Across the Atlantic and Beyond: The Migration of German and Swiss Immigrants to America


The author discusses several aspects of life of the German and Swiss immigrants to America, based on his research of his ancestors: the mechanics of name changes; the world in which his ancestors lived and the circumstances that led them to migrate; the rapid spread of Protestantism; the rise in literacy. Includes: changes in Germanic surnames; changes in city an villages names; Mennonite and Quaker settlements of Pennsylvania; Protestantism behind the German migration; and the push and pull of the Germans--in America, war, kings and queens, the Rhine, crossing the Atlantic, and the prairies of Kansas.

Charles R. Haller

(1993), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 324 pp.

ISBN: 9781556136979