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Friday, March 2, 2012

Annie Moore


Annie Moore was born 1874 to Matthew Moore and Julia.  She was born in Ireland, and she came to the US in 1892.
What is so special about Annie? She was the first person registered entering the US, when Ellis Island opened.  Her two brothers followed. Anthony and Philip.  Their parents were already living in Manhattan at the time.
Soon after Annie arrived, she met a young man by the name of Joseph Schayer, they married in 1895, and had around about eleven children.  I have done some research, and this is what I have found:
Annie on the 1900 census with not only her husband, but for some reason listed also with her parents, and listed as single!

Name: Annie Moore
Age: 24
Birth Date: Aug 1875
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: Manhattan, New York, New York
[New York]
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Matthew Moore
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's name: Julia Moore
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Matthew Moore 50
Julia Moore 50
Cornelius Moore 28
Mary Moore 27
Annie Moore 24

Name: Annie Schayer
Age: 23
Birth Date: May 1887
[24 Apr 1874]
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1900: Manhattan, New York, New York
[New York]
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1892
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Joseph Schayer
Marriage Year: 1895
Years Married: 5
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother: number of living children: 2
Mother: How many children: 3
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Schayer 24
Annie Schayer 23
Catherine Schayer 2
Joseph Schayer 1

Now the above listed Annie with her parents, may be the wrong one, but she has the same named parents and so forth, and also, this might be another sister of hers, that they perhaps had the same name, or similar (as was common in those days).

I also found her husbands and sons WW1 draft registrations:
This is Joseph Augusta Schayer Jr, born 1899.



This is her husband, Joseph Augusta Schayer, Sr born 1876 (according to this).






It is very interesting to dive into a family that is not related to me, but has an important factor in who we are today.

When Annie registered, she was given a ten dollar gold coin, which she said she would keep forever.  Did she? We will never know.
This is Annie and her brothers together arriving in NY.



She died fairly young at the age of 50 of heart failure.  She will always be remembered as the first person, and woman in the US, using Ellis Island, 1 Jan 1892.

Annie is buried at the Calvary Cemetery in Queens, NY.
There are statues at both Ellis Island and in Ireland, and a plaque on the door of the home she lived in, in Ireland, about Annie.

One thing that is very very special to me, my daughter for one of her school musical audtions sang a song, that although she did not get the part, the song was, The New Ground/Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears.
That song is about Annie, and her trip over
Isle of Hope Youtube link, very beautiful song!  I only wish I could have had a recording of my daughter singing it!

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