We are Americans of German origin. This is the case on both sides of the family.
Georg Pfeiffer emigrated from the Odenwald to New York in 1857, where he married a lady who came from a neighboring village in the old country and worked as a baker. They were Germans making a new life in the big city where names like Müller, Brenner and Haber soon joined the family tree.
The Braun family emigrated to the US much later. It was not until the middle of the 20th century that they journeyed to Chicago, where they also pursued the American dream. A family-run motel provided the economic base, and the next two generations of the family were born in the USA.
The the dream took a turn and led us all back to Germany.