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German Immigration to the USA

By Bill Biar

Saturday 19 November 2011 at 12:05 am.

The table shows the German migration to the United States from 1821-1900*.

1821-1830             9,987

1831-1840         157,265

1841-1850         439,270

1851-1860         976,678**

1871-1880         781,273

1881-1890      1,641,571

1891-1900         728,348

Total               5,552,946

* Taken from Deutsch-Amerikanische Geschichtsblaetter, Vol III, No. 3 on page 30.

** Includes the large Wendish immigration of 1854.

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