I think Germans are still the largest ethnic group in America.
I’ve known about the Pennsylvania Dutch (actually German) and the Germans of the northern Plains and other parts of midwest, as well as St. Louis and Milwaukee, but I was amazed the first time I spent any amount of time in Texas, driving from Houston to San Antonio, all the German named towns.
Then in San Antonio was Schilo’s Delicatessen. We’d been to the Alamo (the basement was closed the day we went) which is surrounded by crap chain restaurants, and we asked some bicycle cops where to go. The recommended Schilo’s and it was great.
I wonder at that. People of Irish descent have been in America from way back.