One historian described it as “an exodus of the disenchanted.” Residents of 19th century Germany and German-speaking territories, many desperate to escape poverty and discrimination, flocked to the United States, including our tri-state area, to start their new lives. At one point, Germans represented as much as 40 percent of Dubuque’s immigrant population. Others scattered to farms and small shops across the tri-state area. Their contributions and culture are the subject of the Telegraph Herald’s premium magazine, “Tri-States’ German Heritage.” The special publication will be featured in your TH print edition Thursday, June 7.
COMING THURSDAY, JUNE 7
- Tips for tracing your German ancestors.
- Tri-state businesses, institutions and organizations with German roots.
- Profiles of notable tri-staters of German heritage.
- German immigration.
- Discrimination against Germans during world wars.
- German cuisine.
- German influence on religious institutions.
- The legacy of German music.