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Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

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In 1783, in his final letter as Commander of the American forces, George Washington thanked General von Steuben for his “faithful and meritorious Services“. Who was Baron von Steuben? And how did a Prussian Baron end up crossing the ocean, and essentially turn around the American forces to help them win the Revolutionary war? Von […]

German Clubs in North America- Find a German club Near You!

German Towns in America- Where to Get Your Deutsch on in the US!

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One in five Americans identifies as having German heritage, for a while, it was one in FOUR, so it’s no wonder there are so many German Towns in America. And since travel to Germany can be expensive (and is currently almost impossible because of the Covid-19 lockdown), I thought I’d try to list a few […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

Silesian Poppy Seed Roll with Streusel (Other Fillings Too!!)

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In my mom’s German Friend Group, she is famous for her Silesian Poppy Seed Roll with Streusel. (Although, to her it’s just called “Mohnkuchen”.) Made with enriched yeast dough, a filling of Poppy Seed and raisins, and topped with a crunchy flavorful Streusel… it’s usually the first to disappear from the table! The thing is, […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

Cuckoo Clock Shop Black Forest Cuckoo Clock Giveaway!

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It’s Contest Time! Enter to win an Authentic Black Forest Cuckoo Clock from the Cuckoo Clock Shop!   Bring a little Black Forest Magic into your World! The Cuckoo Clock Shop has an amazing selection of Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks   From Classic Vintage Styles to the New Modern Looks!   All are certified as […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

German False Friends List- German words that SOUND like English

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Sometimes you hear a word in German, and you are certain that you know the meaning, even if you’ve never heard the word before. It makes perfect sense that the word Banane means Banana. And then sometimes, you hear a German word, and it sort of sounds English, but the meaning couldn’t be more different. […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

What is the Vogelhochzeit? It’s a song to Welcome Spring!

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Germans do love to sing, and they especially love their Folk songs. One of my favorite German Folk Songs is the Vogelhochzeit. In German School I loved singing the fi-de-ralala part over and over. And with so many verses, the song can go on longer than the Twelve days of Christmas! (I have a feeling […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

German Easter Nest Tradition- From Germany to Texas

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My friend Chuck grew up in Yorktown, Texas, about an 1 ½ hours south of New Braunfels (the heart of German Texas), where his great great grandfather Johann Jost settled in 1848 after leaving Womelsdorf, Germany. Much of his family is still there. Because of the pandemic stay-at-home order, his sister is sorting through Afflerbach […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot