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    Beckysue
    Comment on who can be shunned? (June 12th, 2015 at 12:48)

    who can be shunned?

    Erik.. I know this is an older piece but I wanted to share my experience with shunning. I know the practice of shunning differs from each church even going as far as from families within the same church district. Although I have never been Amish, my husband’s family who are still Amish treat me as if I was under the bann. They will longer drive with me or except anything from me (other then handmade things such as crochet..ODD) or even eat with me. Some won’t look at me, acknowledge me or even speak english when I’m around. Although some will take things from my hand and hand me back things. I’m sure this isn’t the “norm” for most but I wanted to share my experience with you!

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      Comment on Shunning (June 12th, 2015 at 12:55)

      Thanks for sharing that Beckysue. I have heard of something similar happening in a stricter community. I’m sorry to hear that sort of thing happens, sounds pretty harsh.

  • looking for info on my Grandmother my Grandpa had her Bann from the family wnen children were young does anyone have info please ?

    my maiden name is Kauffman these are my grandparents would like info on grandmothers side

    Descendants of:
    Daniel J. Kauffman -b. Feb. 27, 189 1ovina Miller
    b-Nov 28 ,1907

    Children:
    William Jonathan- b. Nov. 28, 1926
    Wallace Wayne -b. Feb. 6, 1928
    Walter Dallas- b. Feb. 7, 1929
    Roman Abner- b. Apr. 2, 1930
    Bernetha-died young
    Charles Eugene- b. Feb. 20, 1932
    Raymond Lee- b. Mar. 2, 1934
    Paul Leroy-b. June 8, 1938 d. Dec. 27, 2012

    anyone with info on lovina miller please reply

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