294 responses to Wisconsin Amish
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    Laura Siler
    Comment on penpal (November 30th, 2013 at 01:57)

    penpal

    I am looking for a Amish pen pal and was wondering If anyone has a connection with an Amish community that wouldn’t mind an English pen pal

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      Leslie Leon-Cremeens
      Comment on Amish Pen Pals (December 16th, 2013 at 14:39)

      Amish Pen Pals

      If you can get yourself a copy of The Budget, that is THE Amish newspaper and they are listings in there for penpals—or you could put your own listing in there.

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        Comment on Wisconsin Amish (December 16th, 2013 at 17:57)

        I don’t think they accept Amish pen pal listings actually, or don’t anymore. I was asked to let that be known a while back. Here’s the page for the pen pal topic:http://amishamerica.com/how-can-i-find-an-amish-pen-pal/

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    Ginger Kay Stevens
    Comment on information request (January 23rd, 2014 at 17:02)

    information request

    I am living in Madison, WI and searching for volunteer assembly work. I am also trained in office work. I sent two resumes to the Akron, Pennsylvania office today. My grandmother was mixed with Pennsylvania German blood and has Pennsylvania geneology somewhere but we know her from Rutland, Illinois. I have seen the Amish people outside but mainly just want to mention that I know about her industrious approach. I would like to learn more about this so I can concentrate better and nurture my interest in helping.
    I do not have it with me but I have a public aid case number. I also am a food coop member but not in Madison because I am in the process of joining a new one in Bloomington-Normal, IL. I have worked in Bloomington at the State Job Center as a temporary. I have a Social Security job list and have worked at four jobs in Madison since living here. I have also volunteered at the Dane County Farmer’s Market under Manager Larry Johnson.

    information request

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    Deb
    Comment on Amish Furniture Maker (March 25th, 2014 at 00:03)

    Amish Furniture Maker

    Was wondering if anyone could tell me on where any of the Amish are that make custom made furniture. Looking for someone who does quality work. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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      Mary Jo
      Comment on Wisconsin Amish (March 25th, 2014 at 07:58)

      There is an Amish gentleman near Marytown/St Anna area that does furniture and cabinets, etc.
      They also have a wonderful bakery.
      Your location would be helpful.

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        Deb
        Comment on Custom furniture (March 25th, 2014 at 11:37)

        Custom furniture

        We’re not looking in any particular area for the furniture. We would go where ever and go spend the day and enjoy the adventure of our trip. We are south of Milwaukee.

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          Comment on Wisconsin Amish (May 3rd, 2014 at 10:42)

          Their is a auction coming up in Bondual wi on Saturday of mothers day weekend I have been there before it is Great

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      Linda
      Comment on Wisconsin Amish Furniture (March 26th, 2014 at 11:21)

      Wisconsin Amish Furniture

      Deb, you may want to check these lists:

      http://amishamerica.com/amish-furniture-wisconsin/
      http://amishamerica.com/amish-beds-wisconsin/

      Valley Woodworks
      Custom made cabinets, desks, bedroom sets
      Mervin and Ruth Schmucker
      W5594 Stub Lane
      Shawano, WI 54166
      715-758-6210

      Twin Oak Woodturning
      Custom Kitchens, Custom Furniture. Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Oak
      Andrew Hochstetler
      W2053 Kiel Road
      New Holstein, WI 53061
      920-894-1447

      If you visit an Amish settlement, you can ask around.
      http://www.travelcolumbiacounty.net/ccvbamish.html

      This publication from 2013 has a map of Columbia County Amish businesses (Pardeeville, Dalton, Kingston, Markesan) on page 25:
      http://issuu.com/lmeiborg/docs/green_lake_vg13
      It lists Maple Lane Furniture and some cabinet shops.

      Wisconsin Amish Furniture

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        Deb
        Comment on Linda - Woodworkers (March 26th, 2014 at 11:26)

        Linda - Woodworkers

        Linda —

        Thanks for the information. It is greatly appreciated.

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      Dale Rohwer
      Comment on amish furniture (May 9th, 2014 at 22:45)

      amish furniture

      Hi, I live by the Tomah/Wilton Amish group and we have several that do great work. If you are still looking for this. Send email with contact info so we can talk.

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      jeff
      Comment on Wisconsin Amish (May 10th, 2014 at 00:10)

      in Dalton wis. we have 7 different makers. let me know what type u want. and I will tell you where to go. ironjsmithatyahoodotcom 2623258350+

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    Richard Lee Dawley
    Comment on Experienced writers needed (March 25th, 2014 at 11:14)

    Experienced writers needed

    I write non-fiction books about personal experiences with the Anabaptists. But, I’m in my 79th year on earth and could defer to writers who have had or will have experiences with these pain people in the state of WI.
    I’ve written 8 non-fiction books about them, and working on 9 and 10, with room for your writings that have been read by a friend, and proofed by a proofreader.
    I’ll watch for your reply on this site. Google my full name to see what Amazon and others might be listing under other sellers. I have none of my books left out of 8,500 copies sold.
    Richard Lee Dawley

    Experienced writers needed

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    Marshall Sawyers
    Comment on Walworth Amish (March 25th, 2014 at 20:46)

    Walworth Amish

    Howdy:

    Ever hear of Amish living in Walworth Co? I lived there 5 years and I never have. I think this TV program is a phony

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      mark
      Comment on Wisconsin Amish (March 25th, 2014 at 22:59)

      Its all fake. You see them do all this crazy stuff with the english and never does anyone call the police. Tonight on the show in Wisconsin that would been felony destruction of private property

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        Deb
        Comment on Wisconsin Amish (March 25th, 2014 at 23:30)

        Wisconsin Amish

        I don’t live far from Walworth. Never heard of Amish in the area. What TV show are you watching?

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      Richard Lee Dawley
      Comment on Phony TV "Documentaries" (March 26th, 2014 at 09:12)

      Phony TV "Documentaries"

      The producer of one of the escapades is from England. THERE ARE NO AMISH IN ENGLAND AND NEVER HAVE BEEN. How does she KNOW the real Amish?

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      Kathy Spealman
      Comment on Wisconsin Amish (August 14th, 2014 at 12:43)

      There aren’t any Amish in Walworth County. There used to be an Amish furniture store, but that closed awhile ago. There is a community west of Beloit in Rock County.

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    Comment on we have several (March 26th, 2014 at 05:49)

    we have several

    We are connected to 4 different craftsman. Not to mention we have inhouse craftsman. We stock and have special amish orders built. Over 12000 sq ft plus full amish bulk foods. 920 696 3100

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      Deb
      Comment on James Clarey (March 26th, 2014 at 08:21)

      James Clarey

      Where are you located?

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        Comment on here we are (March 31st, 2014 at 09:55)

        here we are

        N3469. State rd 26. Juneau wi. 53039. 920 696 3100

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      Comment on largest amish store near madison (March 27th, 2014 at 05:21)

      largest amish store near madison

      Www.countrytreasureswi.com

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        Richard Lee Dawley
        Comment on Country Store near Madison (March 27th, 2014 at 05:34)

        Country Store near Madison

        Do you have the address of the store? I’m in New Berlin, WI. Any help with directions you can offer? I’m coming to an auction in Albany west of Madison.
        Richard Lee Dawley

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          Tonya
          Comment on Albany Auction (March 27th, 2014 at 11:09)

          Albany Auction

          When and where is the Albany auction. Would like to go to it.

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            Richard Lee Dawley
            Comment on albany Auction (March 31st, 2014 at 12:21)

            albany Auction

            The auction is in Albany north of the village on a main highway about 1 or 2 miles. You’ll see the cars parked in the auction area where the road takes a big swing to the right to clear a “mountain.”
            If that’s not clear connect with me at rld7971858@att.net
            Richard Dawley

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              Tonya
              Comment on Albany Auction (March 31st, 2014 at 17:10)

              Albany Auction

              Richard

              What is the date of the auction?

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      Kim
      Comment on Wisconsin Amish (May 5th, 2014 at 21:40)

      Do you happen to have the phone number to the Amish that do the medal roofs?

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        jeff
        Comment on Wisconsin Amish (May 10th, 2014 at 00:17)

        262-325-8350 d@l metal supply in Dalton,

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    Arley d
    Comment on Wisconsin Amish (March 26th, 2014 at 21:03)

    I live in Walworth county. There are no Amish. There are in rock co. The next county over. I could see the store owner not calling the police. He was ripping people off. But that store, and all their Walworth county footage is all scenery I have never seen before.

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      Comment on Wisconsin Amish (March 28th, 2014 at 11:31)

      There is one Amish settlement listed in Rock & Green Counties according to this comprehensive 2013 listing: http://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/57700/JAPAS_Donnermeyer_Luthy_vol1-issue2_pp107-129.pdf?sequence=1

      There’s no settlement listed for Walworth County. Sometimes Amish spill over into the adjacent county, but this settlement looks like it is situated on the opposite side of Rock Co. Like others have said, I wouldn’t rely on much you see on shows like this.

      Wisconsin Amish

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        Deb
        Comment on Marion and wautoma auctions (May 12th, 2014 at 12:39)

        Marion and wautoma auctions

        Marion Auction is June 7 @ 9 am
        Lester Lambright Farm
        Located from Marion WI south on 110

        Wautoma july 5th 8:30am
        Monroe Schumucker farm
        Located from wautoma, wi
        West on 21 to 11th Drive then notth to 1st farm on left

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          Tom Geist
          Comment on Wisconsin Amish (May 12th, 2014 at 23:32)

          I got a flyer for the Marion sale this last week. It says Saturday June 7th @ 8:30. Pancake breakfast from 7–9am and school bake sale.

          8:30am outside misc and inside crafts and furniture Quilts 10:30 and (more ) furniture at noon. Flowers and shrubs start at 9am.

          4 miles South of Marion, or 12 miles North of Manawa on Hwy 110, or from Clintonville West on “C” to 110, then right on 110 to the farm. Watch for signs!

          I also have numbers to call if you have sell there.

          Tom Geist
          LincNebr@hotmail.com

          Wisconsin Amish

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    Comment on Faith (March 30th, 2014 at 13:34)

    Faith

    Are there any Amish Communities near Coloma, WI ?

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      Patricia L Huber
      Comment on Amish near Coloma, WI (March 30th, 2014 at 13:41)

      Amish near Coloma, WI

      There is a small group of Amish that live between Wautoma and Coloma near the communities of Richford and Dakota.

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    Richard Lee Dawley
    Comment on Amish near Coloma (March 30th, 2014 at 19:04)

    Amish near Coloma

    Well described, Patricia. I’d like to hear more about your experiences with the Wautoma Amish.
    Wautoma quilt and furniture acution is July 5th that I plan to attend. I’ve sold many of my 8 books at their auctions.
    I’m in New Berlin outside Milwaukee and looking for a place to stay the night before. any suggestions?

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    Mandy
    Comment on Amish near Coloma (March 30th, 2014 at 21:52)

    Amish near Coloma

    I believe there is still a really nice Amish owned and run greenhouse in Coloma. I’ve seen several homes in that area.

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    barbara foster
    Comment on looking for walworth county amish (April 6th, 2014 at 19:39)

    looking for walworth county amish

    can you plz tell me where they are located at want to enjoy watching then and stuff they make etc ty so much barbara foster

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    Marshall Sawyers
    Comment on Amish (April 7th, 2014 at 00:10)

    Amish

    depends on where you live,stations differ though out the country
    Dallas area tues on 120 at 6PM

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    Pam Schwoerer
    Comment on Bonduel wis sale (April 27th, 2014 at 23:16)

    Bonduel wis sale

    Can someone help: We love attending the Bonduel Wis Amish sales; but when is the sale in May of 2014 in Bonduel wis????

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      Comment on Bonduel, Wisconsin Amish Auction Date (April 28th, 2014 at 08:26)

      Bonduel, Wisconsin Amish Auction Date

      Hi Pam, Richard Dawley, who would know, just emailed me this: “Always the Saturday closest to Mothers Day.” Looks like for 2014 that means May 10th.

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        PSchwoerer
        Comment on Wisconsin Amish (April 28th, 2014 at 23:05)

        THANK YOU SO Much!! From Pam and Family

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      Deb
      Comment on Bonduel auction (May 4th, 2014 at 20:55)

      Bonduel auction

      The Bonduel Auction is always the Saturday of Mothers Day weekend and the nSaturday of Labor Day weekend each year.

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    JMcArthur
    Comment on Flooring installer (April 29th, 2014 at 03:11)

    Flooring installer

    I’m looking for an Amish carpenter who will replace my Baraboo kitchen laminate flooring with a wood floor.Can you recommend someone I might contact? Thanks.

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    Comment on Visit Amish family (May 4th, 2014 at 20:52)

    Visit Amish family

    I’m a Finnish excahnge student here in Wisconsin since August. I really find the Amish culture fascinating and a man in my Rotary club (I’m a Rotary exchange-student) had said he knew an Amish family and could take me to visit them which I think would be so interesting. The thing is though, that it might not happen now, and I’m wondering if there’s any opportunities to visit an Amish family for a day or so and see how they actually live and get to hear from them about the Amish culture.

    Visit Amish family

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      Tom Geist
      Comment on Wisconsin Amish (May 11th, 2014 at 08:29)

      Hi Karolina Wallin,

      You didn’t say where you are located so it’s hard to suggest where you could go. Are you able to drive and/or do you have some friends that can? Some areas have Amish tours you might be able to take as well.
      Let us know.

      Tom Geist
      LincNebr@hotmail.com

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    Cecilia Pisco
    Comment on Athens, wi amish auction (May 6th, 2014 at 13:32)

    Athens, wi amish auction

    Does anyone know date and location of Athens, Wisconsin Amish Auction? Do they have a phone number to use to get information from?
    Thanks.

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    Cecilia Pisco
    Comment on Amish Auctions (May 6th, 2014 at 13:39)

    Amish Auctions

    For those who want to know. Bonduel is May 10 and Aug. 30
    Medford has one on May 10 and Aug. 16
    Sheldon had their first one on May 6, but fall one is Aug. 23
    Have addresses if anyone needs.

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      Tonya
      Comment on Amish Auctions (May 6th, 2014 at 15:44)

      Amish Auctions

      I have been to the Bonduel Auction several times. If you could give the addresses of the other 2 auctions (Medford and Sheldon) that would be wonderful. Looking forward to hearing from you and where these auctions are locaed. I enjoy going to other Auctions.

      There is an auction in Hazelton, IA on Saturday, May 17th as well.

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        Comment on Amish Auction List (May 7th, 2014 at 00:31)

        Amish Auction List

        Cecilia and Tonya, thanks for sharing here. Cecilia unfortunately I don’t have the details on the Athens auction.

        However we are maintaining an Amish auction list for May with about 30 auctions listed. http://amishamerica.com/amish-auctions-may-2014/

        If you don’t mind sharing a few details for Hazleton, IA and the Wisconsin auctions you mention (addresses or start time or whatever might be useful) I’d be glad to add them to the list.

        For Wisconsin we currently have dates for Bonduel, Amherst, and Readstown listed (but no addresses or many details for any of them yet).

        Amish Auction List

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          Cecilia Pisco
          Comment on Auctions (May 8th, 2014 at 20:21)

          Auctions

          Medford Auction: Location: Marvin Miller – W8332 Pine Ave., Medford, Wi May 10 and Aug. 16 starting at 8:30. From Medford, 7 Miles west of medford on CTH O to oak drive, 2 miles south on oak dr. to Pine Ave.

          Sheldon: Location from Ladysmith: South on HWY 27 go 9 miles to broken arrow rd., east on broken arrow 6 miles to Marshall, South 1/2 on Marshall. Contact Marvin J. Mast, N1698 Marshall Rd., Sheldon, WI 54766 or call 715-452-5389. Starts 8:30 a.m. (For photos of auction items go to www.ferrisauction-realty.com) (Was on May 3, but has another on Aug. 23)

          Auctions

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            Comment on Wisconsin Amish (May 9th, 2014 at 10:57)

            Thank you Cecilia, just updated the May listings with your WI auction info: http://amishamerica.com/amish-auctions-may-2014/

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              Deb
              Comment on Kingston auction (May 12th, 2014 at 12:29)

              Kingston auction

              Eric there is also an auction in Kingston either the 1st or 2nd Saturday in June. Thinking it mihpght be the first Saturday in June. N1046 Cty H Dalton, WI 53926 1 mile east of Dalton to Cty H or 4 miles South of Kingston, North on Cty H

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                Richard Lee Dawley
                Comment on Kingston Auction (May 23rd, 2014 at 05:31)

                Kingston Auction

                It’s on the 14th of June, Saturday.
                Richard

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    Cecilia Pisco
    Comment on Bonduel auction (May 12th, 2014 at 08:57)

    Bonduel auction

    Went to the Bonduel auction for the first time, was huge and great. Would suggest for anyone to try it. Lots outside, plenty of guilts, all price ranges, many flowers. People were very friendly and helpful, since this was my first time at this auction.

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    Lynn
    Comment on Fix Wagon Wheel (May 12th, 2014 at 09:12)

    Fix Wagon Wheel

    I am looking for someone to fix the wood hub on a wagon wheel.
    I bought the old wagon at an auction but one of the back wheels is broken. Could someone tell me of a place I could get this fixed near wausau, WI Any help is greatly appreciated.

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      Tom Geist
      Comment on Wisconsin Amish (May 12th, 2014 at 23:51)

      Hi Lynn,

      In the 2009 Wisconsin Amish directory* it lists Henry Yoder in Edgar Wisconsin as having a buggy shop. I believe that is about 18 miles from you. I also have Aaron T Swarey in Athens, Wi. (31-ish miles away) No phone numbers are listed in the directory but there are address’s that I could give you if you email me. If they don’t work on wheels I’m sure they could tell you where to check.

      Tom G
      LincNebr@hotmail.com

      * note that 2009 directory is the newest Wisconsin directory. A new one is being made up now!

      Wisconsin Amish

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        Lynn
        Comment on Wisconsin Amish (May 14th, 2014 at 09:32)

        Tom,
        Thanks for the information. I really appreciate it.
        My email is lschulz@dce.k12.wi.us if you could email with
        any phone numbers, that would be great.

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          Tom Geist
          Comment on Wisconsin Amish (May 16th, 2014 at 00:10)

          Lynn,

          I replied to your email address yesterday and to the email you sent me today. You might have to look in your spam/junk box to find them.

          Please reply to my email to let me know they arrived.

          Tom

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      janine
      Comment on try (May 13th, 2014 at 12:07)

      try

      Call Harlan Nolt at 715-267-7879. He is a farrier in the Greenwood/Withee/Thorp area. He would know who to contact. I know I have driven past a buggy shop on the way to Frenchtown Greenhouse but don’t know the name.

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    Deb
    Comment on Hazelton school auction (May 14th, 2014 at 08:28)

    Hazelton school auction

    Eric

    The Amish Hazelton School Auction is on 120th Street in Hazelton, IA this Saturday.

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    Monique
    Comment on Help! Need a homemade pie today! (May 15th, 2014 at 12:18)

    Help! Need a homemade pie today!

    Where can I get an homemade Amish pie today? I live in Milwaukee.

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      Linda
      Comment on Online pie (May 15th, 2014 at 23:02)

      Online pie

      Hi Monique, I don’t know where you can buy a pie locally, but there are several places online that will ship pies to you from Ohio and Pennsylvania.

      www.amishpie.com

      http://www.dutchcountrypantry.com/

      http://www.dhgroup.com/en/shop/Amish+Bakery/Amish-style+Pies/

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        Mary Jo
        Comment on Miller Bakery (May 22nd, 2014 at 08:26)

        Miller Bakery

        Miller Bakery will again be available at the Sheboygan Outdoor Farmers Market starting in June. Every Saturday at Fountain Park, Erie & 8th street. Pies, fry pies, donuts, and many other yummy things. Their bakery is located just east on Marytown on Hwy HH.
        (near New Holstein) They are open Fridays and Saturdays. Call 920-898-1193 or hours or special orders.

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    Diane
    Comment on "Amish Walmart" (May 21st, 2014 at 12:36)

    "Amish Walmart"

    Does anyone have directions on how to get to the Amish Walmart by Cashton, WI?

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      Linda
      Comment on Wisconsin Amish (May 22nd, 2014 at 22:34)

      Diane,
      Atlee Yoder’s store named Trails End, S302A Little Ridge Road, Ontario, WI 54651, has been called the “Amish Walmart.” Is it more of a man’s store? One person wrote about his visit at:

      http://www.brokenoakhill.com/LaFarge_Amish.html

      Trails End makes exit signs from old tools:
      https://www.farmshow.com/a_article.php?aid=26440

      It’s interesting that a few other stores have a similar nickname. Country Housewares in Leola, PA, has been called an “Amish Walmart.” Dutchman’s Store in Cantril, Iowa, is called the “Mennonite Walmart.” And a country store owned by Dan in Clare, MI, is nicknamed the “Dan-Mart.”

      Wisconsin Amish

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    Tom Geist
    Comment on Wisconsin Amish (May 21st, 2014 at 18:28)

    Hi Diane,

    I hope you get a more precise response than what mine is going to be, but if not, maybe I can get you closer to what you are looking for.

    Two weeks ago I was in Wisconsin and got one of their old Amish directory’s for the state. In it most Amish folks listed if they were farmers or worked in a sawmill or whatever. Cashton, as you might know, has lots of Amish people. I saw that one had a “Coleman shop” while others had a shoe store, bakery, farm store and bent and dent. I would be happy to pass along the address for any of those if it sounds like what you might be looking for.

    Tom in Lincoln, Ne

    LincNebr@hotmail.com

    Wisconsin Amish

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      Deb
      Comment on Amish Directory (September 13th, 2014 at 09:00)

      Amish Directory

      Tom
      Where did you get the Amish Directory?

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        Tom Geist
        Comment on Wisconsin Amish (September 13th, 2014 at 12:14)

        Hi Deb,

        I first borrowed one from a Amish family that had moved from Wisconsin to Pawnee City Nebraska. Then, while visiting some of the Amish in Wisconsin, I inquired about who might have one for sale. Not only did I find one for sale but everyone talked about how the new Wisconsin directory was just about ready to come out, so I put in an order for a couple of copies of the new one when it is available. (this was back in early May 2014) I have not received a new directory from the people yet, but I would assume one is out.

        Tom in Lincoln
        LincNebr@hotmail.com

        Wisconsin Amish

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    Mary Jo
    Comment on St Anna Strawberry Shortcake/Brat fry (June 13th, 2014 at 21:30)

    St Anna Strawberry Shortcake/Brat fry

    The Amish community in the St Anna WI area will be having a
    Strawberry Shortcake and Brat Fry
    With homemade pies and ice cream
    Wednesday June 25, 2014
    4:30 to 8:00 PM
    St Anna Fireman’s Park
    N126 School St. (rural New Holstein)
    Proceeds will be going towards major hospital and medical
    expenses recently incurred by a family

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    Amy Teresa
    Comment on Amish Raw Milk Cheese (August 11th, 2014 at 16:30)

    Amish Raw Milk Cheese

    I live in Westfield, Wisconsin. Wondering if anyone knows of any Amish that sell Raw milk cheese near by?

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      Tom Geist
      Comment on Wisconsin Amish (August 11th, 2014 at 19:59)

      Hi Amy Teresa,

      I might not be much help… but per the Amish Newspaper “Die Botschaft” it appears there are either Old Order Amish or Horse and buggy Mennonite in the following city’s near you. Using Google maps I come up with the distance. Using the 2009 Wisconsin Directory I came up with how many church districts 2 of them have. (the other are not in the directory. That could mean they are new or that they are listed as a subset of one of one of the bigger communities. The new Wisconsin directory might be out now, but this is all I have to work with.

      Coloma–12 miles away
      Wautoma–21.5 miles away–3 church districts
      Dalton–27.3 miles away
      Kingston–28.6 miles–10 church districts
      Pardeeville–31.9

      I didn’t take the time to look up who sells dairy products in Wautoma & Kingston but if you email me and let me know if either of those work for you I can give you some names and address’s. Unfortunately the Wisconsin directory did not list any phone numbers.

      Tom Geist….Lincoln
      LincNebr@hotmail.com

      Wisconsin Amish

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        Christine Waterbury
        Comment on WI Amish Newspaper (September 12th, 2014 at 05:18)

        WI Amish Newspaper

        Is their a link or address to the WI Amish newspaper?

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          Tom Geist
          Comment on Wisconsin Amish (September 12th, 2014 at 06:33)

          Hi Christine,

          Wisconsin probably has their own reginal Amish newletter(s) or small paper but I don’t know the name of it/them. The main Amish papers, Die Botschaft & The Budget. Neither of these two will have any link to read online. They are not like the English newspapers that list National/local/sports/weather in them rather they are notes from each community as to what is going on. A typical one will list what the weather is doing, what they are planting or harvesting, where gmay (church) was held last time and where it will be the next time “Lord willing.” Then they will list people that attended gmay, or a wedding, if someone is sick or fell from a roof or was kicked by a horse, or had a snake come in their house. Some of the writers are fun to read because of their style of writing.
          Was there anything specific you hope to see in the paper?

          Tom in Lincoln
          LincNebr@hotmail.com

          Wisconsin Amish

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            Slightly-Handled-Order-Man
            Comment on Oh, interesting stuff (September 12th, 2014 at 07:18)

            Oh, interesting stuff

            Hold on, Tom, you’re telling me that the Amish press publishes who attends church? Can’t that be a little bit prideful of them? I mean, reading a newspaper and seeing one’s cousin was in an accident, for instance, is one thing, but reading a paper and seeing who did or who did not attend a service might be a bit embarrassing, can’t it? And a bit boring if your there every Gmay and see the same people over and over again?
            I’m not making fun of the practice, mind you.

            Oh, interesting stuff

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              Tom Geist
              Comment on Wisconsin Amish (September 12th, 2014 at 12:02)

              To be a little more specific… they will list what visitors from other communities attended… not everyone. For the wedding notes they sometimes will list all of the servers and bridal people.

              As far as pride goes… I wonder if they look at it as more just stating the facts.

              I was amazed by one scribe that mentioned three women in their community that got new dentures to wear. She listed all 3 of the womens names. In the English world I think most people would not want that broadcast by the scribe told me that it was no big deal in the Amish world.

              Tom

              Wisconsin Amish

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                Slightly-Handled-Order-Man
                Comment on Oh, I see (September 12th, 2014 at 15:55)

                Oh, I see

                Mmm, I’ll chalk one up to learning something new everyday.
                Thanks for the info!

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                  Tom Geist
                  Comment on Wisconsin Amish (September 12th, 2014 at 16:03)

                  S.H.O.M.

                  First, I really need to proof read what I say for errors. I wish we could edit what we say.

                  Anyhoo… if you would like me to take a couple of pictures of scribe notes from your area I can email them to you. Feel free to email me at my address below.

                  Tom
                  LincNebr@hotmail.com

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    Mary Jo
    Comment on St Anna Hay Stack Supper (August 20th, 2014 at 20:07)

    St Anna Hay Stack Supper

    The Amish community in the St Anna WI area will be having a
    Hay Stack Supper with homemade pies and ice cream
    Wednesday Aug 27th, 2014
    4:00 to 7:30 PM
    St Anna Fireman’s Park
    N126 School St. (rural New Holstein)
    Proceeds will be going towards major hospital and medical
    expenses recently incurred by a family through childbirth.

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    Anita
    Comment on Leave the Amish Alone (September 12th, 2014 at 20:17)

    Leave the Amish Alone

    There is no Amish paper in Wisconsin. None of the Amish in Wisconsin want you to take a picture of them or their property. They are unlike Pennsylvania Amish, do not know what Rumspringa is and do not bike, rollerblade of play badminton…..only baseball. Who cares what they they write in their paper.

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      Mandy
      Comment on Anita (September 13th, 2014 at 14:35)

      Anita

      Anita, I know plenty of amish people, in Waupaca and Shawano Co.) who do the exact opposite of what you say, I know some who allow pictures of them working their land as long as you can’t see there faces. A family in Binduel actually writes a quarterly article for a Wisconsin Magazine. I know some who rollerblade, play volleyball, and so on. Each amish community differs from church district to church district.

      Anita

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      Mandy
      Comment on Anita (September 13th, 2014 at 14:36)

      Anita

      Anita, I know plenty of amish people, in Waupaca and Shawano Co.) who do the exact opposite of what you say, I know some who allow pictures of them working their land as long as you can’t see there faces. A family in Bonduel actually writes a quarterly article for a Wisconsin Magazine. I know some who rollerblade, play volleyball, and so on. Each amish community differs from church district to church district.

      Anita

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    Karen
    Comment on Apples (September 29th, 2014 at 21:12)

    Apples

    We visit Wisconsin Amish communities twice each year and love every minute of our trips. I am looking for any Amish restaurants or places to stay. I would also like to find Amish Apple orchards. I would appreciate any information that anyone can give me.

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      Tom Geist
      Comment on Wisconsin Amish (September 29th, 2014 at 21:17)

      Hi Karen,

      I don’t know that I can be of much help, but whomever is will need to know where in Wisconsin you plan to go visit. Is the whole state open to you or are you looking within a certain area? You might mention also a mileage range you are looking to go from. Say, 100 miles outside of Madison… or Green Bay or such. Wisconsin is a big state.

      Tom in Lincoln

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    Karen
    Comment on Wisconsin Amish (September 30th, 2014 at 09:41)

    After I posted, I realized I hadn’t given an area. We will be in the Eau Claire area, the Dalton area and the area below Tomah and Sparta which is our favorite. I am amazed that we don’t find Amish restaurants and would love to know of any. We have been to the orchards around Gays Mill, but would like to find some closer to the Sparta area. I am so thrilled to have found this site and will follow it closely.

    Wisconsin Amish

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      Linda
      Comment on Amish restaurants in Wisconsin (September 30th, 2014 at 18:28)

      Amish restaurants in Wisconsin

      Karen, you might want to try

      http://amishamerica.com/amish-restaurants/#wisconsin

      http://amishamerica.com/amish-markets/#wisconsin

      www.amishinwisconsin.com

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      Deb
      Comment on Auctions (October 1st, 2014 at 00:59)

      Auctions

      Karen
      Have you been to any of the auctions?

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    Karen
    Comment on Wisconsin Amish (October 1st, 2014 at 05:41)

    Hi Deb,
    We have been to a couple at Cashton, and just love them. We were even fortunate enough to have attended a couple right on the farms. The auction house at Cashton is right behind the creamery which is a “must stop” each time we go on this trip.

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    Mary Paruszkiewicz
    Comment on Chicke Processors (November 12th, 2014 at 16:54)

    Chicke Processors

    I am looking for someone to process chickens for me. I live in the Madison, WI area. A friend of mine takes hers to an Amish farm near Mineral Point, WI but that is to far for me to make it economical enough to drop off chickens come back home then pick them up that evening. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks

    Mary

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