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Three German immigrants, Theo Moll, Emil Jochum and Erwin Gerhard all shared a deep-rooted faith in God and themselves and the dream of building a business in America, the "land of opportunity".

- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Julius Lindemann, Catherine Furst, and Louis Furst, all immigrated from Germany circa 1847.
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The German Americans: An Ethnic Experience . This front page has links to different “chapters” focused on certain aspects of the German immigration experience. Like the site above, the information isn’t specific to New England but contains a great background for understanding the German experience coming to this country.

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Immigration: The Journey to America: Germans This website doesn’t contain information particular to New England, but does give a good background on German immigration – the patterns and reasons for it.

Many immigrants came from countries where they had no citizen rights - Irish Catholics - Germans from Kingdoms and Duchies.
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Two-fifths of German immigrants chose urban centers for their residence. In addition to the Midwest cities, some Eastern cities such as New York City and Philadelphia developed large populations of Germans. While New England cities such as Boston did develop a German community, these German centers were not among the largest or most influential. This stood in sharp contrast to the Irish, the other large immigrant group of the mid 1800s. Six of the nine cities with the densest Irish populations were in New England.

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Economics wasn’t the only motivating factor for these nineteenth century immigrants, but it was the most important. Political upheavals, climaxing with the revolutions of 1848 that swept across Western Europe, drove some Germans to seek new homes. Although the legend of these activists has lived on in German-American communities, historians have shown that the so-called “forty-eighters” barely caused a bump in the German emigration numbers. Similarly, religious persecution pushed only a relative few to leave their homeland.

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These mid-century immigrants also had different destinations in mind. They largely found their way to the rich farmland of the Midwest. The cities of Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Milwaukee became known as the German triangle. Many Germans settled there, elsewhere in the Midwest, and in Texas.

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Phelps Whitmarsh, Century Magazine February 1898In May 2012 William Junior sent me a page from "The Immigration Commission" report:

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Even the "native" American's ancestors immigrated from Asia, possibly across the Bering Strait.

As the century progressed, the emigration pull in Germany shifted further east. And, while the percentages declined slightly, the numbers didn’t. Civil war in the U.S. in the early 1860s and then the Wars of German Unification which led to the formation of the German nation in 1871 depressed immigration somewhat. By the 1880s, these limiting factors had passed. German emigration reached a high of nearly 1.5 million that decade. Yet, immigration in general was increasing, meaning Germans made up a smaller portion – around twenty-eight percent – of all immigrants to the U.S.