How did they meet? #ukraine, #general

Ellen Gottfried


Aaron KENIG was born in Roman, Romania.  He emigrated to Hartford, Connecticut at the end of the nineteenth century.  In 1898 he traveled back to Europe to marry a woman born in and living in Busk, now Ukraine or Moldova.  Roman, Romania is 464 km from Busk.   This must have been an arranged marriage, but how could he have known about this woman?    Ellen GOTTFRIED, Plainview, New York

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If this was an arranged marriage, then there are any manner of ways in which he might have learned of his future wife, including mutual friends or perhaps family living in CT.  I know of a happy modern arranged marriage between a woman who was raised in Los Angeles to a man who was raised in New York.  
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC