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MigrationJacob Stekionis came to the United States from Lithuania in 1914 to work as a tenant farmer. In 1924 he married Dorothy in Lithuania and then brought her back here. He worked the land at what is now Historic New England’s Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. In exchange, the landowner Edward Francis Little let Jacob and his family live in a farmhouse on the property.

People move from one town to another, one state to another, even one country to another for many different reasons, including work, better schools for their children, and freedom from religious or political persecution.

Do you have any family members or ancestors who moved in order to find work as Jacob Stekionis did? 

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