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Happy 400th!
A new Web site celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first German immigrant's arrival.

Johannes Fleischer, of Breslau, Silesia, arrived at Jamestown, Va., April 20, 1608 — the first German to set foot in the town English settlers had established the previous year. A new Web site called German Originality <> celebrates the 400th anniversary of his arrival and the heritage of the roughly 8 million German immigrants who followed.

After Fleischer's grueling six-month journey, during which his ship had been presumed lost, the doctor and botanist planned to catalog New World flora. But he died that summer, when many colonists suffered from malnutrition and dysentery.

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