German immigrants

By Ryan

Intro

Do you know who the Germans were... their were immigrants that came to america. A immigrant is some one who moves from one country to another.

Places they settled

In the eighteen hundreds to the nineteen hundreds 5,100,000 Germans came to america. Most Germans settled in north east and the the mid east like New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Famous Germans

Famous music composers that lived in Germany like Beethoven, Mozart and Bach all composed classical music. A famous scientist named Albert Einstein worked with many things in science and all lived in Europe


Places they worked

German's worked on farms and they would grow oats, grains,wheat and potatoes. Other Germans worked in factories, brewing and bakery's


German foods

Germany bought a food called German chocolate cake and here's a recipe on how to make a German chocolate cake.

(3 layers) 4 oz german sweet chocolate 1/2 cup boiling water 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 4 egg yolks 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup buttermilk Melt chocolate in boiling water. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add egg yolks, vanilla, and chocolate. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Fold in egg whites. Pour into three 9" pans, lined on bottoms with wax paper. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Frost tops with Coconut Pecan Frosting, leaving sides unfrosted. Coconut Pecan Filling and Frosting 1 cup evaporated milk 1 cup sugar 3 egg yolks 1/2 cup butter 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/3 cup coconut 1 cup chopped pecans Combine all except coconut and pecans in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 12 minutes. When mixture thickens, remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Cool until spreadable.


Culture

Some of Germany's traditions are chrisms tree decorations like glass balls, candles, candy and fruit. another celebration is The easter egg hunt which you do on easter morning. In the fall Germans celebrate a festival called Octoberfest. During Octoberfest people ware german clothes, eat german foods, and listen to German music.

Interesting Facts

The word picnic is German. Some germans lived in sod houses that only had one room. Margaretha Schurz started one of the first kindergarten teachers.

Resources

Ethnic food

German Americans

German culture

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