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From Russia to Fresno---A journey of LAUB

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From the Samara region of Russia they came. Of Germanic Russian decent,several very large families boarded the "Petersburg" as steerage passengers bound for America and a better life. The crossing was cramped and conditions were poor, but hopes & dreams were high. They disembarked at Ellis Island in New York, & spent the better part of 2 months there. Papers needed to be recorded & verified, a quarantine to be satisfied, & a relative, a sponsor, to await arrival. Things moved slow but efficiently in 1907, but at last they were on the train for the trip to California & their new beginnings. And best of all, they would begin in a community of Russian Germans so they could more easily aclimate to the new language, culture, and environment.

Surnames: Laub
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on 2011-01-20 14:40:09

Filling the gaps one ancestor at a time.

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by edmondsallan on 2011-01-20 17:35:08

Hello ghostchaser - no doubt some ancestors did it hard to make a new life for their families . Very nicely written and glad to share it with you -Regards -edmondsallan

by ghostchaser on 2011-01-20 19:08:11

Hello edmonsallan - Thank you for your comments. I am always amazed by the sacrifices our ancestor's made. They were awesome!

Ghostchaser

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