Who Knew?

Ellis Island’s First Immigrant

Annie Moore set foot on Ellis Island on her 15th birthday on January 1, 1892. It was then believed that Moore, much celebrated in song and in statues, went west to Texas. Now, relatives have found photos of a woman whom they say is Moore and they indicate that Moore never left New York. She lived in New York’s Lower East Side and died in 1924. One photo shows Moore with a baby in her lap; another is of “Ma Schayer,” Schayer being Moore’s married name.