German Americans

By: Cayden G

Why they came to America?

They came to america because the wanted to change their lives because they had a ok life in Germany. The persons manager would fire them if they didn't work for more then 3 years. They would send the dads over first then send money to their family so they could come to America.

When they came to America?

1852 is when the first Germany people came to America.

Where they came to America

They went to New York when they went on the SS Prince Fredrick Whilem.

Bohemian butter cookies recipe.

1 cup sugar
2 cups butter (4 sticks)
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups flour

Rub hard cooked egg yolks through a sieve or strainer with small mesh holes. Add butter, and salt, then cream well. Gradually add sugar, creaming well after each addition. Add raw egg yolks, lemon rind and juice. Beat well. Add flour and mix thoroughly. Chill about 1 hour. Roll to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured wooden cutting board. Cut out cookies with an approximately 2 1/2 inch floured Linzer cookie cutter (or round cutter). Cut a small circle (or other shape) out of the center of half of the cookies. These will be the top layer. The remaining cookies will be the bottom later. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375 degrees about 10-12 minutes.After the cookies have cooled, sift confectioners sugar over the tops and bottoms. Take a solid cookie and spread with 1/4 teaspoon raspberry preserves. Place a top cookie on the jam. The cut out part of the top cookie will be filled with the preserves. Repeat with all of the cookies.

Interesting facts.

The women took care of family members and do housework. Men did farm work and worked at trades. The postcard have the ship they went on to get to America.


German immigrants who arrived before the 19th century tended to have been members of the Evangelical Luthern Churches in Germany, and created the Lutheran Synods of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and New York.


Famous German Americans.




Other stuff

German Americans book by Tristan Boyer Binn