10 responses to Amish in Kansas
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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Amish in Kansas (November 21st, 2010 at 08:27)

    I am finding it very interesting how different Amish can be from settlement to settlement. I guess in a sense it is not much different than our various denominations in the secular world. We all have similarities yet differences. I am finding these postings very educational. Thanks Erik for your hard work!!

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    Comment on Amish in Kansas (November 21st, 2010 at 11:20)

    My hubby will like this being as he is from Kansas. we have visited several stores at the Yoder district.

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    Comment on Amish in Kansas (November 21st, 2010 at 12:33)

    Keep up the good work; any information about the Amish is of great interest to me!

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    Comment on Amish in Kansas (November 21st, 2010 at 19:14)

    Thanks everyone, glad you enjoyed the posts–and Alice I had a chance to respond to your comments on the Kansas Amish state guide page, thanks for raising those interesting points.

    I enjoyed learning a bit more about Yoder Heritage Day (and particularly the buggy racing!) while researching this entry.

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    Comment on More Info wanted (April 11th, 2011 at 11:06)

    More Info wanted

    How can I learn more about the Amish in Yoder? I have visited there often and it seems all the stores have electricity. Are the stores owned and ran by the Amish? If electricity is allowed in the stores, is it allowed in their homes as well? Do the Amish children attend public school in Yoder? Where do they attend church? Is it in their own homes or do they have a church building?

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    Comment on Yoder Amish (April 12th, 2011 at 06:13)

    Yoder Amish

    Hi Sharon, did you follow the link above and go to the Kansas Amish state guide entry already? There is some more info there on Yoder:


    Most Amish (99%) attend church at home, which I suspect would be the case at Yoder (occasionally Amish worship in meetinghouses, but that is quite rare). If Amish are working in the businesses, and they seem fairly low-tech and plain, there is a good chance they are owned and run by Amish.

    The Amish at Yoder are fairly progressive technologically. Generally Amish do not have electric in the home but sometimes in businesses particulary if it is a rented building. There is some variation on this in some groups.

    If you have general questions on Amish, I’d recommend checking out this resource I put together:


    There are 75 short articles on a wide variety of topics (church, electricity, etc). They are arranged alphabetically so should be easy to find. Hope that helps!

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    Comment on Amish events? (September 19th, 2011 at 19:15)

    Amish events?

    My husband and I travel thru Kansas and Missouri attending the school auctions and have enjoyed that for many years. We are trying to find other events to attend during the winter months, especially Thanksgiving time. Jamesport has a craft and quilt show on that weekend and I wondered if anyone knew of other events during the winter. I love Yoder Days also.

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    Christina Pasini
    Comment on about amish jam (December 31st, 2012 at 19:23)

    about amish jam

    I really do like the amish jam. And woundering how I can get some amish jam without traveling far. I do live in Oklahoma. i was woundering if amish live in Oklahoma?

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    Comment on Jelly (December 31st, 2012 at 22:00)


    There are several settlements in Oklahoma. Chouteau and Clarita are the ones I’ve heard about. I went to an Amish store in Chouteau but have never visited Clarita. Maybe that’s not too far for you.

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    Penny jones
    Comment on Amish in Kansas (June 5th, 2015 at 15:48)

    Is there any settlements you can shop at for spices and food around Topeka, Kansas?

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