Family connections, grandfather’s farming skills help him make his way to Kansas in the land of opportunity.
Grandparents’ relatives did not come to land of opportunity as couple emigrated.
After hardships of the Second World War, Bavarian family leaves homeland to return to the United States.
Descendents reap benefits after ancestors emigrated before The Civil War and endured hardships in the new land of opportunity.
Settling in the land of opportunity’s Midwest, grandparents farmed in Iowa and survived the Great Depression.
Their eldest son was already established in land of opportunity, and the rest of the family sold all their possessions to join him.
Passage for emigrant was paid for in exchange for farm labor; man worked hard to become American.
After arriving in land of opportunity, stowaway travels through city after the devastation of the Chicago Fire.