German Americans

I'm going to answer some questions about the German settlers

Here is one of the 5 questions I'm going to answer for you

Where did the German Americans settle once they came to the US. Answer: They mostly settled in Pennsylvania because the German settlers said that it looked like Germany. When I say that it looked like Germany, I mean like the towns and possibly the foods that the German Americans ate in, and lived in looked liked Germany from Pennsylvania.

What was a tradition that the German Americans brought from Germany?

Answer: One of the tradition's is a tradition called Oktoberfest. Which is a festival that German people eat German foods, dance to German music and to dress in German clothes the whole day. That is a also a great way to celebrate your culture and to not forget about it.

Why did the German American settlers come to the US?

Answer: Because the men were forced to join the army and become soldiers. Also the men heard that the land in the US was really cheap, so lots of German men came to the US to start a farm and they hoped they could get money to have the rest of the family come over to the US. Because the money that people had to have was a lot, to come to the US.

What was the first couple of years like in US for the new German Settlers?

The live was very hard for German Settlers because the men had worked a couple of years to gain money so the men could afford to let their family come to the US, so once the family came, that family had no money and might have lived in sod houses, with no roofs if they were farmers, and before that the men sometimes lived in old train boxcars. Before the men could afford houses.

I know some of these questions are boring... So here are some FUN FACTS!

Some German families read the newspaper to the whole family for fun. Some farm families filled big barrels with sauerkraut for a living! Some German children didn't go to school because they had to help their family around the farm to raise money because their family was poor. Some jobs when people from Germany did once they came to the US were trading, shoe making and furniture making. During World War One, many German Americans stopped speaking and writing German because Germany was a enemy of the United States at war.



1 Granny Smith apple- peeled cored and coarsely shredded.

3 Granny Smith apples- peeled cored and sliced.

1 cup of brown sugar.

1 cup of golden raisins.

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed.

1 egg.

1/4 cup milk.


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Place apples in a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar and golden raisins; set aside. Place puff pastry on baking sheet. Roll lightly with a rolling pin. Arrange apple filing down the middle of the pastry lengthwise. Fold the pastry lengthwise around the mixture. Seal edges of pastry by using a bit of water on your fingers, and rubbing the pastry edges together. Whisk egg and milk together, and brush onto top of pastry.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown.


My resource for the German Americans project was the book Mrs. Kentop gave every one who was doing German Americans.

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