauna Manor's Cimze dairy farm (hoflage) in the family of a manor overseer Andreas Cimze and her wife Anne as the first child of 8 for his parents. His initial education came from Rauna Parish School where he also learned to play the organ. From the age of sixteen he worked as a private tutor; later he was a teacher at Valmiera Parish School and an organist.

In 1836 Cimze went to Germany to study at Weissenfels Teachers' Seminary which he finished in 1838. This was where he learned to play the violin and piano and improved his skills as an organist. In 1838—39 he was an external student at Berlin University where he attended lectures on mathematics, didactics and the theory of music. His music professor was Ludwig Christian Erk, a collector, harmoniser, publisher and researcher of German folk songs.

Upon returning from Germany, from 1839 and to the end of his life, Cimze headed Vidzeme Teachers' Seminary where he taught future teachers the conducting of choirs and harmonisation of folk songs. Cimze followed the principles of Johann Pestalozzi and Adolph Diesterweg and all education was conducted in German.

During his forty-two years of work at the Teachers' Seminary Cimze educated more than four hundred students who subsequently became Latvian and Estonian teachers. Being a teacher in the 19th century meant being also an educator, a musician, a literary and public figure. In the second half of the 19th century teachers organised choirs and worked with them and cultural societies. Source From Wikipedia

1816 census in Raunas privātmuiža (Ronneburg Schloß) Müller Ansch Peters sohn 20 on last census and 24 now His wife Anne Jahns tohter 22 Their son Jahn Ansch sohn 1 page 66

1826 cenus and family name register in Raunas privātmuiža (Ronneburg Schloß) Jahn Anschs sohn 12 years got the name Zimseet (CVII), in 1816 was in the farm Zimseet (No 132) page 133

1834 census in Raunas privātmuiža (Ronneburg Schloß) No 6 Father Ansch Zimse Peter son – was 24 on last census Son Jahnn – was 1 on last cenus – both moved to Valmiera on 1833 page 150

1834 census in Raunas privātmuiža (Ronneburg Schloß) in Zimse hoflage Ansch Zimse family (No 6) Ansch Zimse Peter sohn 42 years Wife Anne 40 years Sons: Peter 14; Dahw 12; Carl 5; Daughters: Marrie 15; Anne 9; Christine 2 page 154

1833 in Valmiera Johann Zimse 18 years (last census was 1 year old) has come from Rauna to Valmiera page 82

1834 cenus in Valmiera Johann Zimse on Brehsce Schule’s 19 years in January 1834 Remarks from 1835 ja 1845 page 85

1850 census in Raunas privātmuiža (Ronneburg Schloß) father Ansch Zimse's family (No 26) Ansch Peter sohn 1834 was 42, died in 1847 Wife Anne 56 years Sons: Peter ,1834 was 14, 1839 moved further to Guts Serben (Dzerbene); David, 1834 was 12, 1839 moved further to Guts Serben (Dzerbene; togehther with his older brother); Carl, 1834 was 5, died 1846; Eduard, 1834 not born , now 15 – new farm master Daughters: Christine 18 years page 349

Pärast oma naise surma tema õed, esmalt Johanna Strunke ja siis seitse aastat hiljem Christine, tulid majja, et üle võtta koduperenaise ülesanded ja kolme orvuks jäänud väikese tüdruku, Zimse tütarde, hariduse eest seismine. Tema kolmas õde Annette esindas abikaasata kodus jällegi majanduslikku poolt. / After the death of his wife, his sisters, Johanna Strunke first, and then seven years later, Christine, came to the house to take over the tasks of the housewife and to stand for the education of the three orphaned little girls, Zimse's daughters. His third sister Annette represented again in economic respect the missing woman in home.

Source: Das ritterschaftliche Parochiallehrer-Seminar in Walk, seine Lehrer und Zöglinge, 1839-1890 Peterson, Carl Christian page 159

Birthplace: Cimzas pusmuiža, Rauna, Latvija (Läti) - 3. juuli 1814 (new calendar)
Deathplace: Valka, Valkas pilsēta, Latvia (Läti) - 22. oktoober 1881 (new calendar)
Buried: Lugažu Kapi, Valka

Death 1881 32-2 Luhde (Lugažu) 1881-1881 Latvian, German, Born, Married, Died

The tomb with a relief portrait.

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Jānis Cimze's Timeline

June 21, 1814
Cimzas pusmuiža (Hoflage Zimse), Rauna (Ronneburg), Wenden kreis, Vidzeme, Livonia
December 6, 1851
Valga (Walk), Lugaži (Luhde), Walk kreis, Livonia
December 31, 1852
Valga (Walk), Livonia
December 19, 1854
Valga (Walk), Livonia
April 12, 1856
October 10, 1881
Age 67
Walk (Valga), Lugaži (Luhde), Walk kreis, Livonia
Luke kalmistu (Lugažu Kapi, Luhdeschen Kirchhofe), Walk (Valga)