Ester Fanya Fomin family from Vitebsk, Belarus and then Riga, Latvia #belarus #latvia


saskiamarinascott@...
 

Hi everyone!
I'm new here and trying to find information about my great grandparents.
Ester Fanya Fomin was originally from Vitebsk, Belarus and then moved to Riga, Latvia. The only thing I know about her family connections so far is that her father was maybe called Aron or maybe Afoim, but I'm going off a ship manifest with terrible handwriting. 
Chaim (Hyman) Freidman was originally from Latvia I believe. His father is listed as Jeruchim on the ship manifest, and he's listed as joining his uncle Judel Crystal in New York. An Allix Crystal signed his naturalisation petition in California.
They both came to New York in 1913 and married there a week later, then Ester gave birth to her first child four months later so I believe they may have been married in RIga - or maybe they eloped after she fell pregnant! Scandals.

Any leads?
Saskia

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