11 responses to 5 Plain Amish Communities
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    Linda Umble
    Comment on Milroy? (June 1st, 2018 at 09:22)


    While I understand the Big Valley settlement in central PA is a combination of very conservative and more modern Amish – I can’t believe that this article didn’t discuss the “Nebraska” Amish who live around Milroy which is northeast of Belleville – the heart of the Big Valley. One can get off 322 at the Milroy exit and drive for several miles and just see the unpainted barns, the hardscrabble looking houses and the milk cans at the end of the driveways that indicate one is in a Nebraska settlement.

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      Comment on 5 Plain Amish Communities (June 1st, 2018 at 10:28)

      There are actually a lot that could have gone on this list; I just picked five 🙂

      It is a plain group, I’ve been in that community several times, one of my favorites to visit. Good description of the area.

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    Anita Martin
    Comment on MN and WI (June 1st, 2018 at 10:26)

    MN and WI

    There are several in MN and WI.

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    Tina Stubblefield
    Comment on Plain Amish (June 1st, 2018 at 20:48)

    Plain Amish

    The Amish in Seymour, MO are quite plain. They wear only blues and browns, have outhouses, open buggies only. They are friendly and very kind but not as modern as some I have read about.

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    Comment on Branch County (June 3rd, 2018 at 00:32)

    Branch County

    I have not been to the Branch County settlement, but likely encountered some of their members in the Angola, Indiana Wal-mart when I was a student at Trine (then Tri-State) University (prior to becoming German Baptist). I did notice that all most all the Amish we ever saw at Wal-mart there were very plain. One I spoke to about hunting gear was from Michigan and was exceptionally plain, with safety pins closing his shirt (it was the older pullover style that would usually have two buttons, available from Gohn Bros.). I wonder if this group is connected to the Amish in Fremont, Indiana which I noticed was very plain as well. No buggies were ever at the Angola Wal-mart, just the usual taxis.

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      Al in Ky
      Comment on 5 Plain Amish Communities (June 4th, 2018 at 17:13)

      There is also a rather plain Amish community at Hamilton/Alvarado, Indiana, not too far southeast of Angola.

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        Comment on 5 Plain Amish Communities (June 11th, 2018 at 12:50)

        We probably saw the ones from Hamilton/Alvarado as well. I remember speaking to one man who was from Wakarusa, which is a bit of a hike from Angola.

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    Dick Jump
    Comment on Enjoy Comments (June 14th, 2018 at 08:14)

    Enjoy Comments

    I enjoy reading the comments about the different Amish communities. I respect the Amish for their beliefs and living ways. I could not do as they do, but if we all tried to follow their way, I believe the world would be a better place.

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      Comment on 5 Plain Amish Communities (June 15th, 2018 at 07:21)

      Thanks Dick, glad to hear it. Generally speaking I agree there are a lot of positive aspects typical in Amish communities and families that many people want for today. Even if they don’t always realize it.

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    Kim Lavich
    Comment on Plain Amish (July 8th, 2018 at 12:08)

    Plain Amish

    We live in Northeastern lower Michigan near the towns of Hale and Whittemore. Our Amish neighbors are ‘plain’. They are friendly folk who keep nice farms. We have worked out a deal with them to get our fields hayed. We split the bales between us. Our nearest neighbor trains horses for buggy and plow.

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    Jason Miller
    Comment on Franklin County, Pa (September 27th, 2018 at 09:26)

    Franklin County, Pa

    There is a small community of very plain Amish in the Dry Run, Spring Run, Path Valley area in Franklin County Pa. They are extremely conservative using horses for everything, also in everyday activities. Are not considered swartzentruber but are about as conservative as I have ever seen. It would be interesting to see if Amish America could visit this area.

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