“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
Heritage I'm thinking... My grandma was born in Minnesota, Emma Bertha Shultz... a couple of centuries back (1880 something as I recall)
I grew up in Glasscock County Tx. Go to the base of the panhandle and count 4 counties to the east, and you will see it. Now about 30-40% german ancestry. When I was growing up in the 60's and early 70's, it was about 60%, mostly concentrated in St. Lawrence. All of them were cotton farmers who took their WW2 GI Bill money in land and bought up one of the old mega ranches that was sold off by the kids who did not want to run a ranch any more.
So, the best bratwursts in the US are in southern ND?
Ancestral home in SW ND. Grandma cooked a lot but never remember bratwurst.
The dark red spot to the east is where Lawrence Welk was from so that says it all.
In the 1700's some Germans were in Wythe County, Virginia marrying each other. one of them came to South Georgia and married a Johnson which eventually resulted in me. Wonder why Virginia shows completely German-free Must not have been many of them.
The two dots along the southern Nebraska state line represents my ancestral home going back to 1878!
The darkest is Gillespie county Texas and just to the south is Kendall county. Lots of Germans there. Back in the early 80's, canoeing the Guadalupe River, we were told not to go out on the bank. Some of the OT's then didn't speak much English, and considered it trespass.