By Lisa Peterson By the turn of the 20th Century, German immigrants, many of them Jewish, were coming to America in droves to start a new life. They landed in New York City equipped with their trade, as milliners, tailors, and hat makers. These men and women were skilled at the various stages required to make clothes. Their talents included jobs as seamstresses, dressmakers, pattern cutters, quilters, knitters, and even […]
Month: September 2018
By Josh Fox While America hasn’t been the greatest country in the world for long, it’s been attracting immigrants for centuries. Whether it’s because of difficulties in their homelands or the idea of new opportunities, people from all corners of the globe have ventured to America. One country that’s no stranger to this is Germany, with over forty-four million Americans claiming German descent. A good percentage of […]
Sara Etgen-Baker is digging through her grandmother’s attic one day and comes across a box of old photographs of ancestors she’s never met. She learns about their past, their family, and their adventure that led her family to travel from Germany to America.