Polish Immigrants

Here is some information on them...

A little bit about them.....

Do you know the polka? Well the polish immigrants invented the polka for there dance. The polish decided they wanted to come to America. Can you guess why? The reason they came to America is because there was cheaper land for them, better job opportunity's and better pay. Also better farm land. Mainly, the Polish immigrants that went threw Ellis Island came to the Wisconsin area. The woman and men didn't go at the same time.... the men went first to get a job, earn money and send it back to his wife and kids. They did this so the kids wouldn't have to suffer.

This is a recipe for Polish Cheesecake

4 cups of dry curd cheese

1/2 teaspoons of salt

1 1/2 cups of sugar

4 beaten eggs

1/2 cups of melted butter

1 teaspoon of flour (unbleached)

for the crust or bottom

You can just buy shortbread pie crust.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the cottage cheese in a sieve and drain. In a small bowl, mix the flour, salt, and sugar. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese with the eggs, butter, and vanilla. Mix until well blended and smooth. Add the dry mixture and blend well. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust and set the cake aside. Prepare the topping by sifting the flour, sugar, and cinnamon together. Add the brown sugar and blend well. Pour the melted butter over the topping mix and immediately stir with a fork to form small crumbs. Sprinkle the topping mix over the surface of the cake and bake the cake for 50 minutes, or until done.

Some more about the polish....

The polish felt very strong about there culture. When they moved to America they brought there culture with them. No matter where they went, there culture went with. This is only one of the many culture's, but it is that a belief wolves, crows and pigeons bring bad luck. On the other hand, goats and chickens bring good luck. Between 1890-1990 over 36,000 polish immigrants moved from Poland to the United States of America. If you look at that map up above..... you can see that Germany was right next yo Poland. Well, mainly the immigrants that lived in the part of Poland that was by Germany, decided to come to America first.