List of German Americans

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German Americans (German: Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States who are of German ancestry; they form the largest ethnic ancestry group in the United States, accounting for 17% of U.S. population.[1] The first significant numbers arrived in the 1680s in New York and Pennsylvania. Some eight million German immigrants have entered the United States since that point. Immigration continued in substantial numbers during the 19th century; the largest number of arrivals moved 1840–1900, when Germans formed the largest group of immigrants coming to the U.S., outnumbering the Irish and English.[2] Some arrived seeking religious or political freedom, others for economic opportunities greater than those in Europe, and others for the chance to start afresh in the New World. California and Pennsylvania have the largest populations of German origin, with more than six million German Americans residing in the two states alone.[3] More than 50 million people in the United States identify German as their ancestry; it is often mixed with other Northern European ethnicities.[4] This list also includes people of German Jewish descent.

Americans of German descent live in nearly every American county, from the East Coast, where the first German settlers arrived in the 17th century, to the West Coast and in all the states in between. German Americans and those Germans who settled in the U.S. have been influential in almost every field, from science, to architecture, to entertainment, and to commercial industry.

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First Ladies of the United States[edit]

(in order by their husband's presidency)

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American Football[edit]

The Nesser brothers in the early 1920s. (L–R:) Ted, John, Frank, Fred, Phil, and Al


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Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestling[edit]

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  45. ^ "... born in Germany. Worked as an itinerant artist in Europe before immigrating to the United States in 1837. While living in New York City he married a French-Canadian and spent most of his life in Canada."
  46. ^ "German-born artist, designed the first Confederate flag and the Confederate uniform".
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  49. ^ "Josef Muench (Marc's grandfather) was born in Schweinfurt, Bavaria on February 8, 1904."
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  56. ^ "... born most likely in Nuremberg, landscape and botanical painter. Studied art in Düsseldorf and Munich. In 1825 he went to Switzerland, where he stayed for 20 years before he emigrated to America in 1845."
  57. ^ "... earliest type founder in America, published the first Bible in German, 1743, and the first religious magazine in America, 1764. The magazine was published by Christopher Sauer II, who took over the printshop after his father died in 1758."
  58. ^ The Schoonover surname is derived from the Upper German word "schöne," which means "beautiful."
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  62. ^ "Gustavus Sohon was born in Tilsit, Germany on December 10, 1825. He came to America at the age of 17 and lived in Brooklyn, New York. A gifted linguist (he spoke English, French, and German) ..."
  63. ^ "Gustavus Sohon, a native of East Prussia, arrived on the Columbia River in 1852 as a private in the US Army."
  64. ^ "Birthplace: Cologne, Germany"
  65. ^ "Though her father (Rene Von Drachenberg) is of German descent and her mother (Sylvia Galeano) has Spanish-Italian roots, both her parents are native Argentinians."
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  79. ^ "1829 – Gomried Duden's published travel report encourages thousands of Germans to come to America, especially Missouri"
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  81. ^ "Born May 27, 1917, in Hamburg, Germany; died February 11, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Moved to United States in 1938; resided in New York City from 1938 to 2006."
  82. ^ Max Ehrmann "An American writer, poet, and attorney from Terre Haute, Indiana. Born September 26, 1872 – Died September 9, 1945"
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  91. ^ "Award Winning International Spoken Word Poet, Amal Kassir".
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  149. ^ "The Firestone family goes back to German immigrants named Feuerstein. Harvey Firestone's great-great-great grandfather was Hans Nikolaus Feuerstein, born March 25, 1712 in Berg, Alsace, a German-speaking region now in France. Hans and his wife Catharina arrived in America in September 1753 and Hans is believed to have died in Pennsylvania in 1763."
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  171. ^ "When he was 13, in the Panic of 1873, Bernard Kroger's German immigrant father's Cincinnati dry goods store failed."
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  173. ^ a b "It's a bit of an irony that the Blue Note label — synonymous with jazz, the seminal American music form — was created by two German immigrants. In Blue Note Records, The Biography, author Richard Cook tells the story of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, who formed the label in 1939."
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  505. ^ "In Texas, there were several substantial waves of German immigration. The first, when Friedrich Ernst, "Father of German Immigration to Texas", arrived in Texas in 1831 and received a grant of more than 4,000 acres (16 km²) in what is now Austin County. He set about encouraging other Germans to join him. This tract of land formed the nucleus of what is now known as the German Belt."
  506. ^ "The German Belt is the product of concepts and processes well known to students of migration, particularly the concept of "dominant personality", the process called "chain migration", and the device of "America letters." Voluntary migrations generally were begun by a dominant personality, or "true pioneer." This individual was forceful and ambitious, a natural leader, who perceived emigration as a solution to economic, social, political, or religious problems in his homeland. He used his personality to convince others to follow him in migration. In the case of the Texas Germans, Friedrich Diercks, known in Texas under his alias, Johann Friedrich Ernst, was the dominant personality."
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  509. ^ "... born in Kassel, Hesse, in 1805. He left Europe late in 1833 and spent a year each in London and New York and two years in New Orleans. In 1837 or early 1838 he came to Houston, Texas, where he was consul for the Hanseatic League (modern-day Germany). He became interested in the exploration and colonization of the San Saba area and in 1839 was acting treasurer of the San Saba Company, which was later reorganized as the San Saba Colonization Company."
  510. ^ "Meyer, though a native speaker of German, was Swiss-German."
  511. ^ a b "Peter Gusenberg (Gusenberger) 'Goosey'. 434 Roscoe St. Born September 28, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois. Married to Myrtle Coppleman Gorman. He tells her he is salesman and uses the last name Gorman. His father was named Peter Gusenberg also. He was from Germany."
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  515. ^ "A Pennsylvania German named Michael Hillegas was the first Continental Treasurer. "
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  532. ^ "In future years many leaders of American labor were German American, including Walter Reuther"
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  534. ^ "The founder, August Schrader was a creative and inventive German immigrant"
  535. ^ "Carl Schurz, one of the most celebrated German Americans"
  536. ^ "the Schwarzkopfs emigrated to the US long before the rise of Nazism, are not known to have voiced Nazi leanings, and were a respected part of the substantial German-American community in New Jersey."
  537. ^ "Dutch Schultz (August 6, 1902 – October 25, 1935) was a New York City-area gangster of the 1920s and 1930s. Born Arthur Flegenheimer into a German Jewish family in the Bronx, he made his fortune in bootlegging illegal alcohol and the numbers racket in Harlem."
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  539. ^ "Prolific mob hitman Frank "the German" Schweihs has been indicted for alleged involvement with organized crime, including 19 unsolved homicides."
  540. ^ "German-born Swiss pioneer settler and colonizer in California"
  541. ^ "Accordingly, in May 1842 the association sent two of its members, counts Joseph of Boos-Waldeck and Victor August of Leiningen-Westerburg-Alt-Leiningen to Texas to investigate the country firsthand and purchase a tract of land for the settlement of immigrants."
  542. ^ "The Baron told the curt his grandfather was a count in Czarist Russia and that his father is a German nobleman."
  543. ^ Archived September 9, 2006, at the Wayback Machine "In 1910, a German immigrant, Paul Warburg"
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  545. ^ "John Wetzel was a German Palatine emigrant who had survived indentured servitude and had become successful enough to win the hand of Captain Bonnet's daughter in marriage."
  546. ^ "Murdered German-American Mobsters: Frank Gusenberg, Peter Gusenberg, Gus Winkler, Andrew Von Etter"
  547. ^ Articles on American Mobsters of German Descent, Including: Frank Gusenberg, Peter Gusenberg, Gus Winkler, Andrew Von Etter, John Dillinger, Adam Wort
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  555. ^ "Originally his ancestry came from Westphalia in Northern Germany. They emigrated and arrived in America in the 17th century. The original family name was 'Küster'."
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  563. ^ "Peter Osterhaus was born in Germany in 1823. After graduating from military school in Berlin Osterhaus took part in the 1848 German Revolution and was afterwards forced to flee the country. Osterhaus emigrated to the United States and became a bookkeeper in Missouri."
  564. ^ Archived May 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine "Notable among many German-Americans who have shaped our military to meet later challenges were John J. Pershing, whose ancestral family name was Pfoerschin."
  565. ^ "Alexander Schimmelfennig was born in Germany in 1824. A graduate of the German military academy he joined Franz Sigel, Carl Schurz, August Willich, Peter Osterhaus, Max Weber in taking part in the failed 1848 German Revolution. Schimmelfennig emigrated to America and on the outbreak of the American Civil War he joined the Union Army."
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  579. ^ "August Willich was born in Germany in 1810. A graduate of the German military academy he joined Franz Sigel, Carl Schurz, Peter Osterhaus, Alexander Schimmelfennig, Max Weber in taking part in the failed 1848 German Revolution."
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  582. ^ "Jurgen Wilson was born in Hamburg, Germany, on 18th December, 1836. His parents were English and he lived for a time in Norway before emigrating to America in 1858. He settled in Madison, Wisconsin, and found work as a clerk in a drug store."
  583. ^ "He was born in 1838 in Bremen, Germany, and came to the U.S. with his family in 1844."
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  609. ^ She is of Southeast Asian (25.6%) French and German (24.6%), and Polynesian descent—as well as a mixture of 9 other ethnicities.
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