Tolerance for German in early America

rkephart at rkephart at
Fri Jun 9 19:08:09 UTC 2006

Quoting haroldfs at

> The other day I mentioned that Benjamin Franklin published a German edition
> of his English newspaper...

Where I grew up in Washington County, Maryland, there are old tombstones from 
that period that are inscribed in German: "Hier lagt..." And there are 
zillions of German names in the phonebook, including mine. My own ancestors 
were Swiss Germans who came over in the 18th century; they're listed in the 
1790 census.

(Writing from Carriacou, Grenada)

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