The Old Germans in Charleston/South Carolina


In the 18th century many German people immigrated to America. They hoped for a better life in the „New world“ then in Europe.


Some German families settled in South Carolina. They were called the „Old Germans“ in Charleston and South Carolina.


Well known other than Horlbeck family are also the Siegling family and the Schnierle family.



On the following pages you can read how these families were connected, and also about some historical events of the process of settlements of South Carolina of German people.