Did you know that in fact Germans are the largest ethnic group in the US? I was astounded by this discovery too, thought it were the Irish or Italians, but no, it seems like the Germans are the biggest group...By largest group I mean the ppl of European anchestry.
it suppose to be one vote that decided that 13 states of America will communicate in English instead of German.
There two reason for emigration from Poland under Russian rule in 1905 - conscription due to war between Russia and Japan and social and national upheaval.
There was strikes, battle with army on the streets, and killing of policemen and official by various organization!
Hard and turbulent times!