Becoming Americans

Instead of doing research on individuals attached to the East Perry County area, today I have decided to talk in general about German Lutheran immigrants who came to America and settled here over the years and tell the story of them becoming Americans. When the first group of local Germans arrived in 1839 and America … More Becoming Americans

Becoming Americans

Americans consider this day to be special.  It is our country’s birthday, the Fourth of July.  Today I would like to share some thoughts about our ancestors’ arrival so many years ago.  A large group of Germans not only left their homeland, but left their German states to become Americans. Germany was not even a … More Becoming Americans