German Americans


About the German Immigrants

The culture I have chosen is German Immigrants. The main things I am going to tell are where they settled and why they came to America.

Coming to the U.S.A.

It was very bad to get from Germany to the U.S.A. for the German people.There was very bad food, water and they also got sick and there were storms. And the ships have sails instead of engines. It would usually take 8 to 12 weeks.

What They Brought

The German Americans brought a lot more then just them. They also brought their language, art, games, music, clothing, foods, traditions, holidays and a lot more. They also brought the amazing Christmas trees.

Why They Came to the U.S.A.

They came to the U.S.A. for a ton of reasons like for religious reasons, education , a new life and foods.

Their Settling

They either settled near ports, farms in the Midwest, in cities and where there was lots of land. They would also settle near friends and family who already immigrated to the U.S.A.. In cities and apartments they lived in houses that were called small houses and farmers lived in old train box cars for a while. But most immigrants did not get to have furniture, cooking pots or blankets when they came.


1) most German woman immigrants would work at a factory.

2) In 1683 the first German immigrant came to Pennsylvania in the U.S.A..

3)In 1683-1800 about 200,000 German immigranted.

4)In 1840-1910 more then five million Germans immigrated.

5)In 2000 about 12,000 Germans immigrated to the U.S.A..

Food, Flag and a dance picture from Germany.


German Immigration book

German pancake recipe

German pancakes

4 eggs

1 cup of flour

1/4 tea spoon of salt

3 tea spoons of sugar

1 1/3 cup of milk

1 cup of butter



lemon juice

jam- boysenberry, seedless raspberry, & strawberry rhubarb.

Beat the eggs until light and frothy. Add flour, salt, sugar and milk. Beat for 5 minutes more. The batter will be thin, but very smooth and creamy. Place 2 T of butter into the pan for each pancake. Heat until pan is very hot, but don't allow butter to burn. Ladle in enough batter with one hand so that, with the other hand holding the skillet handle and rotating the skillet, there is just enough batter to cover the bottom and slightly up the sides of thepan, but not a lot of excess. This will produce a giant, crepelike pancake. Check the cake by gently lifting the edge with a spatula. When it is nicely browned, tunr the cake. The second side will brown quickly. Place the pancake onto a warm plate, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar then lemon juice, then spread with jam. Roll up like a small jellyroll, sprinle again with cinnamon sugar, cut into two pieces, and serve.