"I'm leaving" thought a young girl 15 years of age. Here in Italy the young girl was preparing for he the long journey ahead of her. Her father couldn't afford the high taxes due the war in 1870.
The young girl and her family were leaving due to several issues. The war, the high taxes due to the war, the natural disaster that threaten their home often. Although her family was leaving due to poverty.
The family were to travel by boat. They could only pack so much so they pack some clothes and essentials.
The journey began a week after her family packed up. They decided to travle by boat. It would be a long journey it a few months journey including the stops. The journhey on the boat would be hard because the people who got sick will most likey be spreading it.
Her family arrived at Ellis island. they were required to go thru a medical examination. Although only steerage and third class were required to do it.
The girl was a only child. Her father was having trouble finding a stable job with good income. Her mother was seamstress doing alright.
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