Comment on Amish in Texas by Tom.
The book “The Amish in America, Settlements that failed 1840-1960″ by David Luthy is one of my favorites. I liked the short write up on Newberry, Michigan. Especially the part about the frost scaring people away in the fall. But that was nothing compared to what Kauffman reported about the three feet of snow that winter, and how the ground was covered for 6 months. (Page 182)The Upper Peninsula story of bears and dog sleds make this one of the most interesting parts of the book for me.