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German Immigration to America:

A Journey in Time

Discover America’s German Roots

Our online brochure gives you a comprehensive overview starting with the first German immigrants in Jamestown, Virginia, to Francis Daniel Pastorius’s founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania, and the great wave of German immigration during the second part of the 19th century. Discover what the life of an immigrant was like, and learn how they shaped American culture today.