The Culture Of The Pennsylvania Dutch
The Pennsylvania Dutch are a group formed by German-speaking immigrants who migrated to Pennsylvania. This wave of settlers would eventually come to form the language and ways of life of Pennsylvania Dutch. This began in the late 17th century and concluded in the late 18th century. Most of these immigrants originated in what is today southwestern Germany. Lutherans and Reformed made up the main religion among the settlers. Towards the 1830's, some of these migrants moved further North, into New York and even Canada.