Re: Texas Immigration in 1800'st #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>

The port of Galveston was a big entry point for Texas and Oklahoma Jews.
There were no quotas in the 1800's. There was often a desire to go
somewhere rural, where one could farm, rather than NYC.

(Of course other ports were also possible-even Canadian border crossings-who
knows how an ancestor might have gotten to Texas. My grandfather was born
in Missouri, but his father had lived in Worcester, MA before going there
after the Civil War.)

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ

"My question is: how did Jewish immigrants get to Texas? Were there
quotas in New York and Canada that required the boats >from Europe to go
to Texas in the 1800's?"

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