Germans were the largest group of non-English speaking Europeans to settle in colonial America. Between 1683 and 1776, roughly 120,000 German-speaking immigrants arrived in the colonies. Read more HERE.
Someone asked me yesterday how the museum ended up with the houses. The museum moved them here. I believe they were soon to be demolished so the museum took them, shipped them here and rebuilt them.
If you live anywhere near this area, you really need to go to this museum. It's really one of my favorites now!