German American History and Facts

40 million Americans claim German ancestry

With their practical skills, dedication, passion for art and culture, German-Americans have helped shape the country and contributed greatly to the American way of life.

German Americans are the second largest ethnic group in the United States after Mexican Americans. They account for about 17% of the U.S. population. German Americans can trace their ancestors back to Germany and other German-speaking countries.

Influential German Americans include: Albert Einstein, John Peter Zenger, Christian Frederick Martin, Jacob John Astor, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Schurz, and Marlene Dietrich.

Likewolf explores the rich heritage and contributions of German immigrants, offering a compelling narrative that resonates with both Americans of German descent and history enthusiasts alike.

Young man posing for photograph

49 million descendants of German immigrants make up 16 per cent of the total U.S. population.

Wooden dreadnought-style acoustic guitar with a natural finish sitting on top of a simple wooden table. The guitar is sitting in the center of the table, with the headstock facing the viewer.

German American Christian Frederick Martin and the world of Martin guitars.

Map of German American Demographics in the US Census; German-Americans

Today, more than 40 million Americans claim German ancestry


US President Abraham Lincoln with the forty eighters

German immigration to the United States due to the failed Revolution in Germany.

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with model Skyscraper

The legacy of German-American Architecture in the United States.

German-language original of the Declaration of Independence

A German-language newspaper was the first to report on the Declaration of Independence.


Washington Crossing the Delaware

Von Steuben is considered the architect of American independence on the military level

A delicious German American pastry with sliced apples and creamy filling, placed on a rustic wooden cutting board.

Many original German dishes are a natural part of American cuisine

German Girl in traditional dress

6 October recognises the contribution of German immigrants to the progress of the United States.


A captivating woman adorned in a lavish fur coat and exquisite jewelry, exuding elegance and opulence.

The influence of German immigrants on Christmas celebrations in the United States is immeasurable.

Stunning woman with black hair and dark makeup posing elegantly and watching her reflection.

Brothers Grimm brought forth a collection of stories that have found a particularly warm welcome in the USA.

A stunning blonde woman wearing a traditional Bavarian dress, showcasing the rich cultural heritage.

Loanwords are adopted from one language and incorporated into another language without translation.


A room with vintage furniture and framed pictures hanging on the wall.

Turners contributed significantly to the shaping and preservation of German-American identity.

A book lies open on a stone wall, with a picturesque river as its backdrop

German-American authors describe their commitment, and transition to the new world.

A stunning blonde woman wearing denim shorts and a Levis top

Levi Strauss, born in Bavaria in 1829 ventured on a revolutionary journey.


A stylish woman, donning a sleek leather jacket and chic sunglasses, poses confidently before a magnificent airplane.

Boeing's success reflects the fusion of German diligence with the innovative spirit of America.


German American Life

The Articles about German-Americans are for everybody interested in the influence of German culture and its profound impact on the life and development of the United States.

Americans of German descent

Our goal is to reach the German-American community and all those interested in the bond that connects Americans and Germans through culture and history.

We address the question: who are the German Americans and what fundamentals underlie their appearance in U.S. society.