In Detroit , most German immigrants settled in an area known as Germantown, located between the Jefferson and Gratiot Avenue corridors. Many opened shops and businesses ranging from breweries to tailoring shops to tanneries. Harmonie Park was as important center of Germantown . Greek immigrants moved into a part of Germantown that later became known as Greektown.
Some of Detroit’s most well known German immigrants include Oscar Meyer, whose career began as a butcher in Detroit’s Germantown before his moniker became a famous brand name for packaged hot dogs and cold cuts, Albert Kahn, a young German immigrant, designed the General Motors headquarters in the 1920’s, Walter P. Chrysler, the son of German immigrants, who launched the Chrysler Corporation. and Walter P. Reuther, the son of German immigrants, was elected to the presidency of the United Auto Workers union in 1946.