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Encyclopedia > German Texan

German Texans are an ethnic category belonging to residents of the state of Texas who acknowledge German ancestry and self-identify with the term. From their first immigration to Texas in the 1830s, the Germans tended to cluster in ethnic enclaves. A majority settled in a broad, fragmented belt across the south central part of the state. [1]

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A large portion of the early settlers were Forty-Eighters who dispersed into areas of Central Texas, where, after a period of activism during the 1850s, Civil War, and Reconstruction, they lived in relative obscurity as teachers, civil servants, merchants, farmers, and ranchers. [2] The Forty-Eighters were Germans who traveled to the United States and Australia after the Revolutions of 1848. ... Central Texas (a part of which is Texas Hill Country), is a region in the U.S. state of Texas. ... A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight against each other for the control of political power. ... Reconstruction was the attempt from 1865 to 1877 in U.S. history to resolve the issues of the American Civil War, when both the Confederacy and slavery were destroyed. ...


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German Texans have historiclly played a significant role in Texas history. ... Texas German is a dialect of the German language that is spoken by descendants of German immigrants who founded the town of Fredericksburg, Texas in 1846. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Germans. ... German Americans are citizens of the United States of German ancestry. ... Around 1709, the Rhineland-Palatinate region between what is now known as Germany and France was highly contested by each side. ... The Pennsylvania Dutch (perhaps more strictly Pennsylvania Deitsch or Pennsylvanian German) are the descendants of German immigrants who came to Pennsylvania prior to 1800. ... This article gives an overview of the History of Germany. ... Disambiguation: This article is about the language known as German as it is spoken in the United States. ... This article is becoming very long. ... This is a list of famous German Americans. ...

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Texas German - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (251 words)
Texas German is a dialect of the German language that is spoken by descendants of German immigrants who settled in the Texas Hill Country region in the mid-19th century.
German immigrants began arriving over a period of two years, quickly raising the population of the town to over 1,000.
Most German Texans continued to speak German in their homes and communities, but were required to learn English when Texas education rules mandated English-only instruction during and after World War I.
The German Texans (1301 words)
The ‘48ers, a scholarly, wealthy class of Germans, arrived in Texas amidst the German Revolutions of 1848.
German Texans actively participated in politics, and by 1846 a German language version of Texas law was in place.
Germans also were distinct from their neighbors because of their language and traditions.
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