The research began from using the original naturalization papers of Fannie Sniper. This led to her passenger manifest which revealed the name Freida Rebe. The inscription on gravestones proved to be a challenge as they were carved in Hebrew. According to Jewish tradition, the Hebrew name of the deceased and the name of that person's father appears on the gravestone. At that time in history, the family usually knew the person by their Hebrew name. Later generations searching public documents would be following the English name. The two might not match.
A search of the birth, death, and marriage records of her parents and relatives, the inscriptions on gravestones, census information, precinct books, city directories, and wedding and obituaries from local newspapers. Reasonable genealogical research places the family of ABRAHAM REBE who married Freida CBL in Lithuania. During the formative years of Fannie Rubin's life, her branch of the family lived in Kovno guberniya in the shtetl of Rakishok [current map (Rokiskis) ].
From gravestones at the Anshe Libavitz Cemetery in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, near the resting place of Jacob Rubin, it appears that Samuel, and Morris Rubin were brothers.
From a jewishgen.org data in the Lithuania SIG, Freeda died in Birzhai in 1892.
In 1899, Freida Rebe (Fannie Rubin Sniper) was the first child born to Joseph Rubin and Minnie Kark.