steerage fare to America was 20 dollars. This did not include meals;
she was expected to bring her own food on board, enough to last the
entire trip. The crowded steamer made the voyage in ten days and arrived
at the Battery, New York. All emigrants were cleared for entry amidst
the din and confusion at Castle Garden. Then a grinding, dusty train
ride brought her to the home of her aunt, Mrs. Holmes, in Princeton,
Illinois, where grandfather met her.