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Germans in Texas

Gilbert Giddings Benjamin

Germans in Texas

a study in immigration

by Gilbert Giddings Benjamin

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Published by Jenkins in Austin, Tex .
Written in English

  • Germans -- Texas

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination157 p.
    Number of Pages157
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14576840M

    Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author. Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book). Details *. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including Texas through Time: Evolving Interpretations. He resides in Bryan and Austin. WALTER D. KAMPHOEFNER is professor of history at Texas A&M University and the author or coauthor of ten books, including Germans in the Civil War: The Letters They Wrote Home. The recipient of two.

    In many communities German was the language of religious, educational, and commercial affairs. As many as 75, to , German Texans may have still used German predominantly or exclusively in , and in twenty-four German-language newspapers in Texas .   Friedrich Ernst and other early German immigrants to Texas trail-blazed new opportunity for Germans seeking new opportunity in Texas. Learn more about German.

      Three books have been written about Germans in Texas that could be useful to read: History of German Settlements in Texas, by Rudolph Leopold Biesele; German-Texan Heritage Society, San Marcos, German Texana, by Gilbert J. Jordan; Eakin, Burnet, Texas, German Culture in Texas, by Glenn Lich and Dona Reeves; Twayne, Boston, In the early years of GTHS, the Society’s headquarters were unofficially based at the Southwest Texas State (now Texas State) University German Department. One of the first tasks the founding members took on was publishing The Journal three times a year, offering information on German-Texan history, genealogy, cultural events, book reviews.

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Germans in Texas by Gilbert Giddings Benjamin Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book is focused on the immigrants, the number that were German and the parts of Texas in which they settled - New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, etc., as well as the the culture they brought with them, their political beliefs, the structure of German society, etc.

I do recommend the book for anyone who had families among these early German 5/5(1). The German settlement began inand this book covers throughthe end of the US Civil War. The s were an unsettled time in Germany, and a German charity, called Adelsverein, was organized by some wealthy citizens.

to move German citizens who were will to go to Texas. Eventually over 5, people came through the Adelsverein/5(18). Note: Germans in Texas book resources in this section, including abstracts, were gleaned from the book: German-American History and Life; A Guide to Information Sources by Keresztesi, Michael.

Detroit: Gale Research Company, Call number: FG3B4 The Germans in Texas; A Study in Immigration / by Benjamin, Gilbert Giddings. Originally published San. Remembering The Germans in Texas book Lost Germans Of Texas More than a century ago, German settlers found a pocket of Texas to call home between Austin and San Antonio.

And once the local lingo merged with their. Texas in by Viktor Bracht. This book was first published in This book is a real treasure when doing research on the late ’s in New Braunfels.

Originally published in German inthis book has been described by scholars of German-Texans as a “Treasure of German-Texan History” and “a Valuable Contribution to our. Many wanted their own space to rule. By the s, Germans began to trickle into the Texas Hill Country. By21 German noblemen created the Adelsverein, which abbreviates the longer name that translates to Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas.

They sought to colonize Texas with Germans to create an outpost in America. After Anglos, Mexican-Americans, and African-Americans, the ethnic group with the largest impact on Texas has been the Germans. Byaccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, persons born in Germany or whose parents where born there made up a full 36 percent of "foreign white stock" in Texas.

The History of the German Settlements in Texas, (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, ; reprinted ). Victor Bracht. Texas in (translated by Charles Frank Schmidt, Austin: German-Texan Heritage Society reprint ).

Glenn G. Gilbert. Linguistic Atlas of Texas German, Regina Beckmann Hurst and Walter D. Kamphoefner, trans. From toa number of German Freidenker ("Freethinkers") immigrated to the Texas hill country.

Freethinkers were German intellectuals who advocated reason and democracy over religious and political authoritarianism. Many had participated in the German. largest ethnic group in Texas derived directly from Europe was persons of German birth or descent.

As early asthey constituted more than 5 percent of the total Texas population, a proportion that remained constant through the remainder of the nineteenth century. The Nueces Massacre, also known as the Massacre on the Nueces, was a violent confrontation between Confederate soldiers and German Texans on Augin Kinney County, first-generation immigrants from Germany settled in Central Texas in a region known as the Hill tended to support the Union and were opposed to the institution of slavery.

The Adelsverein was dead and so was the idea of a Germany in Texas. But the Germans themselves kept coming, in ever-growing numbers and on their own instead of under the sponsorship of incompetent, self-interested aristocrats.

Bythere were more t Germans living in Texas, comprising more than one-fifth of the white population. This book is part of the collection entitled: German Immigration to Texas and was provided by University of Texas at Arlington Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries.

It has been viewed times, with 13 in the last month. Gelo and Wickham's book should not be missed by anyone interested in the cultures, languages, history, and geography of Texas. The perfect book for anyone wanting to learn about how Comanches and Germans came into contact in Central Texas during the middle of the 19th century.” — Hans C.

Boas, author of The Life and Death of Texas German. Author Kenneth Hafertepe is chair of the department of museum studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

For this book, he spent more than a decade researching the history of Germans in Texas—visiting historic home sites and interviewing curators, archivists, historians, and descendants of pioneers. A German reacts to spoken Texas German from the USA. I've never heard this dialect of the German language before so it was super fascinating.

Texan Germans t. In Hans Boas, a German-born German professor at the University of Texas at Austin, founded the Texas German Dialect Project, an online archive that currently holds seven hundred hours of. As early asGermans constituted more than 5 percent of the total Texas population.

Bypersons of German descent were the third largest ethnic group in Texas and the US census revealed that 1, Texans claimed pure German ancestry and 1, partial German ancestry, for a total of 2, or 17½ percent of the total population, a rather large amount.

An absolutely gorgeous new book, "The Material Culture of German Texans," by former Austinite Ken Hafertepe, will be an enormous resource for. Pictured, a crowd gathers for a German-language book burning at Baraboo High School in Wisconsin in The United States declared war on Germany.


Some Texas-Germans were embarrassed: Eric, thoroughly enjoyed your article on the POW camp in Hearne. Were you aware there was a rather large camp in Richmond, the area later became the Ft.

Bend. All of this anti-German sentiment did two things. First, it motivated Anglo-Americans to push back against anything German. States banned German-language schools and removed German books .