Tuesday, October 6, 2015
German-American Day and German-American Heritage Month
German-American Day is celebrated on October 6. It is a time to honor the contributions of German-Americans. Also, October is German-American Heritage Month. Many of my blog posts this month will be about my German and German-American family members. I am 1/4 German; my maternal grandmother Margaret Ann Schneider was the daughter of German immigrants. Her mother Paulina Gersbacher immigrated in 1883 when she was not quite seven years old, and her father John (Johann) Schneider immigrated in 1892, when he was in his early teens. They both came over with their families.