Illustration: Fig 4:
After Leaving the Pullman factory, Jacob Dyrek worked
as a guard in the Post Office. He is shown here, in 1945, wearing
his guards uniform.
Photo provided by Mildred Dyrek
When Jacob and his family arrived on Ellis Island, a federal immigration
depot for working class immigrants, a battery of test and inspections and
legal paperwork began.
New immigrants were checked for lice, physical health, emotional stability
and intelligence to determine whether or they may become a burden or an
asset to America. About two percent of the perspective immigrants
failed to pass these tests and were denied access to America. Another
twenty percent were detained or rejected because of illness or problems
with legal paperwork. (Brownstone).
Many of those who were ill, while on Ellis Island, never recuperated.
Over thirty five-hundred immigrants died on Ellis Island during these massive
migratory years around the turn of the century, fourteen hundred of these
were children. Many of these children died from exposure to the cold
while being ferried to hospitals on the mainland for treatment. (Chermayeff).
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