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     September 27, 2019      #9B-270 SsK

Charles Schneider: Immigrant Success Story 

Charles Schneider: historia de éxito de los inmigrantes

By Jack Klasey

The 1800s were “the century of immigration,” when literally millions of people — mostly from Ireland and Germany — came to America. Many were fleeing famine or political unrest, but others were drawn by the economic opportunities the United States offered.

The peak year for German immigration was 1854, when 215,000 men and women entered the country, primarily through East Coast ports. Among those arriving in New York on Aug. 9, 1854, was 18-year-old Charles Schneider, a native of Wurttemberg, Germany.

Young Charles had been trained in a ...

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