October is German American Heritage Month in recognition of the founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania in October 1683. Fifteen percent of Americans are of German descent, which is the largest ancestral group in the United States. We owe a huge amount of gratitude to these intellectuals who have shaped American culture including authors such as Stephen King, Dr. Seuss, and John Steinbeck. Read about some of these great authors and more with this list that celebrates the strength of German-Americans who triumph over hardship.
Turn on some Bavarian music, grab a beer, and get to know Stephen King and Dr. Suess from your living room. Did you know that they and many other famous authors are of German descent? Learn about their contributions and the many other achievements German-Americans have made.