German "Forty-Eighters" Impact the Civil War and Nation.

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Wisconsin got a few: http://dalbello.comminfo.rutgers.edu/FLVA/activists/48ers.html


After the failed German Revolution of 1848, thousands of German revolutionaries fled Europe and immigrated to the United States. Several of the '48ers came to Wisconsin, changing the culture and history of the state in the mid-19th Century.

Young and well educated, the exiled '48ers represented a new type of immigrant. Earlier German immigrants to Wisconsin tended to be farmers and tradesmen. The new immigrants were scholars, scientists, journalists, teachers, and lawyers. Indeed the '48ers that did try their hand at farming were often referred to as "Latin Farmers" because they spoke better Latin than English. The Wisconsin '48ers were men and women committed to freedom and liberty and came to America with these ideals intact.

Wisconsin represented a particularly fruitful state for the revolutionaries to settle in because Wisconsin's Constitution of 1848 allowed the foreign-born to vote after just one year of residency. Thus, immigrants could play a major role in Wisconsin politics. The Wisconsin Forty-Eighters did just that.





48ers built a town... https://www.amazon.com/German-Speaking-48ers-Builders-Watertown-Wisconsin/dp/0924119233

Back in print again, this is the story of the "Forty-Eighters," political refugees who fled German-speaking countries in the aftermath of the failed revolutions of 1848. Among their numbers were Carl Schurz, later to become a U.S. senator and advisor to presidents Lincoln and Hayes, and his wife Margarethe Schurz, who founded the kindergarten movement in the United States.
Many Forty-Eighters settled in and enormously influenced the growth of Watertown, Wisconsin, which was at one time the second largest city in the state. By consulting source materials in English and German, Charles Wallman has skillfully unraveled the threads that tie the Forty-Eighters and their descendents to the history of Watertown. He chronicles not only the Forty-Eighters who subsequently became prominent in the German-American community of the United States but also those who never moved again and helped make their new hometown a thriving site of cultural and intellectual activity in the nineteenth century.
Lawrence Welk was born in North Dakota and still had a German Accent!
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OMG you are old, bubble boy.

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I never was a fan of Lawrence Welk just amazed how he had such a thick German Accent despite being born in North Dakota a good fifty five years after the influx of German immigration of 1848.
Lawrence Welk was about as white as music could get . Unlike his musical contemporaries such has Hank Williams,Elvis Presley and Desi Arnez there is no African influence or African American influence at all in his music.
For example Hank Williams was quite open that he learned to at the guitar from an old time blues player in Birmingham, Alabama. Elvis Pressly in the early 1950s actually practiced with African American Gospel groups at the Memphis Jublee and was a big fan of Wyonee Harris.
Desi Arnez wasn't of course American but his music was heavily influenced by Afro-Cubans. Jerry Lee Lewis along with his cousin Jimmy Lee Swaggert used to sneak by black Honkey Tonks in Louisiana.
Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys was heavily influenced by Chuck Berry but some how Welk went on his own vanilla musical journey.
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I never was a fan of Lawrence Welk just amazed how he had such a thick German Accent despite being born in North Dakota a good fifty five years after the influx of German immigration of 1848.
Lawrence Welk was about as white as music could get . Unlike his musical contemporaries such has Hank Williams,Elvis Presley and Desi Arnez there is no African influence or African American influence at all in his music.
For example Hank Williams was quite open that he learned to at the guitar from an old time blues player in Birmingham, Alabama. Elvis Pressly in the early 1950s actually practiced with African American Gospel groups at the Memphis Jublee and was a big fan of Wyonee Harris.
Desi Arnez wasn't of course American but his music was heavily influenced by Afro-Cubans. Jerry Lee Lewis along with his cousin Jimmy Lee Swaggert used to sneak by black Honkey Tonks in Louisiana.
Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys was heavily influenced by Chuck Berry but some how Welk went on his own vanilla musical journey.
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The local PBS station in Cincinnati still replays the old Welk shows cuz Cincy is a "German town".
 

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'kouze zhei schbok Görmän at hom till WWI?
If his parents didn't teach him English until he was 14 in 1917 that would explain his thick accent. On the other hand German immigrants tended to assimilate very quickly and intermarriage was very common. No doubt some exceptions to the rules.
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The local PBS station in Cincinnati still replays the old Welk shows cuz Cincy is a "German town".
I like German beer but Lawrence Welk not so much. German music to a degree. In terms of contemporary music some of the German military songs aren't bad. In terms of rock and roll the Vietnamese and Khmer bands were much better but that's just little old me.
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Here a tidbit: from wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Americans

Sentiment among German Americans was largely anti-slavery, especially among Forty-Eighters.[46] Notable Forty-Eighter Hermann Raster wrote passionately against slavery and was very pro-Lincoln. Raster published anti-slavery pamphlets and was the editor of the most influential German language newspaper in America at the time.[60] He helped secure the votes of German-Americans across the United States for Abraham Lincoln. When Raster died the Chicago Tribune published an article regarding his service as a correspondent for America to the German states saying, "His writings during and after the Civil War did more to create understanding and appreciation of the American situation in Germany and to float U.S. bonds in Europe than the combined efforts of all the U.S. ministers and consuls."[61] Hundreds of thousands of German Americans volunteered to fight for the Union in the American Civil War (1861–1865).[62] The Germans were the largest immigrant group to participate in the Civil War; over 176,000 U.S. soldiers were born in Germany.[63] A popular Union commander among Germans, Major General Franz Sigel was the highest-ranking German officer in the Union Army, with many German immigrants claiming to enlist to "fight mit Sigel".[64] Although only one in four Germans fought in all-German regiments, they created the public image of the German soldier. Pennsylvania fielded five German regiments, New York eleven, and Ohio six.[62]
 

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See here is the right-wing and the 48ers as Communist... @rittmeister and @Wehrkraftzersetzer need to read this right-wing twerp... This whole link to a page of right-wing nonsense...

LINK:https://www.facebook.com/notes/bill...hevik-revolution-the-48ers/10155783761966724/

Here a snip...

In fact, it can and will be argued here that the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 was made possible by communists and socialists, most of them German immigrants in the Midwest, and indeed the prosecution of the War depended in large part on those same alien people.

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Union General Franz Sigel had been a leader in the communist Revolution of 1848, a revolution fought to destroy the individual state governments of Germany, and forciby unite them under an all-powerful central, socialist government. Thanks to some inept leadership, part of it provided by the young Sigel, that revolution failed and Sigel, along with thousands of other "forty-eighters," fled Europe for America, bringing their revolutionary socialist ideas with them. During the War, his troops declared "I fights mit Sigel." After his diastrous retreat at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, a Confederate song made fun of Sigel and his Hessian troops this way:

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Carl Shurz was another forty-eighter, who had met Karl Marx at the Democratic Club in Cologne. Schurz later went on to deliver the votes of 300,000 German immigrants to Lincoln in 1860.

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Communist communities were numerous in the North and the Midwest in the 1850s: Fruitlands at Concord, Mass.; the Owenite community of New Harmony, Indiana; the various Amanite communities in Iowa. Emerson's own personal favorite communitarian was Fourier , who inspired a number of communist utopian communities and became the spiritual leader of Horace Greeley, the editor of the New York Tribune.

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The Revolution of 1848 was in some respects a reverse image of the War for Southern Independence. Germany, which existed as hardly more than an abstraction, was in fact a decentralized collection of autonomous states. In keeping with the Marxist emphasis on the large, omnipotent, central government, these so called "revolutionaries" were actually intent on overthrowing local rule and setting up a totalitarian dictatorship.


Go to the link to read of this Neo-Confederate rant of twisted history... of lies...
 

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See here is the right-wing and the 48ers as Communist... @rittmeister and @Wehrkraftzersetzer need to read this right-wing twerp... This whole link to a page of right-wing nonsense...

LINK:https://www.facebook.com/notes/bill...hevik-revolution-the-48ers/10155783761966724/

Here a snip...

In fact, it can and will be argued here that the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 was made possible by communists and socialists, most of them German immigrants in the Midwest, and indeed the prosecution of the War depended in large part on those same alien people.

Snip...

Union General Franz Sigel had been a leader in the communist Revolution of 1848, a revolution fought to destroy the individual state governments of Germany, and forciby unite them under an all-powerful central, socialist government. Thanks to some inept leadership, part of it provided by the young Sigel, that revolution failed and Sigel, along with thousands of other "forty-eighters," fled Europe for America, bringing their revolutionary socialist ideas with them. During the War, his troops declared "I fights mit Sigel." After his diastrous retreat at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, a Confederate song made fun of Sigel and his Hessian troops this way:

Snip...

Carl Shurz was another forty-eighter, who had met Karl Marx at the Democratic Club in Cologne. Schurz later went on to deliver the votes of 300,000 German immigrants to Lincoln in 1860.

Snip...

Communist communities were numerous in the North and the Midwest in the 1850s: Fruitlands at Concord, Mass.; the Owenite community of New Harmony, Indiana; the various Amanite communities in Iowa. Emerson's own personal favorite communitarian was Fourier , who inspired a number of communist utopian communities and became the spiritual leader of Horace Greeley, the editor of the New York Tribune.

Snip...

The Revolution of 1848 was in some respects a reverse image of the War for Southern Independence. Germany, which existed as hardly more than an abstraction, was in fact a decentralized collection of autonomous states. In keeping with the Marxist emphasis on the large, omnipotent, central government, these so called "revolutionaries" were actually intent on overthrowing local rule and setting up a totalitarian dictatorship.


Go to the link to read of this Neo-Confederate rant of twisted history... of lies...
utter bullshit after 48 lot's of Germans did emigrate either äußerlich (real emigration) or innerlich (withdrawal from anything political).

the 48 revolution actually was inspired by the French revolution as well as by the USA and the free US citizens
 

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Every story has history. Ours just has more than the rest.

The story of Yuengling is the story of the American Spirit. It’s a tale of shared dreams, individual tenacity and an unwavering dedication to standards of quality. Like many American stories it starts amid the dreams of countless young immigrants looking for opportunity and emerges from the strength and will of one family determined to build their legacy in a new country. The story of America’s Oldest Brewery began when David G. Yuengling arrived from Wuerttemberg Germany to settle in the sleepy, coal-mining town of Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately I never saw Yueng beer in California. I am not saying it's not for sale in Cal but I never saw it.
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I found this on Germans in the union army....


Out of the German-born men who fought in the Union armies, an estimated five thousand of them served in the 1848 revolutionary armies and insurrections throughout Germany. The New Yorker 20th Regiment of Volunteers reportedly carried a German tri-color besides their National flag; and the first uniforms issued to Franz Sigel’s 3rd Regiment of Missouri Union Volunteers were cut to the design of the blouses worn by Freischaren revolutionaries of 1849. Many German soldiers, regiments and companies wore the gold, red and black cockade as they marched off to the war.


By 1860, an estimated 1.3 million German born immigrants lived in the United States; 200 German language magazines and newspapers were published in this country, there were dozens of German breweries and beer gardens, bands, singing and shooting clubs. The numbers swelled to an estimated 2.8 million German-born immigrants lived in the USA between 1860 and 1890, a majority of them located in the “German triangle,” whose 3 points were Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and St. Louis.


Aside from the more famous people mentioned here, other well-known figures include August Willich, Max Weber, Godfrey Weitzel, Adolph von Steinwehr, August Kautz and hundreds of German-born officers who both led and served in regiments during the war, including among others Col. Gustav Tafel, Col. Paul A. Frank, Maj. Jurgen Wilson, Lt. Theodore Schwan and German Capt. Hubert Dilger, one of the best Union artillerists

Certain nativist elements in the Anglo-American press, both during and after the war, created an erroneously tainted image of the “lop-eared” or “cowardly Dutch” regarding the German Americans who served their new country in the Civil War, and this myth was especially resurrected and expanded upon during the days of Anti-German hysteria during World War One to such an intense degree that even today it remains unjustifiably intact.
 

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By 1860, an estimated 1.3 million German born immigrants lived in the United States; 200 German language magazines and newspapers were published in this country
IIRC, Lincoln was involved as an investor in at least one German language newspaper in Illinois.
 

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I remember Lincoln had to reassure the Germans in Wisconsin he was not a temperance man so they'd vote for him - they thought he was going to ban their beer!

They did well here in the little mining burgh. They didn't come for the gold, they brought the liquid kind! Joseph Steinacher took over Bavarian brew master Charles Iunker's Pacific Brewery while Iunker ran the fancy pants saloon Bella Union and across the street was Johann Foll who did the sausages and ran the meat market just up the street from the saloon. The brewers were raking in the dough - Steinacher had production up to 300 barrels and was the first to install electricity - and they had the fanciest houses in town...then...Prohibition! Theodor Klander bought it after Prohibition was repealed and had a saloon there at the brewery - craft beer and swank eats before it was trendy!
 

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Anti-German hysteria during World War One to such an intense degree that even today it remains unjustifiably intact.

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The Cincinnati Post fanned the flames of anti-German hatred, demanding the schools cease German instruction and encouraging the city to rename “Hunnish” streets. Among the streets renamed to reflect pure American values were Bremen (now Republic), Berlin (now Woodrow), Hapsburg (now Merrimac) and Hamburg (now Stonewall).

Today, Cincinnati’s German pride is found abundantly in our Teutonic foods including goetta, bratwurst, and beer. During World War I, such “Hunnish” food was a sign of shame. Even the city Workhouse had to change its menu. No more sauerkraut! Prisoners ate patriotic “liberty cabbage.”

https://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/...ago-anti-german-hysteria-consumed-cincinnati/
 
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