German American, History Highlights

Norddeutscher Lloyd of Bremen was the primary means of┬átransporting German emigrants to America

Before WWI they were on top of the world. The North German Lloyd company, NDL, was founded in Bremen in 1857 and developed into one of the two most important German shipping companies of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Operating out of Bremen, it became the primary means of transporting German emigrants to America, and also was instrumental… Continue reading Norddeutscher Lloyd of Bremen was the primary means of┬átransporting German emigrants to America

German American, Notes on German Culture

Some interesting facts pertaining to German-Americans…updated with 2019 statistics

19th century HAPAG advertisement... Allegorical Germania waves goodbye as the American Columbia awaits the newcomers... poster boasting 6 days from Hamburg to New York via Twin Screw Fast Steamships The first thing to know is that German Americans comprise about 43 million people as of 2019, making them the largest self-reported ancestry group in the… Continue reading Some interesting facts pertaining to German-Americans…updated with 2019 statistics