90 Years Ago, Today

By strange coincidence, while trying to find out the answers to some family history mysteries, I ran across the record of my great-grandmother’s entry to the US just the other day.  Today happens to the be 90th anniversary of her arrival through Ellis Island.

Not really a world-events type thing, but still, a strange coincidence.

She came alone on a ship out of Hamburg.  The family story was that her step-father drove her in a wagon to Hamburg, but that’s over 300 miles from where they lived so I kinda suspect he just drove her to the train station.  She apparently knew people on the boat, but after she got off in New York she had to take a train to North Dakota.  As far as I know she did that part all on her own.

She was the last over-seas arrival for my family.



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