Immigrants In the West by Andrew Hyer Posted on October 2, 2010 Theodore Jerdine sod house, Osnabrock, North Dakota / photo by Melin in June 1906. Theodore was born in Sweden and immigrated to America and became a homesteader. Arnold Genthe’s photograph of San Francisco's Chinatown in 1890 shows many unemployed Chinese workers. This entry was posted in October 5 Assignment, TV24 and tagged Chinese immigrants, homestead act, immigrants, western migration. Bookmark the permalink.