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Germans who settled in Texas were strongly influenced by their Tejano hosts. The collection of Spanish immigrants to Texas preceded, accepted, and largely integrated well with the German settlers who came later.
The Wikipedia article on Tejanos specifically talks about the integration of German settlers and how they became increasingly hispanicized while never forgetting their roots.
There's no need to be racist by pretending the Germans remained somehow an island unto themselves. Save that racism burden for another time. People who live here in Texas clearly understand how various immigrants learned to all get along and find themselves well integrated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:44, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
Delete Dwight D. Eisenhower
Eisenhower's photo should be deleted, as he doesn't have anything in common with most German immigrants to TX. It is absurd to include him here. His paternal ancesty went back to immigrants to PA in 1741, and he moved to KS at the age of two with his parents. --Parkwells (talk) 23:33, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
The careful omission of any discussion of the Germano-Texans in the Civil War suggests an unwillingness to admit most of them were Unionists.
In the section "Post-Civil War" the text makes only sense, when you change the text "1865 to 1980" to "1865 to 1880". I leave it up to the Author. (220.127.116.11 (talk) 10:33, 10 December 2009 (UTC))
- Agreed, concerning the Civil War. The article Forty-Eighters makes it very clear that their politics were liberal, progressive, even socialist. "In the United States, most Forty-Eighters opposed nativism and slavery, in keeping with the liberal ideals that had led them to flee Europe." "Galveston, Texas was a port of entry to many Forty-Eighters. Some settled there and in Houston, but many settled in the Texas Hill Country in the vicinity of Fredericksburg. Due to their liberal ideals, they strongly opposed Texas's secession in 1861. In the Bellville area of Austin County, another destination for Forty-Eighters, the German precincts voted decisively against the secession ordinance." Heavenlyblue (talk) 09:55, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
World War 2
This article talks about World War 1, but suspiciously absent is World War 2. Is there anything to say to it?