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Immigration/Deutsche Emigratenhaus
Immigration 'Journey from Germany to Pennsylvania'
Donated by Randy & Noreen Herbert

Names (German Names-Anglicized) (Do you think your name may have been changed?  Do you want to know the meaning of your German name?)



Oath of Allegiance

(German) Orphan Home (Contains a good deal of information about the German orphanage and a photo, as well as transcriptions of 'inmates' or orphans living there in the 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 Federal Census. Information about other orphanages also included.)


Redemptioner (Did your family come over as redemptioners?)

Schützen Parks


Singing Societies


Street Name Changes

Street Names-German Influence (Prior to the onset of WWI, Maryland and specifically Baltimore had a heavy German population and influence, which you can see by the street names).



WWII German/American Internments

Western Maryland Germans (An illustrated drive through a few of the German portions of Western Maryland-including Schifferstadt, Hager House and more).  Presented on October 11, 2016 at the Society for the History of Germans in Maryland's annual dinner. This is a large file and takes several minutes to download.