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Parents Left the Old Country as Teenagers
How did my father get from Ellis Island to a farm in upstate New York, when most young immigrant Jews became peddlers or worked at sewing machines in the garment industry's sweat-shops? I finally found out when I read that one of the many Jewish immigrant aid societies encouraged young Jewish ...
Both Citizenship and Family Ancestry Treasured
As I grow older, I have many regrets. One is that I never listened more when Mother talked about coming to America from the old country.She was born in a small farming village of Bohemia near Prague, or Praha. The village of Chrudim (we thought of it as Rodheim) was about 20 miles from the ...
Great-Grandfather Left Old Country for Land of Opportunity
My great-grandfather, Corbulious Coates, was born in Yorkshire, England, on February 3, 1832. In those days, young men left the old country at 18, when they had to register for the draft or army. He came to America’s land of opportunity when he was 17. The ship's passenger contract ticket is ...
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