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.
Traveling across the Atlantic was an arduous trip for German grandmother; immigrants were thankful to reach the land of opportunity.
Author’s maternal ancestors were already here; English immigrant probably wicked at The Lady in New York Harbor.
Cigar manufacturing a skill that grandfather brought with him to the land of opportunity.
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