Round Tour > America 3/6
Once a person had successfully emigrated he often showed others the way, and emigrants' letters reveal that such pioneers were frequently followed by a stream of friends, acquaintances and relatives. People from the same region in Germany often remained together in America. Immigrants from the Bavarian Forest, for instance, settled in Oshkosh, while those from Arzberg moved to today's South Bend.

There were several more German settlements including Bavarians along the East Coast in Pennsylvania, in the Great Lakes region, in Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, and also Missouri and Texas. New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and St. Louis also contained large German communities, who developed and maintained a rich cultural life.

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