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Francis Daniel Pastorius- The Pennsylvania Pilgrim

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The name Francis Daniel Pastorius probably didn’t come up in your American History classes, and he’s probably no more than a footnote in most German history classes… but Pastorius plays a major role in early American history, in German-American immigration history, and even has a role in the Abolitionist Movement. So who was he? A […]

A Visit to the Heurich House Museum in Washington DC

A Visit to the Heurich House Museum in Washington DC

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In the early 1940’s,  German-American Brewer, Christian Heurich, owned more land and employed more people in Washington DC than any entity other than the Federal Government. An amazing accomplishment for a man who came to the United States from the small village of Haina in the Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen in 1866 with only $200 in […]

Francis Daniel Pastorius- The Pennsylvania Pilgrim

Who are the Volga Germans? Holding their Tradition across 3 Countries

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My introduction to the Volga Germans came through food. Specifically, Kuchen. One of my readers reached out to me looking for a recipe for Kuchen like her Volga German grandmother made. In my experience, Kuchen is cake… and there are LOTS of cake recipes. So now it was time to do some digging…starting with, who […]

Francis Daniel Pastorius- The Pennsylvania Pilgrim

Burning Beethoven: The Eradication of German Culture in the United States during World War

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I get messages all the time from people lamenting the lack of German shops and Restaurants… worries from people because the German clubs are getting fewer… sadness from people wondering why German isn’t being taught in their schools. Regret that they never learned the language from parents or Grandparents… that it was even “forbidden” in […]

A Visit to the Heurich House Museum in Washington DC

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