From a speech given on her 50th Wedding Anniversary
"On Thursday night, September 18th, 1884 the Bremen docked at Hoboken. As it was late at night, they were compelled to remain aboard ship until the next day, then with bag and baggage they were transferred to a small boat which took them ashore. They were ushered into a large building called Castle Gardens where it was customery for all immigrants to go to have their money exchanged and to purchase tickets to get them started on their way to their final destination. It was here that a large bus took them to a depot where they boarded a train to Cincinnati. While on this train they met a salesman who was English, although they couldn't understand each other, the Englishman made them understand that he wished them to take care of his brief cases while he went to the barber shop. When he returned he wished to show his appreciation for their help by offering to buy them some eats and coffee, but as they were very timid and bashful, they kindly refused his offer. In those days trains traveled so slow that it was Saturday evening before they arrived in Cincinnati, where they were to change trains for Vincennes. About 10 p.m. on September 20, they left Cincinnati and arrived in Vincennes at 2 a.m. Sunday. The English salesman had also been traveling with them and found a Germany speaking engineer named August Von Beheren, who induced them to remain in the waiting room of the depot until the train left for Evansville, about a five hour wait. this way they could get a little sleep and save money as rooms were rather expensive in those day. They spent part of their time in knitting stockings, however the layover soon passed and they boarded a train about 7 a.m. Sunday morning and arrived in Evansville about 10:00 a.m. September 21st, 1884, just 16 days after leaving their home in Germany. After getting off the train, they hired a horse drawn cab at a cost of 75 cents each to drive them to an aunt by marriage named Nolte where they stayed until Monday morning, then went to Uncle Julius Tzschoppe, where Augusta, her older sister was staying. (Julius Tzschoppe was Emma's uncle, brother to her mother Caroline).