25 responses to Canada Amish

  • John Telford
    Comment on Canada Amish (January 23rd, 2012 at 10:12)

    Staying with the Amish/Mennonites

    My wife and I are leaders of a Christian Church in the UK. We would like to enquire whether it is possible to stay/work with a family for 7 to 10 days in the Kitchener area, as we hope to come over this summer and also visit relatives in Niagra on the Lake.

    We have long had an interest in the communities and their life-style, and would like to experience it first hand, and exhange information about our Christian experience and life.

    If you could give an indication as to how we could go about this we would be most grateful.

    Many thanks in anticipation.

    Valerie and John Telford
    St. Albans, UK

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  • Katie Troyer
    Comment on Canada Amish (January 28th, 2012 at 14:12)

    I lived in Aylmer and worked at Pathway Publishers from 1977-1990.

  • Comment on Canada Amish (January 28th, 2012 at 14:30)

    No mention made of the ever growing number of Amish-Mennonite in the Dunsford/Lindsay/Cameron/Glenarm/Fenelon Falls area of Ontario. I have found 3 schools thus far and 3 established produce and baked good vendors from May-Dec. I have found a good 30 Amish farms in this area as well as a Furniture Maker, Harness Repair Shop, In-home Quilt Shops, Wooden Lawn Furniture Shop….

    • Katie Troyer
      Comment on Canada Amish (January 28th, 2012 at 17:44)

      I didn’t know the Lindsay Amish settlement is that big. I visited there about 5-6 years ago.

      • Kevin Nolk
        Comment on Canada Amish (April 20th, 2013 at 23:13)

        Lindsay help required please

        Shed/Pergola required

        I am looking for a hand quality wood shed with an area where we can dine with railing and a roof with windows and a door to accommodate my lawn tractor and garden equipment- Amish preferred craftsmanship. I used to live in Waterloo and appreciate their quality but I am flexible.

        I live in Bethany, ON, area and looking for appromiately 10x 10 or 10×12 size. Please get back to me with approx. quote- thank you.

        Kevin
        705-277-3304

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    • Kevin Nolk
      Comment on Canada Amish (April 20th, 2013 at 23:10)

      Shed/Pergola required

      I am looking for a hand quality wood shed with an area where we can dine with railing and a roof with windows and a door to accommodate my lawn tractor and garden equipment- Amish preferred craftsmanship. I used to live in Waterloo and appreciate their quality but I am flexible.

      I live in Bethany, ON, area and looking for appromiately 10x 10 or 10×12 size. Please get back to me with approx. quote- thank you.

      Kevin
      705-277-3304

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      • Allyson L
        Comment on Canada Amish (April 21st, 2013 at 00:16)

        Kevin,
        I know that on Glenarm Rd at the Birchpoint Rd intersection there is Zehrs Mart and they have some beautiful sheds that are all Amish made. It is on Glenarm btwn Birchpoint Rd & Killarney Bay Rd. I am good friends with that entire community and they are truly a wonderful group of Amish.
        They only have a couple phones in the community, I have each of those numbers should you be interested.

        As well there is a Mennonite run business, not sure of the name in Lindsay on King’s Wharf that make bunkies. I can get that info if you want.

        I highly recommend Zehrs, they have numerous on site for you to see.

        Contact me is you want.
        allyson1976 at yahoo dot com

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        • Kevin Nolk
          Comment on Canada Amish (April 21st, 2013 at 12:42)

          I would love to contact them about the sheds- do you have a phone number please? Thanks for your help, Kevin

          • Johanna
            Comment on Canada Amish (June 5th, 2013 at 14:32)

            You're Hilliarious

            Hope you have fun trying to find a phone number for the Amish……….duh they don’t have electricity. HA HA HA HA :) Had to laugh about that……

            • Allyson L
              Comment on Canada Amish (June 5th, 2013 at 15:18)

              Actually you do not need electricity to power a phone!
              The Mennonites that have businesses have phones and in the Amish community there are phones at the school houses and a couple businesses……so the Amish DO have phones!

  • Comment on Canada Amish (January 28th, 2012 at 18:14)

    I have a ton of pictures from the area. I should get them all up on my blog for you to see Katie! The area keeps growing! I am always shocked to see how many places there are! When I randomly stopped to a group of kids walking home when I asked home many were in there school the young lad told me there was 30 some kids.

    Come up for a visit and I will take you on a tour over that way Katie!

    • Katie Troyer
      Comment on Canada Amish (January 28th, 2012 at 18:42)

      I would love to make a trip up there again.

    • Susan
      Comment on Canada Amish (March 24th, 2013 at 07:42)

      Hi Allyson,

      I am about a year late, but wondering if you could provide me any specifics as to where to find Amish shops or farms in the Glenarm/Linsday area? I know much will be closed until summer but was hoping to take a bit of a road trip up around that area and would love to see some Amish culture. Thanks!

      • Allyson L
        Comment on Canada Amish (April 21st, 2013 at 11:58)

        Hi Susan
        Sorry so tardy with the reply, I totally missed this.
        Glenarm Rd is a good start point. Mainly between Birchpoint and Mark Rds. You just need to travel the back roads and you will see it all.
        On Mark Rd the is a bakery and produce (May-Dec)
        At Glenarm and Birchpoint there is a bakery/produce/outbuildings seller. (Year round)
        On Killarney Bay Rd there is a Quilt and Notions shop.
        If you make it to any of these places tell them Allyson sent you!
        Hope this gives you an idea.
        Allyson

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  • Carolyn B
    Comment on Canada Amish (January 28th, 2012 at 18:30)

    In a previous blog’s comments, Erik, someone mentioned making puzzles from your pictures. There are two pictures in this blog, the yellow house and the red schoolhouse, that would definitely get my vote. I’d love to stare at that yellow home for hours; it is so beautiful and serene-looking.

  • Mem
    Comment on Canada Amish (April 11th, 2012 at 10:21)

    Hi,
    I just discovered this great site!
    I live in “mennonite/amish ville” apparently… I work in Kitchener but in order to get to my home i have to pass through a lots of the above areas… Millbank is the most mennonite/amish populated area for sure. They have a “Zehr’s” country market… It has the BEST fruit during the summer…It’s a small country store and there is the Millbank cheese factory as well… Milverton has the best bakery! fresh bread and some pastry at around noon time daily.

    Lucknow is another area that i spend my weekend at… there is a butcher shop…and the bakery as well… the ladies that run it are mennonite for sure!

    outside of Lucknow there is a large population of mennonites! BUT they are moving further up north!
    especially the “younglins” who can’t afford to purchase the big properties and land that their fathers were able to afford.
    they have started moving up closer to Sault ste marie

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    • Mem
      Comment on Canada Amish (April 11th, 2012 at 10:58)

      *correction

      outside of Lucknow there is a large population of AMISH! BUT they are moving further up north!

      and i know this for a fact because my father does business deals with them and they do come work for us when we are building new structures… ie: shed, garage, house addition

  • Cynthia Conrad
    Comment on Canada Amish (December 26th, 2012 at 14:24)

    Lifestyle of Canadian Amish

    Hello:

    I was wondering what the lifestyle of the Canadian old order Amish is like. There is so much known about the American Amish, but I would like to know more about the Canadian Amish. Are the men required to wear beards and a certain hairstyle? Are they open to outsiders, especially those interested in joining the religion? Whatever info is available, I would like to receive it.

    Thanks.

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  • nelson
    Comment on Canada Amish (March 24th, 2013 at 12:17)

    Alymer Ontario Amish....

    if you go to visit the Alymer Ontario Amish…You might find a man there by the name of David Luthy who came to the Amish……
    try to join that community if you can.. but remember Amish lifestyle never brought Salvation to anybody and never will.
    while you are there try to find out what the reason is that so many young people leave the Amish there, and you might be find it very interesting that most of David Luthi’s children have followed their fathers example.

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  • nelson
    Comment on Canada Amish (March 24th, 2013 at 12:19)

    correction

    have NOT followed their fathers example.

  • Lauren Futch – North Carolina
    Comment on Canada Amish (March 25th, 2013 at 14:56)

    Orthodox Mennonites

    Erik,

    Have you ever heard of the Orthodox Mennonites that are found in Ontario? Mark Burr has some really great photos of this group on his Flickr account…that is where I originally learned that there was such a thing.

    Usually, one can tell an Old Order Mennonite from the Amish by dress alone…but the Orthodox Mennonites are VERY similar looking to the Amish in clothing style.

  • Orva Bontrager
    Comment on Canada Amish (April 7th, 2013 at 12:46)

    How different??

    Hi! Nelson ,How much Difference are those people today than were their fathers??/ And in what manner ?? I have grown up in the Old Order Amish Community in Kenton, Ohio !!! I was Ex-Communicated ever since 1984!! So long for now . Only– Orva Bontrager

  • Lee Ann
    Comment on Canada Amish (March 10th, 2014 at 15:49)

    Origins of Canadian Amish

    I have read many books on the Amish, but can not find what I am looking for. I have visited Milverton, ON, and was somewhat surprised by the open carriages. Although I have since read about them and this tradition, I still don’t know why. And, particularly, where did these Amish come from? Are they Swiss Amish? What affiliation are they? Or are they an affiliation unto themselves? Why the open carriages?

    Also, where and when is the auction? I’d love to go.

    Thanks!

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    • Comment on Canada Amish (March 17th, 2014 at 21:28)

      Milverton, Ontario Amish

      Interesting question about Canada’s oldest community Lee Ann. According to the affiliation listing in the book The Amish (p. 139), Milverton and its related settlements do comprise their own affiliation (comprising 12 church districts spread across 4 settlements).

      Though they have the open buggies in common this is not considered a Swiss group but a distinct Amish group which was settled directly in Canada by Amish from Europe (rather than American Amish settling in Canada as happened post-WWII). The other communities associated with Milverton are at Chesley, Clifford, and Tiverton/Bervie/Kincardine.

      You’ll find a little more about this group’s transportation and technology in Stephen Scott’s books Plain Buggies and Living Without Electricity. There is also an article on a 2012 Amish auction in the Milverton area: http://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/2012/07/24/thousands-at-amish-auction-sale

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      • Lee Ann
        Comment on Canada Amish (March 20th, 2014 at 10:35)

        Thanks, Eric! Your response was really helpful and cleared up a lot of confusion for me. I appreciate it! I hope to go back to Milverton this summer.
        Lee Ann

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