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German/Irish Immigration: The 1800's to the 1900's, and Now

Interesting Facts about the German and Irish Immigrants

German Immigration and Their Struggles
Why Immigrate?
Interesting Facts about the German and Irish Immigrants
Pros and Cons about Immigration
Irish Immigration and Their Struggles

Facinating German Facts

  • In the 18th century the German Immigrants brought over the idea that the Groundhog could forsee the weather.
  • The majority of women who immigrated from Germany became domestic servants.
  • 10 million illegal immigrants live in the United States.
  • 1,400 more arrive every day.
  • In 1683 Francis Daniel Pastorius, a German lawyer, was forced to leave the country due to his religious beliefs. Pastorius, along with 12 other Quakers set sail form Krefeld to America. They colonized a town called Germantown which later became the first settlement of German Immigrants.
  • Germans were among the first Europeans to come to America



Interesting Facts about the Irish Immigrants
  • In the 18th century about 250,000 Irish immigrants left and settled in America.
  • Most of them live in New York or Philadelphia.
  • In 1700 the Irish only owned 15% of thier land.
  • In 1755 the Irish only owned less than 5% of thier land.
  • The potatoe famine killed one million people.
  • The immigration dropped from 10 million to 5 million from 1840 to 1880.