By 1900, the number of immigrants to Ohio had risen to 458,734, and the share of the foreign-born population had fallen to 11 percent. Most of the immigrants in 1900 came from Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, but more and more Eastern Europeans also immigrated to the state. Many have immigrated from New York and New Jersey, and many from Pennsylvania have emigrated to Pennsylvania. At the end of this period, the Irish came to the region to take advantage of the numerous canals built in the 1820s and 1830s. Others, mostly farmers and former American residences, came to help build the OHIO ERIE canal, which was built between 1825 and 1827. As the economic potential of the area grew, it became more attractive for hiking groups, especially in the summer months. German immigrants made up the majority of immigrants in the early settlements, and many moved to Ohio from other states. Most immigrants from the 1830s to the 1970s came to the city, which attracted a significant representation of this group. That reflected the growing number of jobs available to immigrants, many of whom migrated from outside Ohio. During this period, German influence was incorporated into modern American culture, but not much remains of the original German-American community in the city of Columbus. The American attitude towards German immigrants is examined and the immigration problem placed in the broader context of the American war. This document presents a detailed account of German immigrants who fought in the American Civil War, as well as the history of immigration in Ohio during this period. Millions of Germans came to the United States during the American Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. Many individual stories are included, including those of soldiers, soldiers “families, family members and friends, and the history of the state of Ohio. They helped lure many German-born businessmen to the United States, where they built the breweries that allowed local agriculture to flourish. The most famous American breweries were founded by Germans, and many of them helped build the cities of Milwaukee and Cincinnati. Many settled in Ohio and had knowledge of agriculture, a skill that contributed significantly to agriculture in the Midwest. German immigrants in the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as the Great Depression and World War II, helped lure many German-born businessmen from Germany and other parts of Europe to the United States, where they built the breweries and beers and breweries that made the local agribusiness and thriving local agriculture possible. Germans were among the first immigrant groups to arrive in Ohio, and many settled along the Ohio River in Cincinnati and other parts of the state. Everywhere in the States German parishes, churches and newspapers were founded, but not in all the others. Some communities of Germans also existed in other parts of the country, as is documented. In some states they founded parish churches or newspapers, in others they did not. The most populous group of immigrants in Ohio were Slovak immigrants, who made up half of Cincinnati’s population in 1910. They settled in factories where many of them sought unskilled work, such as in steel mills. So many immigrants came to northeastern Ohio that Cleveland became the second-largest city in the United States after New York City in 1920. By 1920, nearly 4,000 Slovak immigrants were living in Cleveland, more than twice the population of the entire state of Ohio at the time. Public understanding of immigration in the United States is reinforced by a number of features, narratives, and myths. Historically, the US Midwest has been celebrated as a region that supposedly (and often interpreted as heteronormative) embodies the white middle class. America is steeped in the image of a nation that welcomes immigrants and enables them to realize their American dream. The story of this tour comes from the historic Slovak quarters of Cleveland. Mass immigration began in the 1830s, and although Ellis Island was the main destination at the time, immigration was not limited to the east and west coasts and was considered a regional phenomenon. The Midwest is one of the most important regions in America for studying immigration, both in terms of population and economic development. The largest wave of German immigration to Cincinnati occurred in the 1880s, and in 1890, at the age of 12, he was born in Germany and had his first experience in the United States. At the turn of the century, more than half of Cincinnati’s population was of German descent, and in the 1930s, before World War II, more than 1,000 German-Americans lived in the city. While the Germans continued to immigrate to the USA in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most cities such as Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus were founded.