12 responses to Amish in Montana
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    Richard
    Comment on www.Amishstorys.com (May 27th, 2011 at 10:32)

    www.Amishstorys.com

    Montana big and vast, with so much beautiful land just perfect i think for these hardy Amish settlers. Richard from Lebanon county’s Amish settlement.

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    Robin Wyatt
    Comment on Amish in Montana (May 27th, 2011 at 11:20)

    If I was to become Amish or Mennonite, Montana would be the place I would go. I hate the heat so the south would be OUT! It does have beautiful sights and refreshing air.

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    Richard
    Comment on www.Amishstorys.com (May 27th, 2011 at 11:31)

    www.Amishstorys.com

    Im with you on that Robin. Id get a log cabin of my own with a stone fire place. But im really very happy where im at to be honest,this is my slice of heaven over in the Lancaster area. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon county.

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    Katie Troyer
    Comment on Amish in Montana (May 27th, 2011 at 13:13)

    The post office in PInecraft Florida is owned and operated by the Amish. Some years ago the postal system was wanting to close this post office and so instead the Amish bought it.

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    Comment on Postmaster (May 28th, 2011 at 00:26)

    Postmaster

    Ah, that’s right Katie, of course. Leave it to Pinecraft to do things a little differently :)

    But do you happen to know if anyone at Pinecraft holds the title “postmaster” or something similar?

    From what I understand a lot of post office buildings in the US are actually privately owned, but leased to the government. They are then staffed with postal workers and operated by the gov’t.

    However the Pinecraft P.O. has always puzzled me. Are the Amish who operate it actually postal (government) workers? Or is it a looser arrangement (ie Amish loophole 😉 )?

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    Lowell
    Comment on radon mines (May 28th, 2011 at 08:36)

    radon mines

    I understand that many Amish will visit Montana for the purpose of sitting in the Radon mines. I spoke to a Kalona Amishman who indicated he takes the train to Montana 1-2x a year to sit in the radon mines and found to be very helpful for his chronic pain.

    Another Amish story; While fishing in West Kootinai I asked one of the locals how they were getting along with the Amish in Rexford. He indicated they were getting along well. He indicated that he thinks they are very poor. I asked why. He said that whenever he hauls them somewhere they pile lots of people in his vehicle. I smiled and didn’t respond, knowing that in most Amish communities that is the trend until drivers started to charge by the head .:)

    Lowell

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    OldKat
    Comment on Amish in Montana (May 28th, 2011 at 15:53)

    The first story is interesting, Lowell. The second is interesting AND funny!

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    Comment on Request for direction w/ad placement (June 5th, 2012 at 13:00)

    Request for direction w/ad placement

    We have an immediate opening for a ranch hand/wrangler position on our ranch that we would like to offer to the Montana Amish Communities. We are searching for a specific contact to the Montana Community, or a means to place our ad for this position before them. Please advise? Thank you.

    http://www.lonesomedoveguestranch.com/

    LonesomeDoveGR@aol.com

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    Melanie Powell
    Comment on Joining Beachy Amish (March 18th, 2013 at 12:51)

    Joining Beachy Amish

    I am very interested in joining a Beachy Amish group. I was raised in the south, have spent much of the last 8 years in the Pacific Northwest, and am moving to Montana in 3 weeks. I am very old-fashioned and have been since birth. My mother used to have to fight to get me into jeans as a girl, because I have always wanted to wear dresses. Modest dresses. I have some ladies in Pennsylvania who make my dresses for me now. I am very conservative and find a hard time fitting into today’s modern world. I also have a medical condition called Epilepsy. I am 43, and when I was 27-28 years old (1996) I had brain surgery to stop my seizures. I went from having 40-50 seizures a week to going as long as 7 years without any. But because I was nearly 30 before I held a full-time job, and have limited job experience, I struggle to survive in the world we now live in. I have a son, now 20, who is grown and no other children. Long story short, my first husband abandoned me , before my surgery was done, with a 7 1/2 month old and I raised him alone with my parents help. I remarried, briefly when my son was about 10, but the man hit me in front of my son and was abusive. He died 4 years later. I divorced him after 1 year. *I’m sorry, but I have seen much abuse where I come from and refuse to stay in such an environment. I have always been “different” from the majority of the world in how I dressed, behaved,and stuck to moral principals. I am not perfect, but I am a believer. I was saved at age 8 and baptized twice actually…I wanted to rededicate my life at 17. I am a simple person but not stupid and seek a simple life, out of the chaos of the world. Any hope that I might be accepted in a New Order (Beachy) community?

    Melanie
    patchesmdp@aol.com

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      Linda
      Comment on Amish in Montana (March 27th, 2013 at 17:07)

      Melanie, maybe you could inquire with the New Order Amish in St. Ignatius, Montana, or with Gold Creek Christian Fellowship in Gold Creek, Montana. Gold Creek is affiliated with the Mennonite Christian Fellowship congregations, also known as the Fellowship churches, which are like a strict or conservative Beachy Amish church. THE BUDGET newspaper also lists a plain Mennonite group in Fairfield, Montana. Or you could visit the Beachy Amish-Mennonite website,
      www.beachyam.org/locate.htm

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        Melanie Powell
        Comment on Amish in Montana (March 28th, 2013 at 09:42)

        Thank you Linda!

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    Richard Walker
    Comment on Looking for Maquota Iowa family (March 30th, 2013 at 17:03)

    Looking for Maquota Iowa family

    Amish family and 8 other families moved from Maquota,Iowa to an area near Ashville approximately 7 years ago. JOHN and his brother used to assist removing old wooden buildings at the former Savanna Army Depot in Illinois.
    I cannot remember their family name.
    His sister was teaching at their local school.

    I would really like to talk with him again.
    My email address is saw1@mchsi.com

    Richard Walker

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