German Immigrants are here !

Hope of the Germans.

Their coming!

German immigrants came for religious freedom and a better life. 1840-1900 was when most German immigrants came to America and 3,000 of them settled in New York! They were among the first Europeans to set foot in America! An estimate for German immigrants living in Pennsylvania all alone in this time period,1840-1900, are 45,000. That is alot of Germans!

traditions

food and sports

The foods German brought over are well known today. The foods are chocolate, hot dogs, hamburger, saurkrout, and the drink beer. The sport they brought along is gymnastics, a very well known sport. Another sport, or dance, is the maypole dance, a folk dance having to do with a pole. The whole pole is covered in moss, flowers and grass. They also put ribbons on it so they can grab one and spin it around the pole.

clothes and holidays

There are two traditional clothes, the dirndl and the lederhousen. The dirndl is a

maid outfit, a skirt, blouse, apron and any accessory. The lederhousen is leather pants that boys wear. the special holidays that the German brought is the Easter bunny, where you hide eggs and find them. They also brought Santa , or Christmas where you get presents and celebrate with your family.

fun facts

  1. Steve Jobs, creator of Apple, was a German.
  2. Google was created by a German person.
  3. One of the desserts of Germany is the German spice cookie.

Spiced sugar:

1 cup powder sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

-12 tsp nutmeg

-14 tsp allspice

3/4 cup honey

Cookies:

3 c flour

1 tsp cinnamon

-12 tsp baking soda

-12 tsp baking powder

-12 tsp ginger

-12 tsp nutmeg

-12 tsp salt. "14 tsp pepper

-14 tsp allspice

-12 c sliced almonds

1 stick of butter -soft

2 tsp lemon zest

2 tsp orange zest

1 c brown sugar

1 lg egg

resorces

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maypole_dance
  2. portfolio.edu
  3. google.com/german population
  4. En.wikipedia.com