My family’s name was originally
Weustefelt. My grandfather changed it during WW1 in order to
get a job. – Al Westerfield
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Years ago I was very surprised to learn
that German Americans are the
largest "ethnic group"
in the USA. About 1/6 of Americans are
descended from Germans, and many
more than Irish
or English or African descendants. But
yeah, WWI sent their pride
underground where it has
On 3/18/2019 11:32 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
> Johannes wrote:
>> being a German, I would be
interested what exactly was german in that company. "Just" a
German immigrant as a (co-)founder?
> The founder was of German
heritage. Before WW I, German heritage was a source of pride
in the U.S.
> Tony Thompson