Moses and the Ten Commandments

In the late 1880's, my great grandfather, Morris Leon Zegster left Russia and came to America illegally through Canada. My great grandmother, Betty Jenny Zegster came via boat. She had enough money for her passage and was holding my Aunt Viola in her arms. The only way she would have to pay for the child was if she was walking, she began to walk the day before the ship docked! Once in America, my great grandmother was a suffragette. While marching she went into labor with my Aunt Hilda, she tucked her skirt up and continued to march. Upon arriving home, she gave birth to my Aunt Hilda. The necklace was a gift from my grandmother, Dorothy Zegster, given to her by her mother. It represents strength, courage and faith. I wore this necklace until my daughter's Bat Mitzvah, when I passed it to onto her.

Year: 1900

– Leslie Wachtel

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