Hungarian American

Hungarian American

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Hungarian Americans are American citizens of Hungarian descent. The constant influx of Hungarian immigrants was marked by several waves of sharp increase.

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Hungarians have been a part of America for as long as Europeans have settled the New World, with Hungarian Americans such as Michael de Kovats, the founder of the United States Cavalry, active in the American Revolution. Hungarians have maintained a constant state of immigration to the United States since then, however are best known for three principle waves of immigration.

Agoston Haraszthy, who settled in Wisconsin in 1840, was the first Hungarian to permanently settle in the United StatesBrian McGinty, Strong Wine: The Life and Legend of Agoston Haraszthy (Stanford University Press, 1998), 1.Útazás Éjszakamerikáában (Travels in North America), Pest, 1846, 2d ed., Pest, 1850; McGinty, Strong Wine: The Life and Legend of Agoston Haraszthy, 101. After he moved to California in 1849, Haraszthy founded the Buena Vista Vineyards in Sonoma (now Buena Vista Carneros) and imported more than 100,000 European wine cuttings for the use of California winemakers. He is widely remembered today as the "Father of California Viticulture" or the "Father of Modern Winemaking in California."Pinney, Thomas, A History of Wine in America (University of California...
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