Larry's Portugese family left the Azores and sailed to Hawaii in 1883. This account is from the San Francisco Chronicle, since SF was the Suffolk's next port-of-call. It's considerably more harrowing than anything the Heschs endured, but as Larry says, they survived and eventually prospered.
I just wanted to show you another (non-German/Austrian/Polish) immigrant saga, and the conditions they had to endure compared to our ancestors. Whew!
And here's something milder--a story from the Atlanta newspaper in 1911 (one hundred years ago!) This was the south, about 40 years after the war between the states, but it was certainly a message boys got well into the 60s and 70s. And, isn't it a bit creepy to expect a kid to "smile when he feels the tears coming"? But then, most kids aren't as reasonable as little Bobby ends up being here...lol
Thanks, Larry! ☺