German-Americans of Note

John A. Röbling was a German-born American civil engineer who designed the Brooklyn Bridge in New York in 1867.

John Augustus Röbling

Gustav Weisskopf (Whitehead) may have pre-dated the Wright brothers as the first heavier-than-air, powered, sustained flight. Newspaper accounts describe his flight in 1901, two years before the Wright brothers.

Gustav Albin Weisskopf with his flying machinne