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

Interesting Facts about the German and Irish Immigrants

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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.