Read below about the history of German Americans in Grand Rapids
German Americans in Grand Rapids, Michigan: An historical survey by Wilhelm Seeger
Though often perceived as an overwhelmingly Dutch region by the rest of the state, Grand Rapids contains a far
more diverse set of immigrants than commonly understood. In the present-day these include the Polish, Lithuaneans,
Bosnians, Vietnamese, Mexicans, and other groups from around the world.
Active in the community for decades and the leading scholar of the German-American experience in West Michigan,
Wilhelm Seeger leads us through the history of this remarkable group.
This article first appeared in GRAND RIVER VALLEY HISTORY, Volume 28,2013-14, and is reprinted here with the
kind permission of the Grand Rapids Historical Society.
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