Germans Immigrate to Iowa

Time Frame: 1840's-present

In the 1830s over a million Germans left for America. Many of them settled in Iowa.
The Iowa Heritage Coming to Iowa
Iowa Public Television

View all artifacts



The Germans were the largest foreign-born group to come to Iowa. Many came from the Province of Schleswig-Holstein. Poverty was everywhere. Taxes were high and people looked for a way out. In the 1850s America became the way out for a million Germans. Dorothy Logies father came to America with his family in the 1850s. They settled in the Davenport area where the German immigrate population was very large.


Iowa Pathways: Iowa History Resources for Students and Teachers
Home ~ My Path ~ Artifacts ~ Timeline ~ Quest ~ Teacher Resources ~ Project Information ~ Sponsors
Iowa Pathways © 2005 - 2016 Iowa Public Television