27 responses to A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos)

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    Al in Ky
    A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos) (January 24th, 2014 at 07:17)

    Interesting pictures and thanks to the photographer for sharing.
    One that really interested me was the one of Berlin. It would be interesting to see “then and now” pictures of Berlin next to each other. I’ve driven through Berlin in the fall in heavy tourist season when traffic was bumper to bumper. It was like I was in the middle of a city, not in the heart of Amish country!

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    Mike Sparks
    Amish of Holmes County (January 24th, 2014 at 08:36)

    Amish of Holmes County

    Thanks for this article. It was great to see places I have been before. I grew up a little over 30 minutes north of this settlement and have spent, and continue to spend, quite a bit of time in this area. I really enjoy travelling the back roads (Including County Road 77)seeing all the homes, shops and schools. If you go, make sure you visit Lehman’s Hardware in Kidron, OH. Wonderful store that will take you to your past. Although this store was built to serve the Amish Community, it is also a great place for “English” to pick up all kinds of things.

    Amish of Holmes County

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    Robert Gschwind
    A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos) (January 24th, 2014 at 08:50)

    Makes me homesick!

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    Alice Aber
    Loved the pictures! (January 24th, 2014 at 08:54)

    Loved the pictures!

    Greetings!

    I loved the pictures and the information included in the article. Thanks bunches to the photographer for sharing!

    Blessings, Alice

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    Juanita Cook
    A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos) (January 24th, 2014 at 09:16)

    Loved all the pictures and learning more about the Amish. Thanks to the photographer for sharing all the wonderful pictures.

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    Lattice
    A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos) (January 24th, 2014 at 09:23)

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. I’ve never made it to Holmes County, but maybe this summer I will visit some of the bigger, more “touristy” areas with some friends.

    The fourth and fifth photos look like a Swartzentruber home to me, but I notice that all the photographed buggies have the SMV triangle, so maybe not. Clearly a conservative lot, though.

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    Kathy Rowe
    A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos) (January 24th, 2014 at 13:51)

    Thanks for sharing the photo’s. Love to go to that area. It’s so peaceful and the folks I have encountered are very friendly. Would love to spend some extended time there.

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    Jean Junkin
    Great pictures of Berlin, OH (January 24th, 2014 at 14:42)

    Great pictures of Berlin, OH

    This summer we will be visiting my Amish penpal. Her husband, Roy Yoder, was the Bishop for Berlin for many years. He has now stepped down. Elsie and Roy have invited us to visit their home and have a “good old fashioned” Amish supper. We will probably stay in Millersberg, unless they have motels in Berlin. We can’t wait to meet each other for the very first time. We’ve been writing and talking for over a year now. What a Blessing this will be.

    Great pictures of Berlin, OH

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    Berlin & Holmes Co (January 24th, 2014 at 18:13)

    Berlin & Holmes Co

    I have really got to get down there to Holmes County.. its just 2 hours south of me.. not far at all. I’ll have to plan a day trip with my daughter & a friend this summer.. I think it’d be much fun!
    Great shots to the photog! Thanks for sharing them!

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    LynnA
    A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos) (January 24th, 2014 at 19:52)

    Thank you for sharing the pictures. I remember visiting this area as a child with my family. The area had not yet become a tourist attraction, very different from today.
    KimH – Sounds like we are nearly neighbors. It’s 30 minutes from Middlefield and about two hours from Holmes county for me as well.

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    LynnA
    A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos) (January 24th, 2014 at 22:16)

    We are close! Might have crossed paths at a Captains Game : ) I grew up in Mentor and live in Perry now.

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    Alice Mary
    A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos) (January 25th, 2014 at 13:01)

    Jean–you lucky duck! I hope you’ll share a little of your visit here, after visiting your pen pal.

    It just occurred to me (duh!) that in order to see those handmade Amish signs (for Amish businesses), you’d probably need to be traveling at “buggy speed”, not “auto speed.” Just one more reason to “slow down” in Amish country.

    I enjoyed all of the photos, and I thank you (photog. & Erik) for sharing them here.

    Alice Mary

    A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos)

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    Mike Sparks
    A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos) (January 26th, 2014 at 08:48)

    Jean Junkin,

    I see you have an Amish pen pal, I always thought of doing that as well, to learn more about their way of life. Can you email me and tell me how you did that? Email : sparmichael@gmail.com
    Thanks

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    Carolyn
    A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos) (January 27th, 2014 at 20:32)

    Absolutely beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

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    Cathy Bridges
    Question (January 28th, 2014 at 11:17)

    Question

    I absolutely love all the photos, commentary and information, but I do have a question? Is there any way possible for the webmaster who puts up the photos and articles to make it so the viewer can click on the photos to enlarge them? Perhaps that would be cost prohibitive? I ask because I would love to be able to enlarge the photos in order to see more detail. They really are beautiful!

    Anyway, that said, thank you and keep up the great work!

    Kindest Regards,
    Cathy Bridges,
    Oak Ridge, TN

    Question

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    Theresa
    A visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (39 Photos) (January 28th, 2014 at 17:15)

    Holmes County is one of my most favorite places! My husband and I have considered moving there when the kids are grown! So peaceful (outside of the touristy areas) and the locals are so friendly! Thanks for sharing the photos and remarks. This will have to do until we get back there in the spring!

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    Patty Tolliver
    A Visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio (January 29th, 2014 at 20:49)

    A Visit to the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio

    I recently spent Chrismas in Cayuhoga County Ohio. My brother lives there. It was beautiful when it finally snowed, and very cold. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

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