61 responses to Michigan Amish
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    Scott Tennant
    Comment on Amish Business Directory (July 6th, 2012 at 13:08)

    Amish Business Directory

    Is anyone familiar with any amish business directories out there? I am familiar with the one in Lancaster county made by DavCo. I am wondering if there are others. If not, does anyone have any insight as to why that might be? Davco seems to make millions off of these ads, and I am surprised that that arent more like it.

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      Comment on Amish directory s (December 7th, 2016 at 15:22)

      Amish directory s

      There is a large shop directory from Ohio every year in the Budget!

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    Comment on Metal Roll Former (September 27th, 2012 at 10:29)

    Metal Roll Former

    Any Amish Roll Forming Company In Michigan.

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      Comment on I know of several (February 15th, 2017 at 17:30)

      I know of several

      I have visited one in Gladwin and another in Sanilac County.

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    Comment on Michigan (October 12th, 2012 at 14:35)


    Does anyone know (factually) why so many Amish families/communites have left/failed (in) Michigan? Is this still the trend or are more families now moving to Michigan? Thanks, John

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      Comment on Michigan Amish (August 4th, 2018 at 23:32)

      Michigan Amish

      There are actually a lot of Amish communities in Michigan….Ovid, Marion, Manton, Clare, and several others. Manton is only a 20 drive from my whom, where I buy many items ftom Pleasant Valley Market.

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    Comment on Fremont MI Amish (November 16th, 2012 at 14:59)

    Fremont MI Amish

    Just returned from Fremont MI. It was unbelievable the amount of Amish that live within a 10 mile radius of the town. We stopped at 3 different grocery/bulk food stores, all Amish owned & operated.
    I am not sure on the number of districts but would guess at least 4 or 5. We also stopped at 2 different houses with bake goods for sale.

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      Comment on Fremont Amish (January 29th, 2015 at 13:47)

      Fremont Amish

      The Amish community in Fremont seems to have grown a lot in the last10-15 years. I remember going to Troyer’s Footwear & Tack as a kid and there are many more Amish families near there than I remember as a kid.

      Wish I could become Amish!

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      Shirley K. Kuiper
      Comment on Locate stores (May 30th, 2016 at 17:44)

      Locate stores

      Interested in visiting and shopping at stores mentioned.

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      Comment on McAmish (June 17th, 2017 at 08:39)


      The McDonald’s in Fremont is the only one I’ve seen with a hitching post for horse-drawn buggies. Which surprised me at first. I don’t suppose a Happy Meal would be appropriate for the kids, but there’s nothing particularly modern about buying a hamburger and fries with a coffee during a trip into town.

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    Comment on Michigan Amish (November 29th, 2012 at 20:49)

    Are there any opportunities to stay in an Amish community in Michigan? Even just stay nearby and interact with the people? I just wrote an article about the Amish for my university and I am just so interested and passionate about learning more.

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      Comment on Michigan Amish (January 26th, 2013 at 15:35)

      Morgan, we are open to your idea, but would like to make contact first. If you are still interested, call 231-743-9562.

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        Comment on Mr.Yoder. (September 26th, 2013 at 22:04)


        It is funny seeing you on here.

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      Dan Stewart
      Comment on Amish fire safety (November 7th, 2016 at 10:10)

      Amish fire safety

      Hey there,

      What I find interesting about the Amish is that in most of the progressive to moderately progressive communities they are very conscious of what fire can do to their homes and families.

      There are a considerate amount of fires in Amish households or out buildings.

      In the most progressive areas in northern Indiana and Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois and other states it is not uncommon to see a lot of smoke detectors, heat detectors, C.O. detectors and extinguishers in their home. (I have been hundreds of homes)

      They are not always treated fairly and can average 3 to 5 thousand dollars of product in their homes. I have been trying to stop this expensive proposition to them for years.


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    Sandy Miller
    Comment on The Amish (April 29th, 2013 at 23:02)

    The Amish

    I live in the largest group of Amish in Michigan were in Nottawa and Centreville area. I had an adopted amish grand parents from Nottawa. My neighbors are Amish. They seem to know about things that are very helpful to us all. you just get to know when and where to go for the best. Some great history here in st joseph county to learn and to ponder. We have them every where even in Leonidas and now headed trowards sturgis area also in Colon michigan and Burr Oak. so you see there is alot here.

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    Comment on Marlette (June 21st, 2013 at 15:52)


    I did not see anything about the Amish in Marlette, MI There was a couple selling bakery items in Clio today, and she said they were from Marlette. Is this a fairly new settlement? Thank you.

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    Kelcey Evans
    Comment on Michigan Amish (June 21st, 2013 at 20:14)

    Looking to donate a Singer pedal sewing machine. Can anyone direct me to where to contact.

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    Comment on Amish in Fremont (August 14th, 2013 at 12:50)

    Amish in Fremont

    I was born and raise in Fremont Michigan. The Amish here are really nice. In 2008, we had Amish neighbors. When we first moved in the wife and little ones brought us home made bread. The husband would mow our grass in exchange for rides to town.

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    Cetandi Bolger
    Comment on response to Michigans new anti farming law (May 5th, 2014 at 16:46)

    response to Michigans new anti farming law

    I am finding articles such as this: http://www.inquisitr.com/1235774/michigan-loses-right-to-farm-this-week-a-farewell-to-backyard-chickens-and-beekeepers/
    And I am wondering if there is a response in the Amish communities? Or if Amish are excluded from this new law? Either way, I am an activist, and this is what I do….connect the dots 🙂 It is a concern because is many states I know people that have had their back and front yards dug up by city officials because they had Ornamental gardening only laws. I am concerned for the Amish way of life to continue, and also for those who live off what they eat and raise, and I would think that connecting with the Amish communities on this issue would be advantageous to anyone who wishes to stay out of the market to eat 🙂

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    Pilgrim on Planet Earth
    Comment on Daniel (November 15th, 2014 at 13:46)


    Hey there Yoder,
    Did not know that Marion Amish allowed internet,,, surprised to see you online, an Old Order Deacon

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    Pat Chamberlain
    Comment on Michigan Amish (December 1st, 2014 at 05:27)

    We have an old barn built in the 1930’s. It is two story and made from California redwoods I have been told. Can not afford upkeep, but don’t want to see it fall apart. Would anyone be interested in saving and moving it?

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    Mary Boseak – Robert
    Comment on Sanilac County MI Amish Communities (February 13th, 2015 at 17:52)

    Sanilac County MI Amish Communities

    We have a Very large community of Amish in Sanilac Co. MI All through Brown City & Marlette. The Amish now have 5 schools just in Brown City. They have many businesses in both cities. Please can you update your site to include these.

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      Comment on Michigan Amish (February 21st, 2015 at 09:51)

      Thanks Mary, yes we have Sanilac (Marlette and Brown City) listed already above. And we’ll be doing a general update of all these state guide pages soon.

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    Michelle still so
    Comment on looking for childs rocking chairs (March 13th, 2015 at 22:58)

    looking for childs rocking chairs

    hi am looking for two childrens rocking chairs for my two year old granddaughters. I would much rather purchase from a small family business then a large furniture store that carries Amish and other large company furniture. I live in Arizona but the chairs would be needed in lansing/Grand Rapids area. Thank you for ant direction anyone can give me in purchasing a beautiful handcrafted rocking chair.

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    Michelle stilson
    Comment on looking for childs rocking chairs (March 13th, 2015 at 23:02)

    looking for childs rocking chairs

    i am in need of two childrens rocking chairs for my granddaughters. I would love to purchase from a small family business vs a large company. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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      Comment on Child's Rocking Chair (March 17th, 2015 at 11:21)

      Child's Rocking Chair

      Natural Log Home Products in Michigan has Bent Wood Hickory rockers with a twig or bark look, in a child size. They have a Michigan-made rocking chair with a solid seat, and an Ohio-made rocker. I understand that bent hickory rockers are not apt to be made in huge factories.

      Natural Log Home Products
      18814 M 115
      Marion, MI 49665
      (231) 743-6645

      Here’s a link about Michigan Amish Furniture:

      Children’s Rocking Chairs, for an idea what is available on the market:

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        Comment on Michigan Amish (March 17th, 2015 at 11:43)

        Thank you so much, I will check out the links:)

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    Comment on Michigan Amish (June 26th, 2015 at 11:20)

    recently “several” amish families are moving to the sault ste. marie, mi area…with more coming, the story is they are from wisconsin…i hope they enjoy 9 months of winter

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      Comment on Amish in The Soo (July 5th, 2015 at 09:38)

      Amish in The Soo

      Yes I see them all the time now here in The Soo. They will be selling baked goods Fri and Sat on 129. I stopped by the other day to try it out. My first experience they probably thought ai was crazy in my red white and blue for 4th of July

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    Comment on clare county (July 5th, 2015 at 11:59)

    clare county

    On old 27 and Clare exit, the Amish used to sell goods on the side of the road. I noticed a sign was put up that says “no selling of goods in right of way (ROW) pa 510. I heard a Walmart is going in there. I googled ROW pa 510 thinking it was a county ordinance. Comes up a rule in Pennsylvania.

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      Comment on Amish Bakery in Clare (July 5th, 2015 at 17:06)

      Amish Bakery in Clare

      There is an Amish Bakery on Eberhart Rd. in Clare Mi. If you get off at the Clare exit go north on Clare Ave or old 27 up to where Jay’s sporting goods is there is a gas station on the west side of the road turn right on Surrey rd. Go down 1 mile to Eberhart. Turn left and go down about 1/2 mile and there it is. They had wonderful cinnamon rolls and pumpkin rolls but go early if you go on a holiday weekend they sell out early. There are white signs to follow once you get to Eberhart. Check it out

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    Muriel Christine Moore
    Comment on looking for family (December 24th, 2015 at 02:12)

    looking for family

    I’m not exactly where to start so I figured I could just start asking everywhere. I am looking for my family on my biological fathers’ side. The only information I have is that they all changed their names, the last name is Byers and I know a few first names. My biological father’s name is Anthony Wayne Moore. Around 1990 my mom and him were looking for them and found that their mom had taken to Michigan and had become amish. I understand Amish people are private but I desperately want to meet my family. If anyone can help me figure out where to start looking to find them please let me know!

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      Marcus Yoder
      Comment on Michigan Amish (December 25th, 2015 at 12:04)

      Do you have full names and birthdates? Also it is helpful if you know area of birth and maybe parents name.

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        Muriel Christine Moore
        Comment on Michigan Amish (December 25th, 2015 at 18:41)

        I don’t have their birthdates but I do know they were about 7-12 years older than me, I’m 23. All of them were born in Meana, Arkansas except for one brother that was born in Hawaii, I don’t know which city 🙁 Their mother’s name was Nina Moore but she changed it to Nina Byers. Their father’s name (my biological father) is Anthony Wayne Moore I don’t think he ever changed his name. The birth names are: Anthony Kalani Moore (oldest), then Terrie Wayne Moore, Adam Wayne Moore, then Jacqueline Elizabeth Moore or Jacquelinelizabeth (something) Moore, she was the youngest until I was born.

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      Mark Wagner
      Comment on Byler (December 17th, 2016 at 11:48)


      I deal with Amish in several states.
      I know of a couple of Bylers.
      give me a call: 269 370 4349

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        Christine Ray
        Comment on Found! (December 17th, 2016 at 13:34)


        Thank you so much for your offer and help! I actually found shortly after I made these comments, on the 28. I can’t believe it’s almost been a year but I am so grateful to this page and the information from other readers. After 23 years of searching I found them 🙂

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    Mark – Holmes Co.
    Comment on Michigan Amish (December 24th, 2015 at 10:44)

    Hi Muriel. You might try contacting Wayne Miller at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin, Ohio. The Ohio Amish Library here has a lot of genealogy records and he MIGHT be able to help. He can be contacted at library@amheritagecenter.com.

    I hope this helps!

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      Muriel Christine Moore
      Comment on Michigan Amish (December 24th, 2015 at 13:22)

      Thank you so much!

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    Comment on the Byers,,,,, (December 26th, 2015 at 13:54)

    the Byers,,,,,

    Yes, Yes, I knew them well,,,,,,
    in fact Terry Wayne worked with me , and for some time nina and the others went to The Old Order Brethren church….
    Than later Nina stayed with an Old Order Amish Bishop and Family in Middlebury, Indiana…

    I do not know where she is at this point ,, but I know someone in Wakarusa Indiana who knows where she is….

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      Muriel Christine Moore
      Comment on Michigan Amish (December 26th, 2015 at 16:58)

      Oh my goodness this is amazing!! Thank you for this information! Can you send me an email? Also could you please put me in touch with someone who could maybe contact them and give them my information? I never thought I would ever find them! My email address is mommabbb_2000@yahoo.com

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    Comment on Manton, Mi (January 28th, 2016 at 21:27)

    Manton, Mi

    We just moved to Manton, Mi and we have a good size community here. The community runs a metal shop, feed store, bulk food store, butcher shop, greenhouse, furniture, etc.

    I was told they settled here about 40+ years ago. I love what they provide to the community.

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    Muriel Christine Moore
    Comment on UPDATE!! (January 29th, 2016 at 11:41)


    I have found my brothers and sister!!! I am in Indiana with my family and I am so thankful to everyone who helped me find them! And a special thank you to the owner of this page, without it I would have never found them. 🙂

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    Comment on Garden vegetable plants (February 5th, 2016 at 14:42)

    Garden vegetable plants

    Does anyone know where in Michigan I can find an Amish garden center/farm/market that sells vegetable seeds or plants?

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    Dale Kositzky
    Comment on Looking for whole log a-frame cabin contructor in mackinac county (April 4th, 2016 at 15:41)

    Looking for whole log a-frame cabin contructor in mackinac county

    I am looking for someone who can construct a whole log (not just beam) a-frame cabin. I was told the Amish have extensive experience in log construction. Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Comment on Looking for Barn help (June 1st, 2016 at 19:14)

    Looking for Barn help

    I purchased a small, six acre farm with a 116 year old house and an even older barn. I live in Milan Twp. I’m looking for barn repair or if its too far gone possibly a new build. I have 2 acres of lavendar and 1 mixed herbs for tea and a store front in town. I’m wondering if some of the Old Order might be interested in trading barn work for a safe travel stop; I.E. possibly building a mother in law apt attached to the barn for their use, a portion of my crop, or the ability to use my store front to sell their goods.We are close to Ann Arbor, Dundee, and Monroe.

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    Comment on Chicken culling (October 14th, 2016 at 07:47)

    Chicken culling

    Does anyone know of any Amish within about an hour of Merrill, mi who will butcher our chickens for us? We prob have close to 50 right now that we are having a difficult time trying to get to. We both work full time and my husband has a second, part time job plus we have a rental house we are trying to get ready again. Cold weather is upon us and we need to have these chickens culled. If anyone has any contact info, that would be wonderful!

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    Devon Wilson
    Comment on Upper peninsula michigan, chippewa/mackinac county (October 19th, 2016 at 19:35)

    Upper peninsula michigan, chippewa/mackinac county

    I’ve developed an interest in the amish lifestyle. I am looking for an opportunity to spend time in the amish community nearby me. I live in chippewa County, mackinac county is nearby. I don’t want to just drop in and introduce myself as I am completely uneducated and unaware of what is acceptable. I have no motive other than wanting to learn as I am fascinated and admire the amish community that has moved into my area. Can anybody help me with this? Thank you

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    Kim Mcguire
    Comment on Metal roof (May 5th, 2017 at 20:26)

    Metal roof

    I am looking for Amish craftsmen to put a metal roof over my existing shingle roof. I am located in Blissfield Michigan just over the ohio line

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    Comment on fremont Amish (May 6th, 2017 at 20:05)

    fremont Amish

    Does anyone have more information on the Amish in Holton/Fremont,MI? We just ordered some furniture from one of the stores there, and I was curious about the history of the community and what other businesses are around? I

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    Laura Kiester
    Comment on Re build my barn (June 6th, 2017 at 12:26)

    Re build my barn

    I live in Alma, Mich and just purchased a farm that was built in 1898. The barn is in bad shape and I would like to have it restored. Is there any Amish people that do this type of work in or around my area that could give me a quote. I would much rather save it then tear it down. I am unable to find anyone that is willing to do this for me. Can anyone help point me in the right direction. Thank you.

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    Comment on Huron country is thriving (July 29th, 2017 at 11:11)

    Huron country is thriving

    I have a house in Port Austin and along with Bad Axe, Caseville, and Port Austin, I can tell you. You CANT go one mile eatther direction And NOT spot a Buggy… I mean I have been driving the roads and thank God they have lights on the buggys now. I go to Port Austin Farmers Market. There must be 6t booths set up, selling bread, bake goods, one selling amazing cherry turnovers…And in Bad Axe they have a wood furniture store once you pass the GIANT WALMART on the right….if your heading on VanDyke… I would love to know more about where they are where they sell and of I could but something actually HAND MADE. I sometimes wish with our kids… Me???? BEING a generation X and my kids being melenials I grew up no computer no smart phones… I was told to GO PLAY…..ABD YES YOU MADE IT WORK!

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    Holly Urban
    Comment on Puppy mills (October 25th, 2017 at 19:21)

    Puppy mills

    Just curious why no one comments on the puppy mills? Sad to say these people treat these dogs horribly yet don’t ever want to discuss it. Not the idyllic life that’s portrayed.

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      Comment on Michigan Amish (October 28th, 2017 at 08:36)

      Holly, you’re not seeing comments here on puppy mills, because this is not a post about puppy mills. This is a post about Amish in Michigan.

      Posts and comments on this website concerning puppy mills can be found at these and other urls:


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    Comment on Barns (January 12th, 2018 at 14:32)


    This may not be the right place to pose the question, but we have 2 large, old barns that need to be taken down. Our property assessor suggested we contact the Amish community, as they are interested in this. Is this true?
    Thank you for your time,

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    Lon Burnett
    Comment on Roofing (February 13th, 2018 at 19:28)


    Does anybody know if there is a construction crew from the Amish that does Roofing

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    Comment on Coral Amish not Extinct (March 12th, 2018 at 07:04)

    Coral Amish not Extinct

    Interesting that it lists the Coral Amish community as extinct, because I was just there buying feed the other day from one of their feed mills. There is a large community in Coral and in Lakeview MI, has been as long as I’ve been alive. Definitely not extinct. They have a sawmill, steel mill, cheese house, feed store. I think there are actually two separate communities, Coral and Lakeview, but they are very close in proximity to each other.

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      Comment on Coral, Michigan Amish settlement(s) (March 12th, 2018 at 08:01)

      Coral, Michigan Amish settlement(s)

      Zach, thanks for your comment, Coral is quite an interesting case. When I read what you wrote, I had a feeling of what might have happened, and looking further confirmed what I suspected – sometimes settlements go extinct and then the same area is resettled by a different group of Amish.

      However, Coral is noteworthy because settlements at that location have technically gone extinct not once but twice now, and been replaced each time by another settlement in rather quick succession.

      The JAPAS settlement listing explains this and has the listing of the current settlement which was founded in 2011 (unless there was a third extinction in the meantime and we are now on the fourth community… 🙂 ). The first settlement lasted it seems from 1991-2008, then another was founded which lasted from 2008-2011, followed by the current settlement in 2011.

      Since it seems there was little time between the extinction and founding of subsequent settlements (each time happening in the same calendar year), I can see how it might appear to be one continuous settlement. I don’t have information about the Amish who settled there, whether they were from the same or different affiliations, etc., but I’d be curious to learn more about the history of this Amish location in particular given that Amish seem to keep returning to the area.

      Here’s the link to the JAPAS article which you might find interesting: https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/57700/JAPAS_Donnermeyer_Luthy_vol1-issue2_pp107-129.pdf?sequence=1

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        Comment on Coral, Michigan Amish settlement(s) (April 9th, 2018 at 14:41)

        Coral, Michigan Amish settlement(s)

        Thanks for you reply! That’s very interesting about the Amish Settlement in Coral. I asked around some, and there seems to be lots of information about that area. Someone told me there had been disagreements in the church and a split a while back, with most of the Amish leaving. My mom (who frequents the feed mill) actually told me recently that the owner there is moving out of state, but he’s already arranged for a family moving in to take it over. It’s interesting that the Amish community doesn’t seem to stay long there. I am not nearly as familiar with that community as I am with the Lakeview/Six Lakes, MI Amish. We would be invited over for dinners there quite often growing up. It definitely seems to be a more “stable” community.

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          Comment on Michigan Amish (April 16th, 2018 at 09:44)

          Sure, and thanks for this info as well Zach. Would be neat to hear the full story of this location/community. I checked some information concerning affiliations and wasn’t able to find who this group(s) may have been affiliated with. There are quite a few “reformist Amish”-related churches in Michigan and thought maybe there was a connection there.

  • Looking to hire good person/company to build a pole barn in April or May

    We want to build a 40×30 pole barn in April or May in Sumpter, MI (between Milan and Belleville). The site is clear of trees and ready to begin prep for foundation. (building permit can be obtained within 1 week)

    We’re looking for a reputable person or company who can handle most of the project details from start to finish, at a fair price.

    Does anyone have any referrals or know of a likely fit?

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