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Canada Amish

Comment #171013 by Sean richard on 16.08.17, 22:31

I live in woodstock New Brunswick Canada and there is a old order Amish community here and also one in Perth Andover New Brunswick so there not all in Ontario.

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Amish Barns - Kentucky

Comment #171010 by T Core Plus Testosterone on 16.08.17, 21:40

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Amish Barns - Ohio

Comment #170998 by Patrick and Cindy on 16.08.17, 16:32

Hello – recently we visited a historic farm and asked who built their newer barn. We were told it was built by Amish and we would love to have someone give us some ideas for a similar barn to be built on our property. I believe he said Wooster, but not sure. This barn is at Indian Creek in New Carlisle, OH. Thank you

Pat and Cindy

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Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Map

Comment #170995 by Angie on 16.08.17, 15:41

As another poster mentioned the Amish are the most conservative. My understanding is that the Mennonite are more advanced in that they use electricity and drive vehicles. Regarding the “Hippies”, there is a community of folks in Summertown (just north of Ethridge) that are a little more “free spirited”. They are not associated with the Amish, just happen to be in the same general vicinity. Their commune is called “The Farm”.

Responding to Denise about Milk or Meat. There are some who offer eggs, butter and jams. But I have never seen a farm advertise any meat or milk. You might ask around if anyone knows of anyone, just be cautious, some Amish find it offensive if you ask to purchase something they do not advertise for sale.

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10 Years On, Amish Thrive In A Far-Flung Corner Of Maine

Comment #170994 by Genevieve on 16.08.17, 15:19

We have several Amish arrive this Spring to our quiet rural community, Whitefield. This is midcoast Maine, about 250 miles south of Ft Fairfield. They seem to have settled in and I expect more will arrive. Since most of us would like to keep Whitefield as a rural farming community, this seems like a perfect fit

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The Amish Grew By 100,000 The Past Decade: 2017 Population Estimates

Comment #170951 by Roger on 16.08.17, 00:16

Amish in Halifax County, VA have over 65 families in 2 church districts as of August, 2017.

Recently a buggy was struck near Nathalie and demolished by a speeding red truck which gave no indication of slowing down or trying to pass. Amish man and his daughter suffered cuts & bruises, but no broken bones.

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10 Years On, Amish Thrive In A Far-Flung Corner Of Maine

Comment #170950 by Jess on 15.08.17, 23:58

Quite a bit in my area is what I meant to type!

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10 Years On, Amish Thrive In A Far-Flung Corner Of Maine

Comment #170949 by Jess on 15.08.17, 23:56

It is great to see a new community thrive. I too would enjoy fiture updates of this settlement. The Amish in my area too, have grown quite. But in the last 5 years. We didn’t really know of any in our immediate area, but we now have a few that are “close” neighbors. I forget, but I thought I last heard they have around 30 families now? We are in/near the Becker County, MN settlement.

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10 Years On, Amish Thrive In A Far-Flung Corner Of Maine

Comment #170925 by Al in Ky on 15.08.17, 14:42

This was an interesting article about a settlement so far from any others. The Swartz. Amish I know are very active in traveling via bus or train to other settlements for weddings, funerals, visiting relatives, etc. I wonder if the Swartz. Amish at Fort Fairfield do as much traveling.

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Don Curtis 1922 - 2017

Comment #170921 by Debbie H on 15.08.17, 12:48

I too will miss Don on this forum. I had recently been wondering why he had not posted lately. I haven’t been much for posting lately either so I just assumed he was busy. I pray peace and comfort for Mark and the family.

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10 Years On, Amish Thrive In A Far-Flung Corner Of Maine

Comment #170919 by Alice Mary on 15.08.17, 11:50

It’s always nice to hear of a new Amish community that’s actually thriving. I’d like to know how the “locals” (non-Amish) have helped their new Amish neighbors adapt and survive there. Long winters can grate on everyone’s nerves, and I would imagine it being more difficult in a Swartzentruber community.

I wish them continued prosperity. I hope we re-visit this community over the years to track their (hopefully) progress.

Alice Mary

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One man's view of Amish women

Comment #170845 by Bonnie on 13.08.17, 19:56

I don’t think the writer of this article knows very many Amish women. He seems a wee bit disrespectful. Maybe I should write an article about my opinion of English men. Why is the writer’s name not on the article, or did I miss it? I’m surprised if Amish America published an anonymous piece.

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Which Bible do the Amish use?

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Drug & Alcohol Concerns for Ohio Amish

Comment #170805 by Piano Dealer on 12.08.17, 22:18

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I will bookmark your blog and take a look at once more here frequently.
I’m quite certain I will learn a lot of new stuff right right here!
Good luck for the next!

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Why don't Amish discuss pregnancy?

Comment #170795 by Diane Lannen on 12.08.17, 17:21

It was nice reading all of these comments. Today, I encountered a young Amish lady whom married in the Fall. As I hugged her, since I hadn’t seen her since she married, I could tell she was pregnant. I got all excited for her and began asking the routine questions. When are you due, etc. She clammed up and was not answering me. I was very puzzled, asking, “Don’t you know how far along you are?”She quietly, with her head down, said, “We don’t talk about it.” I felt so embarrassed. I did not know this about the Amish. Glad I found this read to better understand some of the reasons.
I am Christian and was having trouble understanding why God’s miracle was not embraced and joyful for the Amish. I understand more having read all of the comments. I sure hope she will not hold it against me. I can’t wait to see her again and maybe hold her dear child.

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Don Curtis 1922 - 2017

Comment #170791 by Loretta Shumpert on 12.08.17, 15:49

I feel melancholy to read of Don’s passing. I always enjoyed his posts and the fact that he wanted to contribute and took the time. Felt like a beloved family member, and like someone said, miss him already. We were immensely blessed by his presence.
Thank you, Erik, for all that you do.

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An Amish Couple Answers Questions - On Health Care, Mutual Aid, and How Church Rules Change (Video)

Comment #170776 by Terry from Wisc on 12.08.17, 08:24

Good morning,
When the Amish started buying English farms and moving into my hometown area, tongues were wagging about the changes that they made that the locals didn’t agree with. Often you’d hear that the previous owners had remodeled their houses and the Mrs had a beautiful kitchen and I wonder what it looks like now? And why would they take the bathroom out and put an outhouse up? What nonsense!!! What’s wrong with those people? And what is an ordnung anyway? This was happening in the early 1960’s, and as I have stated in the past, the community was obtaining an education!

As Maudie says in the Budget: Make it a good day!

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7 Days Of Recipes From An Amish Kitchen

Comment #170753 by Donna Mixon on 11.08.17, 21:01

OH MY!

The Jello salad is a holiday special in our family and it is AMAZING!!!!!

My girls don’t want the cottage cheese in it, but otherwise it is delicious!

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What language do the Amish speak?

Comment #170745 by Rebecca on 11.08.17, 16:54

Ah but there are many things written in Pennsylvania Dutch/German.

The Bible:
https://www.bible.com/bible/1455/JHN.1.pdcb

and many other publications on this website:
https://www.jw.org/pdc/

as well as videos:
https://www.jw.org/pdc/publications/videos/#pdc/categories/AllVideos

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Amish Sheds

Comment #170743 by Bill Martin on 11.08.17, 15:03

Looking for Amish shed builders in Tennessee Amish community.

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Don Curtis 1922 - 2017

Comment #170735 by Alice M Aber on 11.08.17, 12:54

Although I have not commented in some time I have kept up with the site as much as possible. I am so terribly sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I enjoyed reading his comments, posts and stories. My heart and prayers go out to Mark, family and close friends. Don’s presence will be greatly missed.

Blessings, Alice

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Don Curtis 1922 - 2017

Comment #170734 by KimH on 11.08.17, 12:47

Aww…It feels like one of our own family members have passed on.. in a way Don was a family member..An Amish America family member.

He’ll be so very missed by so many of us. I always enjoyed his comments and his style..

My deepest condolences to Mark, his family, and his friends.

Godspeed Don!!

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The Amish Grew By 100,000 The Past Decade: 2017 Population Estimates

Comment #170730 by Erik/Amish America on 11.08.17, 11:51

I am not aware of one Al, but perhaps David Luthy or JAPAS will have one in the not too distant future. The last one came out in 2013 and it seems there has been a pattern of doing these updates every 5 years.

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The Amish Grew By 100,000 The Past Decade: 2017 Population Estimates

Comment #170729 by Erik/Amish America on 11.08.17, 11:49

It is an interesting topic to consider. http://amishamerica.com/7-million-amish-by-2100/

As far as fastest-growing, I am not sure. From statistics in the book An Amish Paradox, the Andy Weaver group had the highest retention of the Holmes County groups at 97% (higher than the Swartzentruber 90%). And based on the 2005 HC Amish Directory they also had the largest family size, so I’d assume they’d be in consideration for one of the fastest-growing groups.

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Don Curtis 1922 - 2017

Comment #170728 by Alice Mary on 11.08.17, 11:35

I always made a point to read Don’s postings, and found I learned quite a bit from him about the Amish–and not only via his posts about Mark, his Amish son. He had a unique perspective, and I wish I could have met him in person. I miss his posts already. God rest his soul and my sympathies to Mark, his family and his many, many friends.

Alice Mary

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