7.27.2005

Immigrants from Far and Away

Tonight I was doing research on my Family's history. i was looking at this website that details Ship Manifests from Immigrant Ships in the 1800's. It's pretty fascinating. However, I did come across one ship that made a two and half month voyage from England to New York. Several children died on the voyage. Most of them were around Kya's age and they all died from diseases like pneumonia and bronchitis. It makes me so thankful that I live in today's time. I can't imagine the pain of taking a risk like traveling across the world only to have one of my children die...I can't stop thinking about it. On top of that seven women gave birth on that voyage. Seven. I can't even imagine what that would be like.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is so sad. I can't imagine how even anxiety stricken you would be to have a child that age and seeing the others getting sick and dying.

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