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

    Michigan

    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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    Deb
    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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      Steph
      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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    Morgan
    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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      Daniel
      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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        Garrett
        Comment on Mr.Yoder. (September 26th, 2013 at 22:04)

        Mr.Yoder.

        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.

      Dan

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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)

    Marlette

    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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    Mari
    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)

    Daniel

    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.
    Michelle

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

      Child's Rocking Chair

      Michelle,
      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:
      http://amishamerica.com/amish-furniture-michigan/

      Children’s Rocking Chairs, for an idea what is available on the market:
      http://www.dutchcrafters.com/Amish-Kids-Rockers/cat/242

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

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

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    connie
    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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      Lauren
      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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    sherry
    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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      Wenddie
      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 – 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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    Nelson
    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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    Patty
    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)

    UPDATE!!

    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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    Kim
    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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    ASmith
    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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    Shannon
    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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