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Old 09-23-2016, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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While I'm aware people of German ancestry exist in pockets in the South and West, I've always defined Germania in America to be the 12 states of the Midwest plus New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. The Midwest and Interior Northeast along with the lower Bos-Wash corridor have always been known for their large concentrations of people of German ancestry, with the principal German cities being Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and St. Louis. Your definition of Germania?
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:56 PM
 
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The Midwest is a good mix of German, Irish, Swedish, and Polish (Chicago).
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Old 09-23-2016, 02:53 PM
 
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Pennsylvania and the Midwest.
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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One of the problems I have with the census categorizations for ancestry is that they lump all Germans into one group, but when the majority of Germans came to the US there was no Germany and they came from 39 independent Germanic states. But the census breaks the British Isles into at least 5 groups, English, Scotch, Irish, Scotch Irish, and Welsh. So when they map the results it looks like there is more primary German ancestry than there actually is.
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:48 PM
 
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The Midwest , Montana and Pennsylvania.

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plus New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.
New York is more a melting pot state, Irish is the largest ancestry in Delaware and the percentage of German ancestry isn't so high in Maryland.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:07 PM
 
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Colonial era SW German: SE Pennsylvania

Mid-19th century SW German: Cincinnati, St. Louis

Late 19th century Prussian: Chicago, Milwaukee

Late 19th century Volga German: North Dakota
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:06 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Where people emigrated from often depends on when they emigrated. Although my ethnic background is Polish, Ukrainian and Croatian all of my family emigrated from "Austria" because their homelands were under the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the late 19th Century when all of my ancestors came to the USA. I am not sure how this sort of border shifting may or may not affect peoples' understanding of their ethnicities in the US but I thought it was worth mentioning.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Colonial era SW German: SE Pennsylvania

Mid-19th century SW German: Cincinnati, St. Louis

Late 19th century Prussian: Chicago, Milwaukee

Late 19th century Volga German: North Dakota

Minneapolis is actually the most German city in the US in terms of descent, it tends to be Prussian and southern German Catholic. Most of the Germans here came in the last wave, and there were German speakers here into the 1970s.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Maryland's German ancestry per county is high. Especially Western Maryland. And Baltimore is a very German city. Upstate New York has German as the most common ancestry per county in most of the state. And I agree, Minneapolis is a very German city as well.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:40 AM
 
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Come to Oklahoma or parts of Texas.
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