79 responses to New York Amish

  • Bill Beardslee
    Comment on New York Amish (January 10th, 2011 at 17:53)

    Can anyone provide information regarding a new Amish settlement in the Town of Pittsfield, NY…located near New Berlin and Edmeston, NY. Particulary, I would like to know the history of this colony, affiliations, etc.
    Any information will be greatly appreciated.

    • Wayne Niles
      Comment on New York Amish (May 6th, 2012 at 22:33)

      Reply to Bill beardslee-Pittsfield Amish:

      Yes. Bill:

      Starting about 2010 or so there has been an influx of Amish from the Steuben County area; mostly around Jasper, Troupsburg and Woodhull. They are usually quick to settle as a group, for the purpose of keeping their traditions. Your best bet is to buy something from one of their shops or businesses if you want to see something of them. One thing they apppreciate is horses. especially road horses trained for buggies. Or even better, well-trained draft horses, in case you raise horses. Some hire out as carpenters to do roofing and sheds and barns. You could ask around New Berlin, checking for their business at the Homestead Farm and Home store, for example.

      By the way, at this time (May 2012), there at least 150 inividuals in at least 20 familes (Husband/wife/kids) in a triangle of Edmeston, New Berlin, and West Edmeston. The first wedding occurred recently (May). The first funeral occurred in early February.

      Since the first Amish neighbors came to West Emeston, I have studied them somewhat, and driven them in my car in my sparetime many times. As far as information goes, Study up on Anabaptist History beginning in Europe. Learn what (in their language) happens in a church service from reading Donald Kraybill and John Hostetler as well as others. Jesus is not confined to the Baptists, Methodist, Pentecostals, or even the Catholics. Maybe their best wisdom is contained in Jeremiah 35 “Say to the Rechabites, ‘drink wine,” (And the tradition of their father Rechab forbid them to do this. But Israel at that time did not listen to God, though He spoke again and again).

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    • Wayne Niles
      Comment on New York Amish (May 6th, 2012 at 23:07)

      Bill Beardslee--More Comments--


      It appears the traditions are fairly conservative. Buggies have triangles, and lights, but no front windshield. Phones are used, but these Amish do not want to own them. Generators are used for businesses and possibly for homes. Laundry is usually done by a gas-driven type of wringer washer. Farm vehicles are steel-wheeled, no pneumatic tires. Batteries for lights, etc. are used.

  • Tammie
    Comment on New York Amish (March 30th, 2011 at 10:01)

    Eric, I am from Southest Missouri, a town called Sikeston. A few years ago while at Walmart in Jackson which is 30 mins north from here, my mom and i seen some Mennonite teens shopping for school supplies, We had a brief discussion with them and they stated they lived in and around the Advance/Bellcity area, also in SE MO. I also seen and talked to a family at a air show last summer they said they were from there too, Have u heard of them and where is it they live? {if u can help thank u}

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  • paul thornton
    Comment on New York Amish (June 18th, 2011 at 11:08)

    amish schools

    I am doing some research on Amish schools…..especially in NY….do the amish schools ever include grade 12 students or are they out working by then ?

  • Comment on New York Amish (June 20th, 2011 at 06:32)

    Amish high school?

    Hi Paul, no they will be out working by then. Most Amish finish at grade 8; in a couple of places, like Pennsylvania, there is the so-called Amish grade 9, where youth who are too young (there is an age requirement) will continue to go to some classes until reaching the appropriate age to be able to resign from school completely.

    I’ve come across some very rare cases where Amish youth might attend high school. But Amish-run schools themselves definitely wouldn’t have a high school element beyond what I described (and this 9th grade may actually be taught by someone outside of the school proper, say at a private home).

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  • Jerri Mack
    Comment on New York Amish (July 14th, 2011 at 05:25)

    Living in St. Lawrence Heuvelton community

    In the ’90′s, I lived near the small town of Norfolk; which is what I believe is described here as the Heuvelton community where an Amish community I hope is still prospering. I loved seeing that these people had found what seemed to be a perfect loation for them. In the summer, this is a beautiful place, very wild unclaimed and claimed pieces of land. It is like going back a few centuries, all sorts of people trying to make it, however I believe the Alcoa & General Motors plants closed, which leaves everyone to experience a bit of a simpler lifestyle. I remember buying delicious breads & pies; noticing that the clothing of most Amish had no buttons or zippers but safety pins. In the winter, however, it is brutal, I don’t know how they made it when it was frequently 20 / 30 minus zero. Does anyone know what these families are surviving on, besides selling food to very infrequent tourists, & if indeed they are doing well or need or take help from outsiders who would not exploit them? Does anyone live near them & know any families? This is a wonderful website, i stumbledon it & am happy I did.

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    • Vernon
      Comment on New York Amish (November 19th, 2011 at 11:06)

      Heuvelton Amish

      Hi Jerri Mack,
      My Dad lives up that way. I know there was an amish family that had an English Walnut tree he was interested in. I could ask him what he knows if you like.

      • Comment on New York Amish (May 5th, 2012 at 15:09)

        Late reply to Vernon

        Vernon, thanks, I didn’t see your reply to my post about the Heuvelton community. Whatever your Dad knows, remembrances, experiences he might have had with these people I would be very interested in. This is a perfect time to be there right now. It’s starting to be livable & the ground is not solidly frozen. There’s that spring green, the color of the vegetation while it wakes up this time of year. I’d love to be there.

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        • Vernon
          Comment on New York Amish (May 9th, 2012 at 11:13)

          Heuvelton for Jerry Mack

          Hi Jerry Mack,
          My Dad says the family he visited had the boys taking care of the farm work while the father worked in his sawmill. It is important to remember they have a very strong work ethic which even their kids live by and they do not have some of the expenses we do. We can’t see how they can possibly survive but to them it is normal.

          • Comment on New York Amish (June 19th, 2012 at 08:20)

            From Heuvelton

            Hello, I just found this sight and work at Pickens General Store in Heuvelton (the former IGA Store)We sell Amish Goods at the store and I know some of the Amish in the area well if you have any questions. Jerri Mack, are you a relative to Danny Mack that used to own the shoe store in the same building I work at?

  • Comment on New York Amish (August 22nd, 2011 at 15:30)

    Inviting Amish Farms

    Hello: Sullivan County, NY has a lot of farmland that is going unused. Located only two hours from New York City, officials and community leaders here are trying to boost the agricultural sector. They are interested in knowing if there is a group or organization through which they could invite Amish farmers to investigate our county as a possible site to become an Amish farming community.

    • John Meli
      Comment on New York Amish (July 5th, 2012 at 22:47)

      Sullivan County

      I would love to see the Amish settle in Sullivan County. Unfortunately, the county has a poor local economy. Unlike, Lancaster, PA or the leather stocking area of NY, Sullivan lacks the luster for these folks. Sullivan is not branded as an agricultural hot spot. It is a high-tax weekender location soon to be drilled for gas. Locals in Sullivan county are very poor and that too is not something that would attract the Amish.

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  • Jennifer
    Comment on New York Amish (August 24th, 2011 at 14:04)

    Fort Plain

    I live in fort plain ny. We actually have a store here in town called J.R’s Groceries and more. It is actually owned and operated by the Amish. They are very nice people. IF anyone would like more information, please constact me at cutestuf20@hotmail.com or even on this site. i would love to help and i am starting to live my own plain life. I will probably do moreso after I am done with my 8 week course from college. like i said if you would like more information please contact me. Erik, I thought this would be a good one for you. i am willing to help with any questions. I will answer them to the best of my knowlege.Please contact me at cutestuf20@hotmail.com thanks again

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  • Jennifer
    Comment on New York Amish (August 25th, 2011 at 08:06)

    Local Knowledge

    It’s not a problem at all however when i say that i live in fort plain, some people don’t even know where it is. However, It’s a small everybody knows everybody country town. I like it here. It’s nice. Hope you swing by I would be more than happy to take you to the Store. They sell everything from scratch and dented cans to hair dye and laundry detergent. Their prices are reasonable. Let me know I will gladly help you out when you get here. :D

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  • Joyce Birk
    Comment on New York Amish (October 17th, 2011 at 10:43)

    Original Amish in Croghan, NY

    I live in Croghan, NY. I would like to tell you about the Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Farm. Some of the decendants of the original Amish settlers who live settler here in Croghan were able to save the first homestead settled here. They took it from an abandoned state and were able to put it on the National Register of Historic Places. Their goal is to preserve the history of these first settlers. The farm is open in the July and August, Thurs, Friday and Sarurday for tours or by appointment anytime throughout the year. It includes the home, archives, out buildings, and the original cemetary. A nice time to visit is the first Saturday in July when they hold the Zwantzigstein festival. Many activities and demonstrations are available to the public at that time. The farm is still in the developing stages but interesting none the less. Please see their website www.mennoniteheritagefarm.com.

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  • Anna
    Comment on New York Amish (October 26th, 2011 at 14:49)

    amish kindergardens in New York

    Hi are there any kindergardens in amish communities? or is there any amish communities that will take any visitors from another coutry for a few hours to see how they work with children?

  • Comment on New York Amish (October 30th, 2011 at 10:48)

    Northeastern Adirondacks, NY

    I travel to Potsdam and Hogansberg quite often. Driving through the farmland it is very common to pass a few buggies and many farms. Is there any info on these settlements? I am looking for a “Wheelewright” or wheel maker

    • Comment on New York Amish (October 30th, 2011 at 10:51)

      I am sometimes driving my 1914 Model T. It is a Depot Hack and the body is all wood and looks just like a buggy with out the horses. When I pass a buggy , the Amish always wave when they see the car!

  • Debra Phillips
    Comment on New York Amish (January 29th, 2012 at 12:57)

    Are there Amish living in West Monroe NY or Parish NY?

    Hello Erik,

    Would you happen to know if there are any Amish living in my Town of West Monroe, NY or the adjoining Town of Parish, NY?

    I have an old barn that dates back to just before the 1900′s and it needs work and I know the Amish do a wonderful job. I have some old farm equipt. that the Amish use in my barn and would love to give in trade for their help.

    I would appreciate your help.


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  • Doug
    Comment on New York Amish (March 16th, 2012 at 17:23)


    Hi, I am trying to locate a gentleman by the name of David Troyer. He did some work on my neighbors home and I would like him to come out and give me a price to do some work at my house.
    My neighbor told me his name was David and he was in the Lyndonville area.

  • Comment on New York Amish (March 22nd, 2012 at 20:02)

    maple syrup

    Where can I buy maple syrup in the Heuvelton area?

  • Tanya
    Comment on New York Amish (April 14th, 2012 at 14:41)

    Amish furniture

    Hi! Does anyone know any Amish families who make furniture in the upstate New York? Thank you.

  • pam swart
    Comment on New York Amish (April 18th, 2012 at 21:43)

    I own a shop in the mohawk valley new York. It s the willow tree shoppe at amishcountrycommons. I offer many famish made products. We also have an famish owned bake shed on the property run by an famish family on Friday and Saturdays. Late spring summer and early fall. Stop by for a true famish experience.

  • katherine brady
    Comment on New York Amish (May 3rd, 2012 at 14:31)

    amish immersion experience

    I wanted to know if there is a chance my son and I could experience life on an amish farm for a week. My thought is that we could pay them for us to stay with them and do what they do. I think it would be a great experience for my son. Is this possible?
    I have checked with Ohio amish through websites but they do not think it is possible. However, they really don’t have a direct point of contact.

    • Hi Katherine, there really aren’t any “Amish immersion experiences” I know of other than meals and the occasional B and B, though you can also visit some businesses and farms with stands. Though Amish have become closer to the world in certain ways they still try to maintain distance which is why they don’t run businesses/experiences like this. It’s really about getting to know someone first.

      • Tammy Rutar
        Comment on New York Amish (May 11th, 2012 at 01:17)

        Amish Life

        I live in an Amish community do some driving for the Amish. They have excepted me into their homes for meals, barn raisings and just for visits. Thats the best way to experience the way of life they live. What great people. It touches my heart each time I see the children run up to greet me when I drive up the road.

  • ann
    Comment on New York Amish (May 5th, 2012 at 20:56)

    something like this, not exactly what you mean, but close!


    • katherine brady
      Comment on New York Amish (May 5th, 2012 at 21:07)

      amish immersion experience

      WOW!!!! Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate it! At least there is something. how on earth did you find this?

  • Mrs. Hopper
    Comment on New York Amish (May 30th, 2012 at 03:05)

    Amish of St. Lawrence County

    I was living in St. Lawrence county, Norfolk, area when the Amish began to move in. They made their living through milling wood, milk and home-health care for the elderly in the area. Many bought older farms and ripped out the plumbing and wiring. The houses were still suitable for use during the sub-zero winters. Horses were will blanketed almost all of the time, them. Sometimes school would be canceled due to the weather. They also supplemented their diets with hunting, and fishing. Hunting sometimes included jacking deer. I cannot believe that so many of you misspell the names of the towns, Ogdensburg, not Hogdensburg; Lowe not Low, and Parrish is spelled with two Rs. But those in upstate New York have their own way of doing things. It is lovely and isolated, nice to visit, hard to live in.

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    • ANITA
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  • Dawn
    Comment on New York Amish (June 10th, 2012 at 09:23)

    Visit an Amish Farm In NYS

    My daughter is doing an honors project for school and I would love to have her visit a real Amish farm in NYS to see how the daily life is. Can you recommend a great location that would be open to this.
    Thank you,

  • Don Curtis
    Comment on New York Amish (June 19th, 2012 at 12:31)

    My Amish son Mark in New York

    I’ve posted before about my son, Mark, who became Amish at the age of fifty and is a part of the Belle Center Amish Community. He just told me the other day that he has been asked to present at the New York State Amish School Meeting. I guess Amish from all over New York State will be coming to this. It will be held in Canastota, NY. Mark has been asked to speak on the topic, “Why we need Amish parochial schools instead of sending our children to public schools.” I guess Mark should have some insight since he taught public school for thirty years.

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    • Lattice
      Comment on New York Amish (June 19th, 2012 at 13:09)

      I am very pleased to hear that the Belle Center Community has an appreciation for the fact that, although renounced, Mark has a long history of experiences, and therefore a wisdom, that his fellow Amish can learn from. It’s good that they can see this as an asset, rather than feeling the need to have him deny his history and former knowledge.

  • michele
    Comment on New York Amish (August 28th, 2012 at 10:29)



    Does anyone know of the Amish in or around Ogdensburg, N.Y., that make kitchen cabinets?


  • QM
    Comment on New York Amish (September 28th, 2012 at 14:06)

    Amish in Need of Health Care

    I am working on an issue for a member of my organization who happens to be Amish. They are searching for some health insurance program that would be acceptable to their community, ie. not be a government hand-out. This is because a member of their community has a kidney issue requiring dialisis and coudl potentially cost millions of dollars in the end (according to the hospital). I am hoping that someone might be able to help me. I’d greatly appreciate any information. Thank you in advance for your time and help.

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  • Yoder
    Comment on New York Amish (September 28th, 2012 at 22:10)

    QM, you might read the post and comments from 8-17-12 at
    Lowell commented there about Immergrün.

  • Comment on New York Amish (October 8th, 2012 at 15:34)

    Amish carpenter

    I live in Clifton Park and wonder if anyone knows of an Amish carpenter that would build kitchen cabinets? I hear they do excellent work.

    • dave smalley
      Comment on New York Amish (February 17th, 2014 at 18:46)


      Hi Bob,Your comment is old but I thought I’d offer that there are a couple of Amish cabinet makers here in Glen, Montgomery county, just down the road a bit. Friends Joann and Paul Coons in CP had their kitchen done by one of them. Give me a call if you are still looking for someone 518-922-5404
      PEACE, dave

  • Camille
    Comment on New York Amish (November 4th, 2012 at 18:39)

    Are there any Amish furniture makers in the Clymer, NY area?

    • Comment on New York Amish (November 5th, 2012 at 10:10)

      Amish furniture in Clymer, New York

      Camille, yes there are Amish furniture makers in the Clymer community. I don’t have addresses, however it is a largish community (over 1,000 Amish) with quite a few businesses. Best bet would be to pay a visit and make a nice day of it. There is a small tourist industry in the area as well. Here is a directory of Amish furniture retailers in New York state which also might be of interest: http://amishamerica.com/amish-furniture-new-york/

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  • Greg Woolhouse
    Comment on New York Amish (November 25th, 2012 at 10:15)

    Doing Business with the Amish

    I have a farm in Schoharie county. I am within very close proximity to several Amish settlements (the ones in Otsego and Montgomery counties). I have heard that the Amish like old fashioned concrete silos, and are always on the lookout for them. I have two on my property that are just taking up space. How do I make Amish contacts to conduct this sort of business? Do I just sort of drive up and start asking around?

    I also have a 200 year old mortise and tenon Dutch barn that is currently falling down. Several “english” contractors have told me that the barn is un-savable, but I have heard the Amish can work miracles with mortise and tenon. If it is savable, I am wondering if they’d do some of the work as trade for the silos. Failing that, I’d like to see if they are interested in salvaging the wood from the barn. It has some great beams that are nearly 2 feet square and 100′ long!

    So, I guess the main question is, is there a publication or bulleten board for doing business with them in New York in this area?

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    • Comment on New York Amish (November 26th, 2012 at 16:59)

      Hi! I can recommend a few Amish contractors in that area. Double O Builders 518-673-1073 and D & J Construction 518-568-3560. Mention that I gave their name (Denise with Everlast Roofing). Have a great day!

    • Ed Johnson
      Comment on New York Amish (September 28th, 2013 at 21:23)

      Dutch Barn salvage

      Greg Woolhouse,

      We,have been looking for a Dutch Barn for quite some time,to salvage and move.I am not Amish but would like to discuss ,if you are still interested.

      Thank You

  • Comment on New York Amish (November 26th, 2012 at 16:53)

    Metal Roofing around/above the Watertown Area

    Hi! I am a Business Development Manager for Everlast Roofing, manufacturer of quality Metal Building Components.

    Love this site. I have a lot of Amish customers/friends in the other areas of NY and find much of the facts you have on this site very accurate!

    I really need to find someone interested in being a Metal Roofing distributor above or around Watertown. I recently traveled and met a few Amish people working in De Peyster, they said they are very conservative and would not be a good fit since they can’t use phones at all. They suggested I look around Philadelphia. Do you have any connections or drivers I could talk to. Normally if I can just get 1 person, they will spread the word of what I’m looking for within their community and I can find out if there is any interest.

    Our business is very successful in the Amish communities! Our main office and manufacturing plant is in Lancaster County, Pa.

    Thanks for your time and site!!

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  • ED Whitehead
    Comment on New York Amish (December 11th, 2012 at 22:16)

    transporting amish in your private car

    I am an insurance agent in NYS. Just so everybody knows, every auto policy in NYS excludes coverage if you are using your auto to transport others for a fee.You need a commercial auto policy. The amish are indeed great people and pay well for transportation but you need to protect yourself.

  • Dorothy
    Comment on New York Amish (January 2nd, 2013 at 12:20)

    I live in Manlius NY and this spring looking to have a building built, have heard good things about the amish quality of work and great work ethics. Heard there is a community in vernon or if anyone knows of one closer to me and any contact info. so I can see if they r avail. for some work.

    • Comment on New York Amish (January 2nd, 2013 at 12:29)

      Respond to Dorothy

      Hi Dorothy,

      I work for Everlast Roofing and have a few well known Amish companies for you to contact that purchase the metal roofing my company manufactures.

      -D & J Construction- 518-568-3560
      -Double O- 518-673-1073 or 518-774-7288
      -Midlakes- 315-651-5526

      Hope this helps!

      If you need anything else let me know.


  • Mila
    Comment on New York Amish (February 27th, 2013 at 22:52)

    Amish in Ogdenburg

    I’m from Canada, went shopping to Ogdenburg & met a few Amish couples shopping, eating in Cinese restaurante, I like them very much .

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  • Mary
    Comment on New York Amish (April 20th, 2013 at 20:45)

    Mini Farm Lebanon NY Madison NY

    I have a mini farm on 30 acres with a 4 bedroom home and a small barn. How much would an Amish family pay to rent this if they could use the property anyway they want? It is 1/2 wood and 1/2 pasture with 2 ponds. How much would they pay to own it?

  • robby
    Comment on New York Amish (August 20th, 2013 at 17:18)

    lookin for someone i met years ago

    recently scoped out the amish area around bath ny off co rte 14. kinda looked like the same cut out of this amish farm i was taken to back in the 80s..wanted to know how to find the then kid. hes about my age give or take just wanted to know how to find him without gettin him shunned for talkin to us english people

  • Tim DeGraff
    Comment on New York Amish (August 21st, 2013 at 07:12)

    Amish Roofing in Syracuse, NY?

    I own a 50 + year old raised ranch in the Valley Section of Syracuse needing complete roof replacement. Am interested in having Amish carpenters/roofers do the replacement. Will consider asphalt or cedar shake or metal. Anybody know of Amish contractors in my area?

    • Denise
      Comment on New York Amish (August 21st, 2013 at 07:43)

      Reply to Tim DeGraff

      Hi!I am with Everlast Roofing, we manufacture metal roofing. I would recommend calling Albert Hershberger with Wayne County Metal Roofing at 315-398-2626. Tell him Denise sent you! He is a wonderful person and does top notch work!

  • Pamm Lent
    Comment on New York Amish (August 26th, 2013 at 14:39)

    Amish Roofer Needed

    I am looking for an Amish contractor to put on a roof in Erie County New York. Any recommendations?

    • Denise
      Comment on New York Amish (August 27th, 2013 at 07:31)

      I would recommend:
      Hershberger in Gainsville at 585-567-4341, or his driver 585-732-6740


      Lake Shore in Medina-585-798-2744
      Thank you!

    • Sharon Yost
      Comment on New York Amish (October 10th, 2013 at 04:51)

      late 1800's barn in need of repair

      Does anyone know how I could get in touch with someone who could repair my barn from the amish community. I have an old barn on my property that I purchased last year that needs some work. It’s in Monroe County, near Brockport, NY.


  • connie
    Comment on New York Amish (September 27th, 2013 at 17:58)

    I would like to know who to contact to install a metal roof on my house.

  • Arcangelw
    Comment on New York Amish (September 28th, 2013 at 15:32)

    Looking for Amish Who Can do Home Repairs-Outdoor Porch

    I am a woman in the City of Buffalo and I need a Trustworthy Affordable Amish Repair Person who is good with carpentry, decks, patios and porch pillars. I have already been ripped off for the same job 3 times by shrewd city contractors who botched the job and took advantage of a woman.

    If you know anyone who can help please call me at 716 240-4850.

  • Delbert
    Comment on New York Amish (January 22nd, 2014 at 19:27)

    Hey where are the Amish driving horse sales in New York ? Like the one in Mt Hope Ohio.

  • Robert Farwell
    Comment on New York Amish (March 3rd, 2014 at 15:47)

    Post and Beam Cottage

    looking for an Amish builder near Cape Vincent to build a small cottage.

  • Pat Albin
    Comment on New York Amish (March 15th, 2014 at 13:20)

    Wood doors...

    I am looking for an Amish carpenter to make two indoor wood doors. Any contact information would be appreciated.

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  • Comment on New York Amish (March 18th, 2014 at 15:19)

    Eastern NY

    Are there any settlements in Eastern NY? The closest I have found is in the Canajoharie area.

    • Comment on New York Amish (March 18th, 2014 at 17:36)

      List of NY Amish communities

      You can find a full list of NY Amish settlements as of late 2013 here:


  • Kathie
    Comment on New York Amish (March 22nd, 2014 at 07:51)

    Looking for quilter near Rt. 10 in Mohawk Valley

    Hi, There used to be a woman who sold quilts and table runners off McKinley St. which is off Rt. 5 near Canajoharie. She told me last time she was thinking of closing her store and another Amish woman would take over the business. I have driven by twice and she is indeed closed and it almost looks like gone from the area. Her sign is gone as well. I am looking for someone else who does quilting near that area or a close drive from Schenectady. Does anyone know of someone either near that area or Cooperstown area or somewhere else within a couple hour drive? Many thanks.

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