Every now and then, I find an interesting read and I figure you might want to read this one too-
On October 7, 1885, Friedrich Trump, a 16-year-old German barber, bought a one-way ticket for America, escaping three years of compulsory German military service. He had been a sickly child, unsuited to hard labor, and feared the effects of the draft. It might have been illegal, but America didn’t care about this law-breaking—at that time, Germans were seen as highly desirable migrants—and Trump was welcomed with open arms.
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Donald Trump was the fourth of five children born to Frederick Christ and Mary MacLeod Trump. The future president was born in the New York City borough of Queens on June 14, 1946. He learned about real estate from his father, who took over the family construction business at the age of 13 when Frederick’s father, Trump’s grandfather, died of influenza in 1918.
Spanish Flu? How odd…no, I’m not adding nothing. Read them for yourself…