"Lisbeth Hurwitz and Ferdinand Fromhold were my maternal
grandparents. He was born in 1873 in Riga and was killed in the
course of the Russian Revolution in 1918. She was born in
1880, in Konigsberg. The photo was taken in approx 1900 on the
occasion of their engagement. Lisbeth fled from Russia to
Germany and died in Berlin in 1934. The
lady on the right is Lisbeth's sister, Greta.
Greta married and had a family and
remained in Russia. They were known to be alive in 1939, but all
trace was lost thereafter. The Fromhold's were
prosperous leather factors, originally based in Riga, and later
in St Petersburg. ."