Eva Schneider

My great-grandma
My great-grandma

 This is a picture of my great-grandmother Eva Schneider. She was a beautiful Jewish woman who lived until she was 96 years old. When my great grandmother was only a few months old her father and a few of her siblings (she was 1 of 9) came to America. Eva’s father started a hat business on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, (name isn’t known.) When her family made enough money they sent it to Eva’s mother so that she could bring the rest of her children over, including my great-grandma. She came here on May 11th, 1914 on the ship Caronia going from Liverpool, England to Ellis Island. She was 1 year and 6 months old when she got to America. When my great-grandmother was 5 her mother died. Her father had to raise 9 children in a small 3 bedroom apartment with the help of Eva’s older siblings. This photo and person means a lot to my family and I. I have a very close relationship with my grandma (Eva’s daughter) and we like to look through pictures of her when we are together. Although my great grandmother is no longer with us today my mom, her sisters and their mom always talk about her. We keep her name and spirit alive, always and forever.

Place(s): Liverpool, England and Ellis Island
Year: 1914

– ZG

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more