Angel island

Immigrant Project Timeline

By Ericm11
  • Birth

    My name is Alejandro Romero. I was born on October 31st, 1870, in Madrid, Spain. My parents were poor, and treated me badly. But when I was a young teenager, my parents both died from cancer.
  • Arriving at Ellis Island

    Arriving at Ellis Island
    I am heading to New York from Spain. It was a hard life in Spain. I had a successful restaurant, but it burned to the ground in 1896, and I didn't have enough money to rebuild it and get new employees. I am coming to America because I want to work at the Meat Packing Factory in Chicago.
  • At the Meat Packaging Factory

    At the Meat Packaging Factory
    I am getting a decent income working in the Meat Packaging Factory for the 1st year working their. But, during my 1st couple days working at the Meat Packaging Factory, I cut my hand trying to put a dead mouse in the hopper.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    The book "The Jungle" is written today, February 26th, 1906. It is putting my family at risk and I am going to move away from Chicago to New York and hopefully find a job for my wife, 3 sons, and myself.
  • Working as a Sanitation Worker in New York City

    Working as a Sanitation Worker in New York City
    I am working as a sanitation worker in 1907, with my three sons at the ages of 13,14, and 15. While I work with my sons, my wife works at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. She works with other immigrant woman. We are going to have a good future here, in America.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire!!

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire!!
    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory is burning to the ground and my wife is inside! I find my wife lying on the road next to all the other women that have jumped to their death. My wife ha been killed and I don't know what to do!
  • Get lung cancer from the filth of New York City

    Get lung cancer from the filth of New York City
    I am getting sicker and sicker from lung cancer and my life is in jeopardy. I don't know who will take care of my 3 teen age boys once my life is shot.