Little Germany, Lower Manhattan, NYC

14481278562_4cf8e70c3f_oToday I learned that there was a community in New York City, a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, known as Kleindeutschland, or, in English, Little Germany. I am wondering if any relatives lived there, even if just temporarily.

The great grandparents arrived in 1887 from the eastern hinterlands of the German Empire.

What was life like for a foreigner in New York City during the Gilded Age? What did they think when stepping off the boat at Castle Garden?

I need to read up on the Germans in New York City.

ajh

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