Kirsten and her family sailed to America from sweden as immigrant to find fertil soil and a better life.
Kirsten's best friend Marta has died from the decease called choral on the journey to America and Kirsten is very upset.
Kirsten and her family took the train to the state of Minnesota.
Kirsten and her family had to walk from the city to her uncles farm but she had to leave behind her favorite thing in the world her doll Sari.
There was a out break of cholera wich was a deadly disease.
Seventeen ships shipped wreaked on the gulf of St. Lawrence.
The government tried to end the explosion of passengers.
When a family wanted to leave a country they had to pack their trunks and head to a port city and wait for the ship that was going to the country that they would like to go.