Tolerance for German in early America

rkephart at rkephart at
Sat Jun 10 16:54:32 UTC 2006

Quoting "Beeman, William" <William_Beeman at>:

> The largest immigrant group in the United States is German. More than 60% of
> all Americans have some German ancestry. Most of this was in the early 19th
> Century with a huge influx of farmers. 

Yes, my folks were farmers, although I'm not sure what they were growing other 
than rocks on those hillsides around South Mountain. The really weird thing, 
for me, was discovering that some of them had a slave or two. Jeeez...


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