A Page For Nonnie
Nonnie's Children and their families:
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all she did not come over steerage like so many immigrants had to come.
had a stateroom and her mother had sent a servant girl with her to take
of the two babies. And lots of bread, and cheese, and fruit in case they
couldn't find food along the way! You probably know all this! She spent
of the trip taking care of the servant because she was so sick! Imagine
she must have felt having gotten through Ellis Island (I think), NOT to be
by her husband. She had to find the right train to Chicago, and all of
without English. The 8 languages she did speak were not much use unless
could find a Pole, or Russki! Then she said, she got off the train on the
wrong side in Chicago, or maybe it was East Chicago, but anyway all she
see was what looked like miles of railroad tracks stretching away into the
distance. And again, no husband! He was at work and had sent a neighbor
meet and take her to their new home!
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