German Culture, History, Statistics,
People & Events in Oklahoma

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Those with German ancestry living in Oklahoma like to talk about their fun-loving celebrations and zest for life.
Claus and Helga Greiner in front of a map of Germany in the German American Society of Tulsa Center.  STAFF PHOTO BY DAVID CHRISTOPHER
Claus and Helga Greiner in front of a map of Germany in the German American Society of Tulsa Center. STAFF PHOTO BY DAVID CHRISTOPHER

German People in Oklahoma: Claus and Helga Greiner

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

Claus Greiner may not sound like an Okie, but Claus and his wife, Helga, have embraced Oklahoma like generations of German immigrants before them. This hard-working couple, who met at school in the small town of Spaichingen near Stuttgart in southern Germany, never have regretted their move to America.

German Culture in Oklahoma

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

The German culture in Oklahoma includes many elements, including German music, Oktoberfest, societies and associations, German food, beer and German POWs.

German History in Oklahoma

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

Because of German involvement in wars and economic instability, America became an attractive destination for German immigrants toward the end of the19h century. Most of the Germans who settled in Oklahoma entered the country from the northeast, gradually migrating west. Others came north after arriving in Texas and Louisiana.

German Ancestry in Oklahoma Statistics

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates for Oklahomans with German Ancestry



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