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Morris Goldberg arrived at the Port of New York on September 15, 1898. This information was derived from his Declaration of Intention for citizenship.
Our ancestors came to America during the peak immigration years between 1880 and 1924.
Despite the emotional pain of leaving family friends and home, these travelers hoped that their life in America would somehow be better.

They walked, used horsedrawn carriages and traveled by trains to reach the harbors where the steamships departed for America.

Before boarding their ships steerage class passengers had to take an antiseptic bath, have their baggage fumigated and be examined by steamship company doctors.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s the cost of steerage class passage was approximately $25.00 for each passenger.

Second cabin passage was $50.00 for an adult and $25.00 for a child. Second cabin passage meant private staterooms and exemption from the intense scrutiny upon arriving in New York.
#1...A steamship similar to the one Morris Goldberg would have arrived in New York Harbor on.
#2...The Train station in Bremen, Germany where many of our ancestors departed from.
#3...Our granddaughter, Sara, sitting on the very same benches in the great hall at Ellis Island that are ancestors waited on before entering New York.