9 responses to History of Amish names: Stoltzfus
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    Comment on History of Amish names: Stoltzfus (January 6th, 2009 at 10:02)

    Interesting! My daughter’s Amish penpal is a Stoltzfus. I think I’ll print this and let her mail it to her. She probably already knows this, but maybe not…

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    Erik Wesner
    Comment on History of Amish names: Stoltzfus (January 11th, 2009 at 15:21)

    Hope she finds it interesting!

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    Adrian Whicker
    Comment on History of Amish names: Stoltzfus (January 15th, 2009 at 07:12)

    I am friends with an Amish family, last name Miller, in Lancaster County & Wayne County, IN. The parents moved to Wayne County in the mid 1990s. Anyway, the mother was a Stoltzfus (as were both of her parents), the father’s mother was a Stoltzfoos. The oldest son married a Stoltzfus, the only daughter married a Stoltzfus, the next oldest son married a Stoltzfus, and another son married a Stoltzfus. Two other sons married Peacheys. There is one son left, so hopefully he throws them a curve ball and marries a Petersheim or a Beiler!

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    nancy banister
    Comment on History of Amish names: Stoltzfus (September 11th, 2009 at 17:10)

    i am of amish descent from penn.also…my father left the amish when he married my mother, an ‘english’ girl. he raised 5 girls and 5 boys here in ohio(southeast.) his name is jacob miller and mother is rebekka. my husband is also jacob and he is also of amish descent. we have 4 children and we live in a wonderful ‘english’ area called west union, ohio. there are several amish families surrounding us and we are all good friends.
    nancy miller banister

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    Randal Glick
    Comment on History of Amish names: Stoltzfus (October 25th, 2009 at 11:34)

    I also am from Penn. and of Amish descent, my father being raised amish but choosing not to join. This allows me to still be in contact with my cousins, most who are still amish,but culture diffrecences make it a little awkward to hold a relationship with them. But for my childrens sake and mine, maybe in time,theese obsticals will be traversed. Any way, my last name being Glick, has some interesting history that i could use some help confiming. Supposedly the first Glick was a jewish boy taken in by a swiss family, any info on this would be greatly appreciated. I know for a fact that glick in many forms is a common jewish name.

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    Comment on History of Amish names: Stoltzfus (October 25th, 2009 at 12:07)

    Hi Randall, thanks for commenting–that is itneresting and I will check what sources I have to see if there is anything on your last name.

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      Comment on Stoltzfus Project this year (April 5th, 2017 at 05:49)

      Stoltzfus Project this year

      On May 4 Elam Stoltzfus and son Nic will tell of their Florida documentaries (latest The Florida Cattle Drive) and their plans to document the Stoltzfus Story.

      On Saturday May 6 the annual Benefit auction at the House.

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    Bob Rosier
    Comment on History of Amish names: Stoltzfus (December 15th, 2010 at 19:12)

    I have been doing Genealogy on Stoltzfus. I have never found any information on Nicholas’s other son (or other daughter for that matter). I have lots of data on Christian’s line.

    Somewhere it mentioned that his other son may have died soon after arriving in America, but I have never been able to confirm.

    “Family Life” has always had great information and I always look forward to each issue.

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      Dave Coleman
      Comment on Stoltzfus Info (December 8th, 2014 at 17:28)

      Stoltzfus Info

      There is a Facebook page and a website for the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead, the House and Barn have been restored it is close to Reading PA. There are some links on their page that can give you more of the history.

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