Immigrant Story

Timeline created by Joe_M*m*
  • Antoni Ajedrez

    Antoni Ajedrez
    I've decided that my wife and I are going to leave Poland. After the recent worker strikes, we are worried about financial stability. We are going to the United States. Poland's economy is crashing, and the best way we can see to guarantee a good life, is to move to the Prosperous US.
  • Antoni Ajedrez

    Antoni Ajedrez
    We don't have any relatives that live in the US. I don't have a true plan for what to do when we get there. We made this decision on a whim, and i hope we don't regret it.
  • Antoni Ajedrez

    Antoni Ajedrez
    We traveled by land to Denmark, and arrived at port Copenhagen lat last night. The boat is to leave at 7 A.M. on the dot, but the way things are ran around here, I won't be surprised if it is delayed.
  • Antoni Ajedrez

    Antoni Ajedrez
    I’ve just had a revelation, I hate boats. I never knew that this fear was inside of me, but spending the last two days on the sea has really brought it out. The food is awful and I’ve barely slept. We aren’t supposed to arrive for another five days, and that’s just an estimate.
  • Antoni Ajedrez

    Antoni Ajedrez
    We arrived in New York late yesterday evening. We are very excited to be in the US, we've heard so many great things about the economy, the people, and all the industrial opportunities for us here.
  • Antoni Ajedrez

    Antoni Ajedrez
    So, I just realized, that anyone reading this has no idea who I am. My name is Antoni Ajedrez, Up until a few days ago I’d loved in Poland my entire life. I’m 26 years old and happily married. I’m a steel worker, and I hope to make a new life in the U.S.
  • Antoni Ajedrez

    Antoni Ajedrez
    The last few days have been hectic. Filled with travel and disappointment. We’ve been jumping from town to town, looking for somewhere I can get a job in the steel industry, wish me luck.
  • Antoni Ajedrez

    Antoni Ajedrez
    I haven’t written in a while, I’ve been very busy. We’ve been traveling west and have settled in Indiana. I was unable to find a job in steel work, so my wife and decided to take another large risk. We are starting our own shoe making business. We lack the funds for anything, large, so we are going to start small and see what happens.
  • Antoni Ajedrez

    Antoni Ajedrez
    We finished building the shop today, we couldn’t have done it without the help of the friendly townsfolk. There was always someone there helping us along. It’s very strange how neighborly every one is , I don’t think we would’ve revived this kind of help in Poland.
  • Antoni Ajedrez

    Antoni Ajedrez
    We made our first sale today, it was very exciting. I think that this shoe store is going to make an impact on the community we live in. I think this shoe store is going to be able to sustain is for a long time.