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Stulz Brothers of Kansas City

A German-American Business

German Immigration to Wisconsin

Using historic census data from the University of Virginia's Historical Census Browser, this animated map shows patterns of German immigration to Wisconsin from 1870 to 1950.
Press Play to begin the cycle, and Pause to more closely examine the data for each decade.

Overall, the map shows the relative concentrations, by county, and peak times of German immigration to the state.

This map was created by Mark Livengood as part of the Language Matters for Wisconsin project

Herta Müller, 2009 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature,
and the Story of Her Ancestors' Migration

Mapster: Mapy archiwalne Polski = Archival Maps for Poland (Link)

Links to numerous high-quality scans for archival maps of Central and Eastern Europe, including Austro-Hungarian and German maps up to 1945. The project consists of three partner sites: Archiwalne Mapy Pomorza Gdańskiego (Archive Maps of Gdańsk Pomerania), Archiwum Map Wojskowego Instytutu Geograficznego 1919 - 1939 (Map Archive of the Military Institute of Geography), and Archiwum Map Zachodniej Polski (Map Archive of Western Poland).

The Diaries of Milwaukee Panorama Painter Friedrich Wilhelm Heine

WUWM (Milwaukee Public Radio) interview with Tom Lidtke (Executive Director of
the Museum of Wisconsin Art) and Antje Petty (Assistant Director of the Max Kade Institute
for German American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
on the history of panorama painting in Milwaukee.
[Scroll down to "Circular Art."]

Reymann's Special-Karte, 1832-1870 (PDF files)

Very detailed Central European maps by Gottlob Daniel Reymann (b. 1759, d. 1837). Covers most of East and West Germany and Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Poland, northeast France, parts of Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Czechoslovakia, and former Baltic states.
1:200,000 scale

Announcing "German Words—American Voices"
CD and Booklet!

Featuring 12 audio clips of speakers of German from across the United States
from the MKI's North American German Dialect Archive
Click HERE for more information

Visit our blog!
(Nearly) Everyone's an Immigrant: Immigration Studies, German-American Style

Educational Resource—Authentic Documents from the MKI Archives—German-American Schools: Witter's Primer, 1904 [Summer 2007]

[April 2007]
Featuring authograph books from the MKI Library's archives
American Languages: German Dialects  [January 2007]

"How German Is American?"  [November 2006]
The German Language and Immigration in International Perspective [September 2006 conference, posted November 2006--includes audio]

Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930: The Art of Books
Includes bindings from the Max Kade Institute