German Immigrants Bring Traditions
German-Americans put Zinzinnati to work in the
German immigrants were responsible for developing industries that are considered "native" to Cincinnati, such as meat packing, the machine industry
Albert Stein, a German engineer, planned Zinzinnati's
Local banking grew out of the thriftiness of the German population. Germans established mutual savings societies and credit
Baking is yet another industry that Germans established in Zinzinnati. Rubel's and Klosterman's are just two that operated locally for decades. Unfortunately, Rubel's is no longer in business. There were also many small baking establishments operated by German-Americans in various Zinzinnati neighborhoods. In fact, there were so many German bakers that they even formed their own singing society - the Baeckergesangverein.
One of Zinzinnati's most prominent early citizens, Martin Baum, was a merchant, banker and real estate dealer, becoming one of the community's
Source: German-American Heritage Teaching Guide, Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann