Format: Print Length
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (June 17, 2003)
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the tale of the 1st German immigrants to northern Indiana is the tale of the beginnings of South Bend. The most important immigrant crew from the 1840s to the 1870s, the Germans helped construct South Bend from an remoted buying and selling submit right into a thriving commercial urban. in addition they performed a key position in reworking the encircling desolate tract into wealthy and fertile farmland.Using first-hand own bills and public records, German Settlers of South Bend illustrates the lives of those pioneer immigrants and their starting to be urban. the cloth has been accrued from numerous assets on each side of the Atlantic, together with greater than two hundred German letters from the 1840s to the 1870s that offer glimpses into the daily lives of those early settlers and their households again in Germany. Descendants of immigrants from everywhere in the usa and Germany have come ahead with genealogies, tales, and photographs, offering a far-reaching portrait of the days.