Ellis Island opened on January 1, 1892, and the first immigrant to be welcomed was Annie Moore, a 16 year-old Catholic girl from Ireland. She and her younger brothers traveled over from Cobh to join their parents who were already in American. Moore went on to marry a German and have a bunch of kids in New York City, contrary to some popular myths.
- Annie Moore – the first immigrant through Ellis Island
- First through Ellis island: Annie Moore’s tough, tragic life | IrishCentral.com
- Annie Moore Was Ellis Island’s First Immigrant. This Is Her Story.
- Annie Moore (immigrant) – Wikipedia
- Story of the First Through Ellis Island Is Rewritten – The New York Times
- Annie Moore – The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
- The Catholic Immigrant | Commonweal Magazine
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