She came over in March 1863 with her cousin, Flynn. Her brother John had sent for them. As soon as the ship reached port, Flynn was carted off by two men to join the Union Army. Then she found that John was missing.
Life in Five Points
Explore a slice of life in the Lower East Side of New York, a hub of immigration in the early 1800’s where — among peddlers and pigs — newspaper boys (and sometimes girls) became unwitting agents of political division.
For the third time in as many years, Joseph Bartley was in trouble with the Colonial government. They wanted money -- this time for not declaring his wife as a tithable. Last time for not paying taxes on an old mule.
Louis Zwart the Lapidary
Levie "Louis" Zwart, a twenty-seven year old Dutch Jew and lapidary (diamond polisher), emigrated to New York in August 1894. When he had established himself in his branch diamond factory, he sent for his betrothed, Anna Duker...