- How German is American Pdf-booklet published 2005 by the Max
Kade Institute for German-American Studies
at the University of Wisconsin investigating "the many ways in which influences deriving from German-speaking Europe, rather than being submerged, may still be seen flowing in the mainstream and tributaries of culture across the American landscape."
Sites in Chicago, IL Goethe Institute webpages
on the Lincoln Square neighborhood, and on Chicago's
wonderful Weihnachtsmarkt, which you must visit if
you're ever in Chicago between Thanksgiving and Christmas:
most of the vendors actually still speak German!
Welle webpages on German Americans Interesting
webpage in German including articles on famous people
like Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Jochen Hecht (ice hockey
player for the St. Louis Blues), and ordinary people
like the Amish or Wolga-Germans in North Dakota.
(Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis)
Max Kade Center Provides links to the bibliography
and yearbook, indexes to German Americana, full text
publications, as well as the center's events and teaching
resources. Their Link
Page includes a useful list of Genealogical
it true that German almost became the official language
of the U.S.?
Lutheran Church and Ann Arbor's German community
Zion Lutheran Church (originally named Bethlehem Lutheran
Church), whose original building was constructed in
1833 for $265.32, was the first church in Michigan
to conduct services entirely in German.
Language Map This map displays the locations and
numbers of speakers of the thirty languages most commonly
spoken in the United States. Choose German and see