By: Grant Reese
Map- Texas, Pull Factors
Friedrich Ernst otherwise known as “Father of the Texas-German Immigrants” was a very important factor in the immigration. He was giving the nickname “Father of the Texas-German Immigrants” because of his influence in drawing settlers to the new territory. An important group during this period was the '48ers. They were a scholarly, wealthy class of Germans who arrived during the German Revolutions of 1848. Within this group there were people called "free thinkers". They would form experimental colonies like the town of Bettina.
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