Geauga County Amish

Amish Styles

I have gone through photos recently to decide which ones should be included in my new book, Liberating Lomie. Photos can tell stories if one knows what to look for. I have one photo of my mother, Mem, before she was married. She would have been around the age of thirty at the time, circa 1950. She is standing next …

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New Amish Settlements in Prince Edward Island and Manitoba, Canada

The Amish tend to migrate to new areas when their “mother” settlements become overcrowded (the Amish definition of this is different from what most consider overcrowded).  Normally “scouts” (men from the mother community) go looking for suitable farmland in new places. Eventually they will settle down in an area, and hope other Amish will follow. This is the case of …

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Amish Conference 2016, Part 1

I traveled back from the Amish Conference at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania yesterday. I was so glad I attended the conference. There were so many good presentations that stimulated good conversations and debates, that it is hard for me to know where to begin to describe it. Perhaps I will start in the beginning, as I experienced the conference and …

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