By Spencer L.
Grade 3, Connecticut
Country of Origin: Poland

Great Grandma Starko is from Poland. She would be 111 years old and lived in South Orange, NJ. She came to the United States in 1918 because she wanted to have a better life. Great Grandma Starko made the journey by ship and came into the United States through Ellis Island. Moving to America was a risk she had to take. After arriving, life in the United States was miserable but better than it was in Poland. In the United States she had two daughters.

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