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German Americans (German: Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of German ancestry and form the largest 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 came 1840–1900, when Germans formed the largest group of immigrants coming to the U.S., outnumbering even the Irish and English.[2] Some arrived seeking religious or political freedom, others for economic opportunities greater than those in Europe, and others simply for the chance to start afresh in the New World. California and Pennsylvania have the largest populations of German origin, with over six million German Americans residing in the two states alone.[3] Over 50 million people in the United States identify German as their ancestry.[4]

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, to commercial industry.

Art and literature[edit]



Political cartoonist Thomas Nast

Authors and writers[edit]

H. L. Mencken, satirist, social critic, cynic, freethinker
Gertrude Stein, writer


Actors and actresses[edit]

Fred Astaire, dancer
Actress, singer, entertainer
Leonardo DiCaprio
Jon Voight


Keith Olbermann

Directors and producers[edit]



Composers and Musicians[edit]

Businesspeople and entrepreneurs[edit]

Businessman John Jacob Astor, IV
Henry J. Heinz, ketchup founder and businessman
Levi Strauss, blue jeans
John D. Rockefeller, industrialist
Washington Augustus Roebling, civil engineer


Adolphus Busch, Brewer

Historical figures[edit]

Neil Armstrong, astronaut
Laura Bullion, Old West outlaw
Pat Nixon, first lady



George Armstrong Custer, U.S. cavalry commander
Baron von Steuben, Continental Army



Dwight D. Eisenhower
Henry Kissinger, statesman
Carl Schurz, revolutionary, statesman, reformer, U.S. Army general, politician


Scientists and researchers[edit]

Wernher von Braun, rockets and spaceships





Ice hockey[edit]

Wrestling, mixed martial arts, and boxing[edit]



Other sports[edit]

First Ladies of the United States[edit]

(in order by their husband's presidency)


  • Ann Dunham – anthropologist and mother of Barack Obama
  • Charles Bierbauer – senior White House correspondent for almost a decade during the Reagan and Bush Administrations[638]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "US demographic census". Retrieved November 16, 2009. ; In 2009, 50.7 million claimed German ancestry. The 2000 census gives 15.2% or 42.8 million. The 1990 census had 23.3% or 57.9 million.
  2. ^ Adams, J. Q.; Pearlie Strother-Adams (2001). Dealing with Diversity. Chicago, Illinois: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN 0-7872-8145-X. 
  3. ^ German-American Heritage Foundation Archived October 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ [1] "U.S. Census Bureau, German ancestry – German: 50,764,352"
  5. ^ [2] "Dankmar Adler (1844–1900) was born in a small town in Germany."
  6. ^ Brody, Seymour "Sy"; biographical sketch of Dankmar Adler in the Jewish Virtual Library
  7. ^ "Adolf Cluss, Architect: From Germany to America – The Book to Accompany the Exhibitions". 2006-05-20. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  8. ^ Obituary The New York Times, October 29, 2007
  9. ^ [3] "Walter Gropius was a German architect and art educator"
  10. ^ "BHL: Albert Kahn papers 1896–2011". University of Michigan. 1909-12-06. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  11. ^ [4] "German-born architect famous for his wire rope suspension bridge designs, in particular, the design of the Brooklyn Bridge."
  12. ^ [5] "Washington Roebling grew up in Saxonburg, a village of German farmers who had just made the journey to America. John Roebling founded this settlement by leading a group of immigrants from Mühlhausen, Germany, to America in 1832. Roebling surveyed and planned the village and distributed land to the families. Washington Roebling had little in the way of material comforts growing up in this small farming community. The only sources of entertainment available to him were parties and dances, which were held frequently. He began his education at the age of six, when a newly arrived immigrant, Julius Riedel, tutored him. Riedel eventually married Washington Roebling's aunt and later set up a small school in Saxonburg. Growing up in a German community, Roebling was fluent in both English and German."
  13. ^ [6] "Sauer moved to Pittsburgh from Germany in 1880 and built about a dozen Catholic churches in the area."
  14. ^ Aurand, Martin. 1994. The Progressive Architecture of Frederick G. Scheibler, Jr. University of Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh.
  15. ^ [7] "German-born designer of the US capitol dome. (c. 1817–1900)"
  16. ^ [8] "The Legacy of the Schuler School of Fine Arts"
  17. ^ Faust, Albert Bernhardt (1908). The German Element in the United States with Special Reference to Its Political, Moral, Social, and Educational Influence. Houghton Mifflin Co. pp. 64–65. 
  18. ^ Baltzell, Edward Digby. Puritan Boston & Quaker Philadelphia (Transaction Publishers, 1996), pp. 332–33. ISBN 1-56000-830-X
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  20. ^ [10] "German-born American Textile Artist"
  21. ^ Peter Palmquist, "Robert Benecke", Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide (Stanford University Press, 2005), pp. 102–103.
  22. ^ [11] "German-born Bierstadt, whose teachers had included the German Romantic painter Lessing ..."
  23. ^ [12] "Born in Heide, Germany, Rudolph Dirks moved with his parents to Chicago at the age of seven."
  24. ^ Alfred Eisenstaedt. Encyclopædia Britannica. 2009. Retrieved June 7, 2009. born December 6, 1898, Dirschau, West Prussia ... pioneering German-American photojournalist 
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  27. ^ [13] "Lyonel Feininger (Léonell Charles Feininger) is born in New York City on July 17. He is the first child of the violinist Karl Feininger from Durlach in Baden (South West Germany) and the American singer Elizabeth Cecilia Feininger, born Lutz, who is also of German descent."
  28. ^ James A. Hoobler and Sarah Hunter Marks, Nashville: From the Collection of Carl and Otto Giers (Arcadia Publishing, 2000), p. 7.
  29. ^ [14] "early 20th century German artist, George Grosz."
  30. ^ [15] "Ulrike Herzner ("Uli"), is a 35-year-old German native who currently resides in Miami Beach."
  31. ^ [16] "German-American painter and teacher, often called the dean of abstract expressionism"
  32. ^ Penelope Green, "The Serial Sleepover Artist", The New York Times, April 13, 2011.
  33. ^ Harold H. Knerr Lambiek Comiclopedia "Harold Hering Knerr was the son of an emigrated German physician."
  34. ^ [17] "Born in Ebingen, Württemberg. Krimmel immigrated to the United States in 1810. Settled in Philadelphia, where he painted portraits, miniatures and gently satirical street and domestic scenes. He returned to Germany from 1817 to 1818. Back in Philadelphia in 1819. Early 1821 he was elected president of the Association of American Artists, but on July 15 of the same year he accidentally drowned near Germantown, Pennsylvania."
  35. ^ [18] "German Americans also have influenced greatly our artistic heritage. Emanuel Leutze's 1851 painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware River, remains a cherished and recognized symbol of American courage and determination."
  36. ^ [19] "... 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."
  37. ^ [20] "German-born artist, designed the first Confederate flag and the Confederate uniform".
  38. ^ [21] "German/American, 1832–1932"
  39. ^ [22] "NAHL, Charles Christian (1818–1878), born in Kassel, immigrated to United States in 1849".
  40. ^ [23] "Thomas Nast – German-born Father of American Caricature ..."
  41. ^ [24] "German American art historian who gained particular prominence for his studies in iconography (the study of symbols and themes in works of art)."
  42. ^ [25] "German-American painter trained in the "Munich School" style who is best known for his nudes, clowns and portraits and his ill-fated voyage of the South Pacific which nearly cost him his life"
  43. ^ [26] "German native Severin Roesen is most famous for his abundant fruit ..."
  44. ^ [27] "... 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."
  45. ^ [28] "... 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."
  46. ^ Biography for Charles M. Schulz at the Internet Movie Database "Of German and Norwegian descent. As a youth, he had a drawing of his dog appear in ..."
  47. ^ [29] "Schwartz first worked at MetaDesign Berlin, developing typefaces for Volkswagen and logos for a number of corporations. He then returned to the US and joined the design staff at The Font Bureau, Inc., working for a wide range of corporate and publication clients."
  48. ^ Biography for Douglas Sirk at the Internet Movie Database "German-born American movie director, birth name Hans Detlef Sierck, 1900–1987"
  49. ^ [30] "... born in Tilsit, East Prussia, came to America at the age of 17."
  50. ^ [31] "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) ..."
  51. ^ [32] "Gustavus Sohon, a native of East Prussia, arrived on the Columbia River in 1852 as a private in the US Army."
  52. ^ [33] "Birthplace: Cologne, Germany"
  53. ^ [34] "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."
  54. ^ [35] "Her father René Drachenberg and her mother Sylvia Galeano were both born in Argentina, though René's family origins were German and Sylvia's Spanish-Italian"
  55. ^ Category:German noble templates "Freiin, under German Nobles"
  56. ^ [36] "German American Corner: WIMAR, Karl Ferdinand (1828–1862)"
  57. ^ [37] "German Heritage"
  58. ^ Rogers, p. 1.
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  60. ^ [38] "So when Bukowski, who was German-born, got along with this young ..."
  61. ^ Smolenyak, Megan. "Ann Coulter's Immigrant Ancestors". Huffington Post. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  62. ^ Catalano, Grace (February 1997). Leonardo DiCaprio: Modern-Day Romeo. New York: Dell Publishing Group. pp. 7–15. ISBN 0-440-22701-1. 
  63. ^ [39] "Part of a large German-American family, and the ninth of ten children, his childhood was marked by poverty." [40] "Theodore Dreiser was the son of a German Catholic immigrant father and a German-Moravian Mennonite mother."
  64. ^ [41] "1829 – Gomried Duden's published travel report encourages thousands of Germans to come to America, especially Missouri"
  65. ^ [42] "I could hear the pain in my German-American father's voice as he recalled being yanked out of Lutheran school during World War I and forbidden by his immigrant parents ever to speak German again."
  66. ^ [43] "Born May 27, 1917, in Hamburg, Germany; died February 11, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Came to United States in 1938; resided in New York City from 1938 to 2006."
  67. ^ [44] "Like Charles Follen and Carl Schurz, Lieber was a German revolutionary and patriot but only America allowed him to develop his talents to the full."
  68. ^ [45] "German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name cognate with Old High German gratag 'greedy'."
  69. ^ Benjamin Balint. "From Frankfurt to New Haven", The Forward, May 22, 2008.
  70. ^ Dan Webster, "Ursula Hegi", Spokesman Review, April 3, 2003.
  71. ^ Liukkonen, Petri. "Patricia Highsmith". Books and Writers ( Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. . Quote: "Her father was of German descent and she did not meet him until she was twelve – the surname Highsmith was from her stepfather..."
  72. ^ [46] "The two most distinguished German Sinologists at the turn of the century, Friedrich Hirth (1845–1927) and Berthold Laufer ..."
  73. ^ [47]"Descendant of Johann Ludwig Clapp - German-American Revolutionary Patriot"
  74. ^ [48] "German-American film historian, sociologist and author, best known for his 1947 book From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film. His Theory of Film (1960) was Kracauer's second influential, if also controversial, work. Born in Germany, the former editor of a Frankfurt newspaper and German film critic came to America in 1941. His studies concentrated on how cinema both influences and is influenced by social and economic conditions."
  75. ^ "The American Language: Video Lesson Plan". American Writers. C-SPAN. Archived from the original on 12 October 2002. Retrieved 19 July 2016. Mencken came from a German-American neighborhood and family. 
  76. ^ [49] "... largely German-speaking neighborhood (Miller's grandparents had emigrated from Germany"
  77. ^ [50] "Pennsylvania Dutch Identity: Anna Balmer Myers"
  78. ^ [51] "Public Letter to Oswald Ottendorfer" by Carl Schurz – From Frederic Bancroft, ed., Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz, Volume III, pp. 261–280. Oswald Ottendorfer was editor of the N. Y. Staats-Zeitung. This letter was written in German. The translation, taken from one of the New York newspapers, was probably made hastily and not by Carl Schurz."
  79. ^ [52] "Ottendorfer's desire was to help to uplift both the body and the mind of his fellow Germans in the United States ('dem Körpen und dem Geisten zu helfen')."
  80. ^ [53] "In Lady Lazarus, Sylvia Plath does many things: she explores her guilt about being German during World War II ..."
  81. ^ [54] "German-American, journalist, born in Makó, Hungary. Pulitzer immigrated to the US in 1864 and served in the First New York Cavalry during the American Civil War. He became an American citizen in 1867, a reporter on a German daily, the Westliche Post, in Saint Louis."
  82. ^ Wolfgang Reitherman at the Internet Movie Database
  83. ^ Robertson, William. "Erich Remarque". Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  84. ^ "North Side: People: Mary Roberts Rinehart". Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  85. ^ [55] "When St. Louis housewife Irma von Starkloff Rombauer (1877–1962) self-published The Joy of Cooking in 1931, she was, at age 54, a total amateur in the kitchen. She sets Rombauer's German-American roots in the context of a thriving Midwestern immigrant community and also unravels both her and her daughter's tangled, acrimonious relationship with Bobbs-Merrill."
  86. ^ [56] "Charles Sealsfield (1793–1864): German and American novelist of the nineteenth century."
  87. ^ Soderburg, Wendy (2010-08-05). "UCLA author's latest novel: A young mother, her nanny and hard choices". UCLA Today. Retrieved 2015-07-07. 
  88. ^ "Bard College:faculty Biography-Mona Simpson". Bard College. Retrieved 2015-07-07. 
  89. ^ [57] "German screenwriter for B-movies and classic monster movies such as The Wolf Man (1941), I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) and Son of Dracula (1943). He also wrote scripts for Berlin Express (1948) and Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1948). He went to Hollywood in 1938."
  90. ^ [58] "She is the youngest of five surviving children of Daniel Stein and Amelia Keyser. Both parents belonged to German Jewish immigrant families who settled in Baltimore, Maryland before the Civil War."
  91. ^ [59] "Allegheny City (Deutschtown), Pittsburgh, PA birth placard"
  92. ^ About the USA > "Germans in America"
  93. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2010-04-06.  "John Ernst Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, on February 27, 1902 of German and Irish ancestry."
  94. ^ "About the USA > Germans in America". U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Germany. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  95. ^ [60] "German-born US journalist and financier"
  96. ^ [61] "Vonnegut, a fourth generation German-American, was sent to a POW camp in Dresden." [62]
  97. ^ Weigel is a German surname.
  98. ^ He was born under his mother's name, according to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At
  99. ^ [63] "German Ancestry"
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  102. ^ "Ancestry of Halle Berry". William Addams Reitwiesner Genealogical Services. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  103. ^ [64] In this interview, he states that his surname's origin is German.
  104. ^ [65] "I'm German, French, English and American Indian—and a lot of other things too."
  105. ^ "Rowan Blanchard - Biography - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  106. ^ [66] "Born in Berlin, Bois worked as a "wide-eyed" character and stage actor for many years in Germany until he was forced to leave ..."
  107. ^ "julie bowen". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  108. ^ [67] "Born Hans Gudegast, Eric Braeden emigrated to the US in 1959 from the port city of Kiel, West Germany and became a naturalized citizen while attending college. In 1989, Eric served as a member of the German-American Advisory Board along with the likes of Dr. Henry Kissinger. Eric has also been awarded the Federal Medal of Honor by the President of Germany for promoting a "positive, realistic image of Germans in America."
  109. ^ [68] "Hans Gudegast (a.k.a. Eric Braeden) is a German-born actor whose career has been very different from that of most other German-speaking actors who have made it big in Hollywood."
  110. ^ "#78 Royal Descents, Notable Kin, and Printed Sources: Ten Further Hollywood Figures (or Groups Thereof)". New England Historic Genealogical Society. Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  111. ^ [69] "After going through professional nursing school, she married my father, who was an American of German and English descent, and had five kids."
  112. ^ Ernst Klee. Das Kulturlexikon zum Dritten Reich. Wer war was vor und nach 1945. S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2007, pp. 73–74.
  113. ^ [70] "German actor who came to Hollywood in 1937 after fleeing Nazi Germany via France. In the US he was busy as a character actor in many films of the 1940s."
  114. ^ [71] "...Bruckner is definitely German"
  115. ^ [72] "The half-German, half-Alabaman Bullock was born in Washington, D.C. ...
  116. ^ Sarah Chalke "Her mother is originally from Rostock, Germany. According to a Scrubs commentary track, she used to attend the German school in her hometown twice a week."
  117. ^ [73] "Her grandfather was Nordic-German ..."
  118. ^ "RetroCRUSH interviews Claudia Christian". retroCRUSH. 2007. 
  119. ^ "Claudia Christian Profile". Metacritic. 
  120. ^ [74] "... I would learn later, after she had passed away, that her name was really Klotz! And I don't ever remember her telling me that herself, you know, that's kind of a German name, but she would always say, 'Well, I'm half Irish.'"
  121. ^ [75] "The Costners, of Irish and German descent ..."
  122. ^ [76] "Ancestry of Tom Cruise"
  123. ^ [77] "Kaley Cuoco Trivia"
  124. ^ Biography for Blythe Danner at the Internet Movie Database "Of German (Pennsylvania Dutch) and Anglo-Saxon descent. Is fluent in German, which she learned from her German grandmother."
  125. ^ [78] "...the 19-year-old was then able to get to safety in America."
  126. ^ [79] "though as it happens, Doris Day, née Doris Kappelhoff, is purebred German. "And I have a beautiful shitsu called Wesley Winfield.""
  127. ^ [80] "Doris Day (Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff, 1924– ; some bios claim she was born in 1922) – American film actress and TV personality born in the Cincinnati suburb of Evanston, Ohio in her family's house, "attended by a good German midwife." Both her parents were children of German immigrants. (Her maternal grandfather Welz came from Berlin.) Despite being Catholics, Doris' parents separated over William von Kappelhoff's extramarital affair when Doris was eleven, and later divorced. In the 1940s in California, the singer began to use the stage name Doris Day."
  128. ^ [81] "Interviewer: German, Irish? Johnny Depp: Yeah. Pu-pu platter, yeah. Combination of weird things. Indian, Irish, German and god knows what. Just a mutt, really."
  129. ^ "Girl, interrupted". Telegraph. London. January 9, 2003. Retrieved March 6, 2008. 
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  131. ^ "Cameron Diaz: Hollywood crowd-pleaser DAmon rox". BBC News. July 29, 2005. Retrieved January 12, 2008. 
  132. ^ Hawk, Mason (1998). "A Cheap Date With Cameron Diaz". NYRock. Retrieved January 12, 2008. 
  133. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-05-09. Retrieved 2006-05-20.  "He's half-German, half-Italian."
  134. ^ [82] "His dad, George DiCaprio, half German and half Italian, is an underground comic book artist.... DiCaprio's mother, Irmelin Indenbirken (sometimes spelled In Den Birken), was born in a German air raid shelter in the midst of a World War II air raid. After the war, in the 1950s, she emigrated to the US with her parents as a young child.... DiCaprio's maternal grandparents, Wilhelm and Helene Indenbirken, continued to live in the US for many years before returning to Germany to enjoy their retirement."
  135. ^ [83] "How did you choose the name Leonardo Wilhelm? My daughter Irmelin's husband is Italian. Leonardo goes well with the last name DiCaprio. But so he would also have something German about him, we added the name of my husband Wilhelm. His roots, by the way, lie far to the east where our ancestors come from."
  136. ^ Sheridan, Patricia (2009-07-13). "Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Angie Dickinson". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I came from a German Catholic family in the Depression era. 
  137. ^ [84] "German-American motion-picture actress whose aura of sophistication and languid sensuality made her one of the most glamorous of all film stars."
  138. ^ [85] "German its actually von dinklage (dink-lager)".
  139. ^ Peter Douglas at the Internet Movie Database "Son of Kirk Douglas and German mother Anne ..."
  140. ^ Hans Dreier at the Internet Movie Database "Date of Birth: 21 August 1885, Bremen, Germany | Date of Death: 24 October 1966, Bernardsville, New Jersey, USA (heart ailment)"
  141. ^ Biography for Hilary Duff at the Internet Movie Database "Duff's middle name of "Erhard" was the maiden name of her part German American paternal grandmother, Mary Erhard; Duff also has German ancestry on the part of her maternal grandmother, Amy Beulah Schlemmer"
  142. ^ Duke, Patty; Kennen Turan (1987). Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke. Bantam Books. p. 8. ISBN 0-553-27205-5. 
  143. ^ [86] "... posters of this Swedish/German beauty will be plastered in locker rooms everywhere ..."
  144. ^ [87] "... born in Rosenheim, Germany ..."
  145. ^ [88] "And my mom's Irish, German and English."
  146. ^ "Shore Leave". June 6, 1994. [Her father] Rolf Eggert, a German-born executive... 
  147. ^ "Erika Eleniak FAQ". Retrieved February 24, 2007. . "My Mom is Estonian and German"
  148. ^ Dakota Fanning – [89] "I'm also half German" [90] "My Grandmother was German, and the tradition was to hide an ornament in a pickle, and whoever find it gets a prize. It's a lot of fun."
  149. ^ Fritz Feld at the Internet Movie Database Naturalized citizen from Germany.
  150. ^ [91] "Fey's mother is Greek-American and her father is German-Scottish, but she's wary of claiming an ethnic identity."
  151. ^ [92] "What nationality are you? (Ginny) German.
  152. ^ [93] "Foster was born as Alicia Christian Foster to Lucius Foster III (* 16. April 1922) and Evelyn 'Brandy' Foster (born Schmidt; German ancestry; * 21. September 1928) in Los Angeles, California."
  153. ^ [94] "In actuality, Franz is Dennis's middle name, and the first name of his father, a German immigrant. Though unfailingly mispronounced, 'Franz' is less difficult to say than his given surname. "'Schlachta' was never easy for people to hear, say or spell", says Dennis."
  154. ^ [95] "He was played by Dennis Franz, the son of German immigrant postal workers from Chicago, who was also a graduate of Robert Altman's acting company."
  155. ^ [96] "... born in Cadiz, Ohio. Both Gable's mother (Adeline Hershelman) and father (William H. Gable) had German ancestors (Frankenfield, Hershelman, and Haupt) who had settled in Pennsylvania."
  156. ^ [97] "Germanic Surname Lexikon (Gerber)"
  157. ^ [98] "Gish Biography – Bio and Lyrics"
  158. ^ [99] "Actually, my last name does mean "glow" as it is German. My ancestry is Scotch-Irish and German."
  159. ^ [100] "Uta Hagen, a German actress who achieved fame in her role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, died on Wednesday. Uta was 84. Uta was born on June 12, 1919 in Göttingen, Germany. Her family was very artistic. At age 7, her father got a job as head of the art history department of University of Wisconsin."
  160. ^ [101] "As you might expect for someone with solid St. Louis roots, Jon Hamm has German heritage. Roughly three-eighths of his family tree traces back to the fatherland, but he's equally English and one-quarter Irish."
  161. ^ [102] "... Hasselhoff took advantage of his fluency in the German language to establish a phenomenal successful singing career in Europe."
  162. ^ [103] "Joseph Kamp, b. Büren, Germany, 16 Sept. 1863, bapt. Sankt Nikolaus Katholisch Kirch, Büren, Westfalen, Preußen, 20 Sept. 1863"
  163. ^ [104] "Jonathan Vincent Voight was born in Yonkers, NY, on 29 December 1938. His paternal grandfather immigrated from Košice, now the Slovak and European home of U.S. Steel, his maternal grandfather came from Büren, Germany, his grandmothers were born in the U.S."
  164. ^ [105] "Raised in Connecticut with her two older brothers, Holt and Jason, and older sister Meg, the half-Irish, half-German natural blonde was a child model for Sears catalogs before landing small roles in commercial work."
  165. ^ [106] "Her Irish-German beauty helped her grab her first TV gig back in her native Nebraska..."
  166. ^ [107] " my family, the Herrmanns, who were German on my father's side. My father didn't speak English until he went to school. They were the most highly respected immigrant group in America, the Germans. They were models of immigrant application and education and hard work and honesty. They went from that to being vilified in about two years from 1914 to 1916. He was thrown off streetcars for forgetting and speaking German in public."
  167. ^ NARA. "Fredrick Holm; United States Census, 1920". FamilySearch. Katie Holmes's paternal grandfather, Fredrick Holm, was born to German immigrants in Ohio. 
  168. ^ "Hyer Name Meaning Americanized spelling of German Heier, Hayer, or Heyer".
  169. ^ "Although in his autobiography the actor falsely claimed Brooklyn as his birthplace, Emil Jannings (Theodor Friedrich Emil Janez, July 23, 1884 – January 3, 1950) was actually born in Rorschach, Switzerland to a German mother (Margarethe Schwabe) and an American father (Emil Janez). He grew up as a German citizen in Switzerland, Leipzig, and Görlitz, Germany. Jannings began his acting career on the German stage. He made his first film in 1914, but his first real movie success came a few years later when he worked with the German (later Hollywood) director Ernst Lubitsch at the Ufa studios near Berlin."
  170. ^ "Van Johnson Biography." Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved: October 28, 2011.
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  172. ^,1607939&dq=grace+kelly+irish+german&hl=en
  173. ^ [109] "Princess Kaiulani stars German born actress Q'orianka Kilcher."
  174. ^ [110] "Naturalized US Citizen: Birthplace: Cologne, Germany"
  175. ^ [111] "[...] His father had once told him he had a great-grandfather from Bavaria said Kevin Kline in an interview. "Somewhere deep in me slumbers German DNA" [...]"
  176. ^ [112] "Reporter: How do I pronounce your last name? We were having a debate in my office about how to pronounce it. DK: 'Kekner.' Everyone butchers it; it's German. I come from a small town called Tipton, Missouri which started as a German community. I guess I could have taken a stage name to make it easier, but then I would have to answer to my hometown."
  177. ^ [113] "Naturalized US Citizen – Birthplace: Michenberg, Germany"
  178. ^ [114] "On the 1910 Census of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, it shows that the grandfather of Constance "Veronica" was born in Germany instead of Sweden..."
  179. ^ "Jessica Phyllis Lange". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  180. ^ [115] "LR: How can you be Italian with a name like Lauper? CL: Lauper's my father's name. He's German and Swiss and my mom's Italian. So I'm German, Swiss and Sicilian. Kinda like cold cuts. [laughs] The German and the Italian in me are always fighting and the Swiss guy in the middle is goin', "OK, let's talk here. Everybody calm down." [both laugh]"
  181. ^ [116] "Of German and Irish descent, Lauter does both redneck and roughneck with great relish and subtle variation, and though he excels at looming and hulking, he appears equally at home (and equally unnerving) behind a clipboard and a white lab coat."
  182. ^ [117] "I am only French, Dutch and German. I get my skin color from the French side of my family."
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  185. ^ [118] "Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the part Panamanian, part German, and all woman Candice Michelle"
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  189. ^ Polunsky, Bob. "Express-News Archives :". Newsbank. 
  190. ^ [120] "German actress who at one time was married to Rex Harrison. She arrived in Hollywood via France and England in 1945."
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  197. ^ [122] "Raft was born George Ranft in ****'s Kitchen, New York City to Conrad Ranft (a German immigrant) and an Italian-American mother, where he quickly adopted the "tough guy" persona that he would later use in his films."
  198. ^ [123] "Born in Düsseldorf, Germany on Jan. 12, 1910. She became a US citizen in 1940"
  199. ^ [124] "Lutheran Mullenberger"
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  205. ^ [126] "Born Maximilian Josef Sommer in Greifswald, Germany, Sommer came to the US as a youth."
  206. ^ [127] "The Nevada-bred beauty is a multicultural cocktail of Hawaiian, French, Dutch, Irish, Filipino and German ancestry."
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  209. ^ "Mario Van Peebles". African American Registry. 
  210. ^ Conrad Veidt at the Internet Movie Database "Date of Birth:22 January 1893, Potsdam, Germany"
  211. ^ "Biography". Archived from the original on August 21, 2006. Retrieved January 25, 2008. 
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  213. ^ [131] "German Ancestry"
  214. ^ [132] "Jenna: (On her last name) My last name is German and both my grandparents immigrated from Germany. The name is actually composed of two parts..."von", denotes land ownership, and "Oy" refers to a region in the lower Rhine. The family name predates any national borders and the ancestral estates are in present day Holland. In fact, ruins of a castle still exist there. In current Dutch, the "Oy" mimics the Dutch word for stork and our family crest does portray a stork."
  215. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2008-01-03.  "Both of his parents were immigrants – his father, Paul, from Germany; his mother, Rosalie, from Scotland."
  216. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-22. Retrieved 2006-08-22.  "I'm Irish and German, I thought that I could go toe-to-toe but it's hard to keep up with the Aussies."
  217. ^ [133] "Ethnicity: German/American"
  218. ^ [134] "Weissmuller was born in the tiny hamlet of Freidorf ("free village" in German, Hungarian Szabadfalu) not far from Timişoara (Ger., Temeschburg). Even today the area around Timişoara is dotted with small towns bearing German names such as Gottlob, Johanisfeld and Liebling, reflecting the German ethnic influence on the region. Weissmuller's family left Banat for America in 1904, shortly after Johnny's birth, settling first in Pennsylvania, where many other Austrians and Germans lived (and where brother Peter was born in 1905), and later in Chicago, another Germanic stronghold and the home of Weissmuller's maternal grandparents. The original German family name Weissmüller translates literally as "white miller" or "wheat miller" (Weizen)."
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  221. ^ [135] "The German-born, New Jersey-raised Willis, 43, is one of Hollywood's biggest ..."
  222. ^ [136] "Zilzer and Palfi married in 1943 and soon moved to New York. Both continued to act, mostly in television. Zilzer died in Berlin in 1991, and his former wife (they divorced amicably when Zilzer was seriously ill and wanted to go to Germany), who refused to return to Germany, died just a few months later in New York."
  223. ^ [137] "Naturalized US Citizen – Birthplace: Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany"
  224. ^ [138] "The simple sight (and a tiny bite) of a German chocolate cake always reminds Willie Geist of his family and childhood birthday celebrations. Though his last name is German, Willie said, "when you really break it down, he is part German, French, English, Irish and Norwegian."
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  227. ^ [139] "Naturalized US Citizen – Birthplace: Nordenham, Germany"
  228. ^ [140] "But the workaholic, something he picked up from his father, an executive vice president for IBM, and his stay-at-home mother, looks forward to work every day as he is surrounded by genuine members of his German-Italian family."
  229. ^ [141] "German: variant of Sandmeyer."
  230. ^ "'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for August 2, 2007".  "You know, the same way the anti-immigrant bigots didn't want my immigrant German ancestors changing the tempo of the whole neighborhood in 1900."
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  234. ^ [144] "German-American motion-picture director"
  235. ^ [145] "Ernst Lubitsch (1892–1947) came to Hollywood from his native Berlin in 1922—at the request of Mary Pickford. It was in the German film capital that he began to develop what would later be known simply as "the Lubitsch Touch." In the American film capital his success would be phenomenal."
  236. ^ [146] "Born Emil Anton Bundmann. German-American director. (Sullivan's Travels, Border Incident, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story, God's Little Acre, El Cid)"
  237. ^ [147] "Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film – 'Certainly Lydia's most significant betrothal was to William Arthur Meyer, a Missouri-born East Oakland cop of German heritage ...'"
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  240. ^ [150] "German-born director Kurt Neumann came to the US in the early talkie era, hired to direct German-language versions of Hollywood films."
  241. ^ [151] "Mike Nichols, the German-born director of HBO's Angels in America, tells the Washington Post his feel for Yiddish rushed back in a skit when Elaine May ..."
  242. ^ [152] "Yahoo! Movies Biography"
  243. ^ [153] "Pfister: South German and Swiss German: occupational name for a baker, from Middle High German pfister 'baker' (from Latin pistor)."
  244. ^ [154] "... came to the US at the age of 19. The second son of Max Reinhardt (below), Gottfried was born in Berlin but lived in both Germany and the US before he died in Los Angeles in 1994."
  245. ^ "Ringling Brothers". Encyclopædia Britannica, 2014.
  246. ^ [155] "Schertzinger was born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, a son of musical parents Pennsylvania Dutch German descent"
  247. ^ [156] "German-American cinematographer and inventor of the "Schüfftan process" for optical special effects, used until it was replaced by the simpler matte method. Camera work: Menschen am Sonntag (1929), The Hustler (1961, Acad. Award), Lilith (1964)."
  248. ^ Biography for Eugen Schüfftan at the Internet Movie Database "Born in Germany. ... He moved to the United States in 1940."
  249. ^ [157] "German director and actor. After a long career in Germany that included directing and writing the screenplay for Viktor und Viktoria (1933, remade by Blake Edwards in 1982), Schünzel came to the U.S. in 1938. In Hollywood he acted (Hangmen Also Die, The Hitler Gang, Notorious, Golden Earrings, Berlin Express) and directed (Rich Man Poor Girl, Ice Follies of 1939, New Wine)."
  250. ^ [158] "German director and brother of Hollywood screenwriter, Curt Siodmak. Although born in Memphis, Tenn., Robert grew up and was educated in Germany. He began his film career at the German UFA studios in 1925"
  251. ^ [159] "Wim Wenders was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, Germany. After living in Los Angeles for eight years, the director returned to his homeland to make his first German-language film since moving to the US The German director has made most of his films in English in the US He has been living in Los Angeles since the 1980s, although he spends part of each year in Germany and Berlin (his favorite city)."
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  264. ^ [165] "Frauenheim was the fifth of seven children born to Edward J. and Antoinette Marie "Nettie" Vilsack Frauenheim whose own parents were the co-founders of the Pittsburgh Brewing Company"
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  267. ^ [167] "Reinhold Heil was born in a small town in West Germany."
  268. ^ [168] "Elbert Joseph Higgins of Portuguese, Irish and German descent ..."
  269. ^ [169] "... one of the most important figures in 20th century music, and an influential teacher. Hindemith was born in Hanau on Nov. 16, 1895, and studied at the Hock Conservatory in Frankfurt. ... He went to the US in 1940 and taught at Yale University"
  270. ^ [170] "German-born American choreographer of modern dance and Broadway musicals"
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  272. ^ [171] "Naturalized US Citizen – Birthplace: Breslau, Silesia, Germany"
  273. ^ [172] "German descendant pop singer Nick Lachey was first popular as a member of the multi-platinum selling boy band 98 Degrees ..."
  274. ^ [173] "Charles Martin Loeffler (1861–1935) was a German-American violinist and composer"
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  277. ^ [175] "The Latin name PASTORIUS was once the German Schäfer, meaning shepherd. Jaco's father, John Francis Pastorius II, was born in Pennsylvania from German and Irish descendants."
  278. ^ [176] "Elvis' descends from the PRESSLER family of the Southern Palatinate, Johann Valentin Pressler changed his name to PRESLEY during the Civil War."
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  282. ^ [178] "Milwaukee-born Heinz Roemheld followed a circuitous route to a career as a film composer. At age four he was identified as a piano prodigy; he later studied with Ferruccio Busoni and Egon Petri in Berlin, and performed as a guest soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic at 23."
  283. ^ [179] "Father was Federico (Fred) Ronstadt – 1868–1954. His father was Herr Frederick Augustus Ronstadt, a German mining engineer, who came to the West in the 1850s from Hamburg, Germany. He settled in Las Delcias, Sonora, and married Margarita Redondo. She gave birth to Federico, known later as Fred, on January 30, 1868. Fred was brought to Tucson in 1882, when he was 14, to work and help support the family of four children: Gretchen, Peter, Linda & Mike. During the 1960s, Gretchen, Peter & Linda played and sang at coffeehouses in Tucson."
  284. ^ [180] "(The German surname comes from a grandfather who married into the Mexican family.)"
  285. ^ [181] "Salter came to the United States in 1937 and composed scores for some 150 Hollywood movies."
  286. ^ [182] "1941 – Birth of his son Lawrence on 27 January. Arnold, Gertrud and Nuria are granted American citizenship."
  287. ^ [183] "His father, John Antonio Sousa, was born in Spain of Portuguese parents, and his mother, Marie Elizabeth Trinkaus, was born in Bavaria."
  288. ^ [184] "Stoermer Name Meaning North German (Störmer): nickname for a hot-tempered person, from a derivative of Middle Low German storm ‘storm’."
  289. ^ [185] "German-born American conductor who was largely responsible for the role of symphony orchestras in many American cities."
  290. ^ [186] "German composer, American citizen from 1943"
  291. ^ [187] "Lawrence Welk, German-American bandleader"
  292. ^ a b [188] "German: from a pet form of the personal name Werner, or, especially in eastern regions, from a short form of the Slavic personal name Wenceslaw."
  293. ^ "No one really sounds like me. I'm German-Irish but for some reason I have soul in me. I've always had it – ever since I was a kid. So I'm bringing my spirit and my heart because every song I sing, I'm telling a story."
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  300. ^ [193] "German-born electrical engineer invested $200,000 in a quirky search engine in 1998. Google returned the favor—and $1.5 billion."
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  307. ^ [197] "his father, Elias Disney, an Irish-Canadian, and his mother, Flora Call Disney, who was of German-American descent."
  308. ^ "Driehaus at Turtletrader". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
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  313. ^ [202] "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."
  314. ^ a b [203] "The grandson of German and Italian immigrants, he embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of risking it all for a shot at success."
  315. ^ [204] "Ancestry of Bill Gates"
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  319. ^ [207] "George Albert Hormel, the son of German immigrants, used the knowledge, skills, and values he learned from his family to succeed as an independent meatpacker in an industry dominated by corporate giants."
  320. ^ [208] "When a baby was born to the 23-year-old Jandali – now known as John – and his 23-year-old German-American girlfriend, Joanne Schieble, in 1955, there was no chance he'd be able to grow up with his biological parents."
  321. ^ [209] "Having made a fortune in the pharmaceutical industry, he endowed the Max Kade foundation with the goal of promoting the mutual understanding of the people and cultures of Germany and the United States."
  322. ^ [210] "Born a middle-class, assimilated German Jew ..."
  323. ^ [211] "Otto Kahn was the son of banker Bernard Kahn in Mannheim, southwestern Germany."
  324. ^ [212] "German: nickname from Middle High German kec 'lively', 'active' (cognate of English quick), which later changed its meaning to 'bold', 'forward', 'fresh'."
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  327. ^ [214] "Born in Bremen in Germany, Kleinfeld began his career as a marketing consultant in 1982 but before long had joined Siemens, the global engineering and technology services firm, and one of Germany’s greatest companies."
  328. ^ [215] "From music have come – beside the piano- and organ-makers, Steinway, Knabe"
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  332. ^ [217] "When he was 13, in the Panic of 1873, Bernard Kroger's German immigrant father's Cincinnati dry goods store failed."
  333. ^ [218] "Johan Adam Lemp was born in Gruningen, Germany"
  334. ^ a b [219] "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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  336. ^ [221] "Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, one of the oldest continuously operating companies in the U.S. today. Bausch & Lomb traces its roots to 1853, when John Jacob Bausch, a German immigrant, set up a tiny optical goods shop in Rochester, New York."
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  346. ^ [228] "William Rittenhouse was born in what is now Germany, near the Dutch border. His name was then Wilhelm Rittenhausen, later changed in America"
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  356. ^ [234] ""
  357. ^ [235] "the founder of the modern day denim industries"
  358. ^ [236] "Pennsylvania-German-built Conestoga wagons carried the pioneers westward, some armed with "Kentucky rifles", also made in Pennsylvania by Germans. A leading German-American wagon builder, Clement Studebaker, later produced the popular car that bore his name."
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  363. ^ [239] "1914 – ...Frederick Weyerhaeuser, German-born lumber king, dies. His fortune: $300,000,000."
  364. ^ [240] "Rudolph Wurlitzer (born January 30, 1831, Schöneck, Saxony [Germany]—d. January 14, 1914, Cincinnati, Ohio), emigrated to the United States in 1853, settling in Cincinnati."
  365. ^ [241] "German-born American cofounder of the firm later to be known as Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., one of the largest breweries in the world."
  366. ^ [242] "Valentin was a German-American brewer and banker. He was born in Bavaria and worked at his father's brewery in his youth. He started a brewery which became home to Blatz Beer. Valentin was one of the many "beer barons" of Milwaukee. So many, in fact, that there is a section at Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee called 'Beer Baron's Hill' which houses a few of these men."
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  368. ^ [244] "And so it was with Adolph Coors, the young German immigrant who founded Coors Brewing Company..."
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  371. ^ [246] "The history of Penn Brewery making great German beers began with Tom Pastorius' great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Franz Daniel Pastorius. Today considered the father of German-Americans, Franz Daniel Pastorius was an idealistic scholar..."
  372. ^ [247] "'F. & M.', as most breweriana buffs know, stands for Frederick and Maximilian, the brothers who founded Schaefer. Frederick Schaefer, a native of Wetzlar, Prussia, Germany, emigrated to the US in 1838. When he arrived in New York City on October 23rd he was 21 years old and had exactly $1.00 to his name. There is some doubt as to whether or not he had been a practicing brewer in Germany, but there is no doubt that he was soon a practicing brewer in his adopted city."
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  376. ^ [250] "According to Texas historian Patrick J. Wagner, an organization founded by German investors known as the Shiner Brewing Association wanted to drink home brew, rather than city brew. "So they recruited Kosmos Spoetzl, a Bavarian brewmaster with an old-world brewing recipe that had been in his family for generations." "
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  382. ^ [255] "Hitz Name Meaning German: from a pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’."
  383. ^ [256] "Willard Erastus Christiansen was born in Ephraim, Utah to a Swedish father and German mother – both Mormon converts."
  384. ^ [257] "This biography joins the ranks of several others on second-echelon German-American political and intellectual figures such as Frederick Hecker and Francis Hoffmann that have recently appeared."
  385. ^ [258] "The ancestral home of the Earhart family is in the German province of Bavaria. Earhart is a German nickname surname. Such names came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute."
  386. ^ [259] "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."
  387. ^ [260] "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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  392. ^ a b [263] "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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  395. ^ [265] "A Pennsylvania German named Michael Hillegas was the first Continental Treasurer. "
  396. ^ [266] "Alexander Friedrich Antonius Johannes Prinz von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was born on 16 March 1987 at New York City, New York, U.S.A."
  397. ^ [267] "Hoffa's father was a coal miner and of Pennsylvania "Dutch" (German) lineage"
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  401. ^ [270] "German-born Jacob Leisler"
  402. ^ "Hume, Edgar Erskine, "The German Artist Who Designed the Confederate Flag and Uniform". The American-German Review, August 1940."
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  405. ^ [273] "Charles Mohr (1824–1901), German-born Mobile pharmacist and botanist, is best known for the monumental Plant Life of Alabama"
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  408. ^ EUM. "German-American Steuben Parade of New York". Archived from the original on 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
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  411. ^ [276] "In future years many leaders of American labor were German American, including Walter Reuther"
  412. ^ [277] "The founder, August Schrader was a creative and inventive German immigrant"
  413. ^ [278] "Carl Schurz, one of the most celebrated German Americans"
  414. ^ [279] "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."
  415. ^ [280] "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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  422. ^ [286] "Wurzelbach (from Wurzel = root and Bach = creek) is a town in Germany. Wurzelbacher just means person from Wurzelbach."
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  428. ^ [291] "German-Prussian officer, served under General Jeb Stuart"
  429. ^ George Armstrong Custer "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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  432. ^ "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'."
  433. ^ Webpage for Dilger "Dilger was born march 5, 1836 in Eugen, a Black Forest town. Named Hubert Anton Casimir Dilger, taking the two middle names from the boys paternal and maternal grandparents."
  434. ^ Hubert Dilger at Find a Grave "Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. An immigrant from Germany, in support of the Union at the start of the Civil War, he enlisted and was commissioned a Captain in the 1st Ohio Light Artillery Corps."
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  442. ^ Sohn: "a German word meaning "son""
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  455. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-05-02.  "Beginning in 1795, when Martin Baum, a Maryland German industrialist, came to Cincinnati and quickly established himself as one Cincinnati's wealthiest and most influential citizens. Through his agents in Baltimore, New Orleans and Philadelphia, Baum attracted even greater numbers of German immigrants to work in his various enterprises – steamboats, a sugar refinery, a foundry and real estate. Soon, Cincinnati's German population began to soar."
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  477. ^ Reynier Tyson, born in Krefeld, Germany is the 4th great-grandfather of American President Theodore Roosevelt."
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  524. ^ [342] "German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter."
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  527. ^ [344] "German-American engineer. Worked on V-2 gyro platform at Peenemünde 1939–1942. Returned to von Braun's team in US in 1948, working on Hermes II and Redstone guidance systems, becoming Director, Guidance and Control Division, at Huntsville."
  528. ^ [345] "Herman Hollerith was the German American who first automated US census information"
  529. ^ [346] "German-American psychiatrist"
  530. ^ [347] "German psychologist"
  531. ^ [348] "Heinrich Klüver, son of Wilhelm and Dorothes (Wübbers) Klüver, was born on May 25, 1897, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He arrived in the United States in 1923, married Cessa Feyerabend on February 4, 1927, and was naturalized as a US citizen in 1934."
  532. ^ [349] "Naturalized US Citizen – Birthplace: Blankenburg, Germany"
  533. ^ [350] "Willy Ley was an extremely effective populariser of the idea of space flight – first in Germany and then in the United States. Ley was born in Berlin. Fluent in German, English, Italian, French, and Russian, he studied astronomy, physics, zoology, and paleontology at the University of Berlin."
  534. ^ [351] "German engineer who was a founder of the German Rocket Society. In 1934, he emigrated to the United States rather than pursuing military applications of rocketry. In the U.S., he became a popularizer of space exploration and travel, writing many popular books."
  535. ^ [352] "Julius Robert Oppenheimer was born in New York City on April 22, 1904. His parents, Julius S. Oppenheimer, a wealthy German textile merchant, and Ella Friedman, an artist, were of Jewish descent but did not observe the religious traditions."
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  541. ^ Frank Schlesinger: "Asked how to say his name, he told The Literary Digest "The name is so difficult for those who do not speak German that I am usually called sles'in-jer, to rime with messenger. It is, of course, of German origin and means 'a native of Schlesien' or Silesia. In that language the pronunciation is shlayzinger, to rime with singer." (Charles Earle Funk, What's the Name, Please?, Funk & Wagnalls, 1936.)"
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  546. ^ [358] "Stern was born in Sorau, Germany (now Zary, Poland), and educated at the University of Breslau. He taught at Technische Hochschule in Zürich and at the universities of Frankfurt and Hamburg. In 1933 he moved to the U.S., accepting the position of research professor of physics at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, Pa."
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  561. ^ [368] "Lou Gehrig's life, from the poor German boy in Yorkville to the famous star playing America's favorite pastime. Christina was born in 1881 in Wiltser, Schleswig-Holstein, a province of pre-World War I Germany, near the German-Danish border. She emigrated to the United States in 1899. Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig was born in 1867 in Adelsheim, Baden, and came to America in October of 1888."
  562. ^
  563. ^ Heilmann surname
  564. ^ [369] "... before I sat down to enjoy my first home – cooked meal in weeks, my dad let me know, 'If you're going to live here, you're going to work and then you're going back to school.' He wasn't angry, but true to his German roots, he spoke with unwavering resolve. I didn't argue. I knew better than to argue."
  565. ^ Dick Hoblitzell at the SABR Baseball Biography Project, by Tom Simon, retrieved November 8, 2013, "The middle of three sons, Richard Carleton Hoblitzell was born on October 26, 1888. His mother, the former Laura Alcock, was of English descent, while his father, Henry Hoblitzell, whose ancestors hailed from the oft-disputed Alsace-Lorraine region, was part German, Swiss, and French."
  566. ^ [370] "part German mother"
  567. ^ [371] "The Knepper Family. Among the German Baptists who in 1729 accompanied their founder, Alexander Mack, from Europe to Pennsylvania was a certain Wilhelm Knepper. ... 'Bob' Knepper, the noted baseball player, is a descendant"
  568. ^ [372] "The team had a pronounced German-American flavor from its owner beer baron Jacob Ruppert to Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Mark Koenig, Bob Meusel, George Pipgras, Dutch Ruether and half Germans Waite Hoyt and Earle Combs"
  569. ^ "Howie Koplitz Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
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  571. ^ [373] "The Art of Hitting .300 (Paperback) by Charley Lau (Author)..."
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  573. ^ [374] "Markakis, who is half Greek and half German, led the Greek Olympic team..."
  574. ^ "Wisconsin, Births and Christenings". Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  575. ^ Les Mueller at the SABR Baseball Biography Project, by Jim Sargent, retrieved November 8, 2013
  576. ^ a b [375] "Roettger surname from Hesse, DE"
  577. ^ a b [376] "Roettger Name Meaning North German (also Röttger): variant of Rudiger or Roger."
  578. ^ [377] "... born George Herman Ruth in Baltimore, Maryland to parents of German background. His mother, Katie Schaumberger, was the daughter of Pius and Anna Schaumberger, both born in Germany. Babe Ruth's father, saloon owner George Ruth, had German grandparents. Although Babe Ruth's German background is certain ..."
  579. ^ Germany Schaefer at the SABR Baseball Biography Project, by Dan Holmes, retrieved November 13, 2013, "Herman A. Schaefer was born to German immigrant parents in Chicago's South Side Levee District, on February 4, 1876."
  580. ^ [378] "to PRer free7694, "Scherzer" is German for "joker". If Mad Max doesn't catch on, what about The Joker?"
  581. ^ "Schimpf Family History", Oxford University Press, 2013. Retrieved on 16 January 2016.
  582. ^
  583. ^ Harry Steinfeldt at the SABR Baseball Biography Project, by Tom Simon, retrieved November 8, 2013, "The son of a German immigrant, Henry M. Steinfeldt was born on September 29, 1877, in St. Louis."
  584. ^ [379] "Ed (his mother never calls him Duke, a nickname coined by his father when the boy was five) is named Edwin Donald and has German-Dutch bloodlines on the paternal side and Scotch-Irish on the maternal side."
  585. ^ [380] "His father, Victor, half German and half Viennese, with his hearty manner and curious mind, was the biggest influence in his life, says Ueberroth."
  586. ^ [381] "In sports there have been such memorable figures as baseballers Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Casey Stengel ..."
  587. ^ [382] "Chronicle: Dave, you are Croatian American, tell us about your background? Diehl: I grew up on the south side of Chicago. I'm fifty percent Croatian and fifty percent German. I went to grammar school and High School (Brother Rice) with some Croatian friends. So I have been following Croatian heritage ever since I can remember. That's why people couldn't figure out why I have Diehl as my last name and Croatian GRB tattooed on my left arm. I grew up going to St. Jerome's Croatian Catholic Church with my Grandmother. Her maiden name was Semanic and she was from one of the Croatian islands. I remember going to St. Jerome's and having palacinke for breakfast. My grandmother married Grandpa who was Ante Bekavac from small village Bekavci near Lovrec in Imotski, Dalmacija, Croatia. My father Jerry who passed away in August was hundred percent German on both sides."
  588. ^ [383] "Thuringia region (located between Hessen and Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east). Doering name is an ethnic name for someone from Thuringia (German Thüringen). The region is named from its former occupation by the T(h)uringii, a Germanic tribe. The meaning is from a personal name based on cognate of the German turren, or 'to dare'."
  589. ^ [384] "Ertz Name Meaning German: variant of Ersch, from a pet form of Aro or Arez."
  590. ^ [385] "... the Goff name comes from the Old German term 'goff', which means a priest, god-like person or a powerful warrior."
  591. ^ [386] "Born Johann Wilhelm Heisman on October 23, 1869, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of John M. Heisman and Sara Lehr. The name John William was later adopted in order to make less apparent the fact that he was the son of immigrants. His father was the estranged son of German aristocrats and husband to his lower-class wife, for whom he gave up his family, inheritance, and surname."
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  593. ^
  594. ^ 1900 Census, St. Louis, Missouri, FHL Film No. 1,240,888, Central Twp, E. D. 119, Sheet 5A, Family 105 at Lines 28-33.
  595. ^ [388] "Kuechly Surname : 19th Century Germanic Immigrants to USA"
  596. ^ [389] The Man Who Built the National Football League: Joe F. Carr, page 29 et seq.
  597. ^ [390] "Their father, Theodore Nesser, was lured from Germany by the railroad and designed the steam engine the Pennsy used for years"
  598. ^ [391] "Ott is a family name with Bavarian roots."
  599. ^ [392] "Pflugrad Surname Distribution"
  600. ^ [393] "Norka – a German colony in Russia"
  601. ^ [394] "Norka – a German colony in Russia"
  602. ^ [395] "German: from Middle High German slegel ‘hammer’, ‘tool for striking’ (Old High German slegil, a derivative of slahan ‘to strike’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a smith or mason, or a nickname for a forceful person."
  603. ^ [396] "German Surname -- (Schöbert): variant of Schober.variant of Schubert."
  604. ^ [397] "Spach Family Name"
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  606. ^ Phil Jackson, "Sacred Hoops", p. 27
  607. ^ "Clippers' Kaman becomes German citizen for Olympics". Los Angeles Times. 2008-07-03.
  608. ^ Kruger
  609. ^ [398]"...described herself as German..."
  610. ^ [399] "Prevalence of Prohm Surname in Deutschland"
  611. ^ [400] "Unlike some coaches, Mr. Rupp rarely played the role of a substitute father to his players. He was not the chummy sort. He had stern and demanding qualities, inherited from his German-immigrant father. He had reverence for order and precision and demanded it from his players. To some person, he appeared to be a mean old man."
  612. ^ [401] "Backes is a surname of German immigrants to America."
  613. ^ [402] "German: topographic name of uncertain origin, possibly related to modern German Eichel ‘acorn’.German: habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of an acorn."
  614. ^ [403]"...became a U.S.-German dual citizen before the move."
  615. ^ "Kreider Family Crest and History". 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
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  617. ^ [404] "German (Müller) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a miller, Middle High German müller, German Müller. In Germany Müller, Mueller is the most frequent of all surnames; in the U.S. it is often changed to Miller."
  618. ^ [405] "German: topographic or habitational name of unexplained origin."
  619. ^ [406] "German: nickname from Middle High German schallære 'braggart', 'orator', 'babbler'. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a trumpeter or a shofar player, from an agent derivative of Yiddish shaln 'to sound'."
  620. ^ [407] "Maximillian Adelbert Baer, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to German immigrant parents. His father was a butcher, and Baer often credited his powerful shoulders to working as a butcher."
  621. ^ Sonnenberg (disambiguation) "German for 'sunny hill'"
  622. ^ [408] "Marcus' surname comes from his German roots, with his parents leaving Hamburg 35 years ago"
  623. ^ "VfB sign Jerome Kiesewetter". VfB Stuttgart. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  624. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2009-01-03.  "Born in Tübingen, West Germany, he moved with his family to America at the age of four."
  625. ^ [409] "German: variant of Duffner."
  626. ^ [410] "Golden wonder"
  627. ^ "Germans to America Passenger Data file, 1850-1897, Ship Normannia, departed from Hamburg, arrived in New York, New York, New York, United States, NAID identifier 1746067, National Archives at College Park, Maryland". Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  628. ^ [411] "was the first woman to swim the English Channel. The German-American swimming champ was born on October 23, 1905 in New York City, one of six children. Her father was a butcher from Germany. When Gertrude was eight, while visiting her grandmother in Germany, she fell into a pond, a fateful experience that led her to learn to swim. At the Paris Olympics in 1924 she won gold in the 400-meter freestyle relay, and bronze in the 100 m and 400 m individual freestyle events. In her 1926 Channel swim she beat the men's record by more than two hours. She held the women's record until 1950, when Florence Chadwick crossed the Channel in 13 hours and 20 minutes."
  629. ^ [412] "Recorded in several forms including Fogt, Foit, Vogt, Vogts, Veogt, Voigt and Voight, this is a German surname, but of pre 5th century Roman (Latin) origins. It derives from the ancient word "advocatus.""
  630. ^ [413] "Both of Harry Greb's parents came from German families ..."
  631. ^ [414] "Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel was the first of two children born to Robert E. and Ann Keough "Zippy" Knievel. His surname is of German origin; his great-great-grandparents on his father’s side emigrated to the United States from Germany and on his mother’s side from Ireland."
  632. ^ [415] "Knievel"
  633. ^ "Niebrugge Name Meaning Dutch and North German (Niebrügge): topographic name for someone living by a 'new bridge'."
  634. ^ "michael phelps". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  635. ^ "Schnoor Family Crest and History". 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  636. ^ [416] "The Wanderones were German-Swiss"
  637. ^ [417] "Ancestry: German, Welsh, English, Irish; Lucretia Garfield's parental great-grandfather immigrated to Pennsylvania (in a part that is now Delaware) from Württemberg, Germany. Her mother's family all originated in New England, the latest immigrating from England six generations before her own. Among her American ancestors were James and Mary Chilton, Pilgrims on the Mayflower."
  638. ^ [418] "Bierbauer, a Distinguished Alumnus and Alumni Fellow, spoke on his own personal German heritage and his journalistic experiences in Germany. He included how German Immigration, WWII, the Cold War, and Post War Germany affected journalism."

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