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Another Test of Faith

Another Test of Faith

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 11th Sep 2018

Last month we stepped back and took a wide look at the nature and shape of the Anabaptist world of 1800.We learned that about 500 Amish had moved from their European homes to Pennsylvania. In the Ne … read more
The Anabaptist World of 1800

The Anabaptist World of 1800

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 21st Aug 2018

Sometimes in the study of history, it becomes necessary to step back and look at the bigger picture. Our view is often very narrow, and we lose sight of the forest because we are looking at a few tr … read more
Lost Privileges

Lost Privileges

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 5th Jul 2018

Recently we have looked at the Russian Mennonites and their settlements in Russia.Also we looked at how a small group (Kleine Gemeinde) broke away from the main group over concerns about morality, i … read more
Colonies of Wealth

Colonies of Wealth

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 11th Jun 2018

We began the journey east into Russia as Dutch and German Mennonites settled in the Ukraine under the invitation of the Russian government.Here they were granted large parcels of land, and colonies … read more
Word of the Week - Spring Time

Word of the Week - Spring Time

Posted by Amish Country Insider on 2nd May 2018

Spring as arrived and winter has most certainly left for this year. The sun is shining more often, flowers are in bloom. Chirping birds make you smile as you enjoy the sunshine from your front porch. … read more
Words of the Week - Sharing an Experience

Words of the Week - Sharing an Experience

Posted by Amish Country Insider. on 26th Apr 2018

Common words and phrases are most easily learned when immersed in a language or culture where it is used. When we can no longer escape or get by with our common language, our brain kicks into overdriv … read more
Recipe: Baked Potato Soup

Recipe: Baked Potato Soup

Posted by Karen Miller, Trail OH on 20th Apr 2018

1 quart shredded potatoes, cooked2/3 cup butter2/3 cup flour¾ tsp salt¼ tsp black pepper6 cups milk1 cup sour creamonions to taste10 bacon strips, fried and crumbled5 slices Velveeta cheeseM … read more
Words of the Week - The Shop Edition

Words of the Week - The Shop Edition

Posted by Amish Country Insider. on 18th Apr 2018

I have recently been taking an interest in a local blacksmith shop. Also a knife maker has started up a shop in local Sugarcreek. Sugarcreek is known as the “Little Switzerland of Ohio”. Tim and Jesse … read more
Word of the Week - Inspired by Verbie Miller

Word of the Week - Inspired by Verbie Miller

Posted by Amish Country Insider. on 11th Apr 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting an elderly women from the community a few weeks ago. She wrote down a list of old Amish words that are not used much anymore by the younger generation. She told me a few … read more
To the East

To the East

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 2nd Apr 2018

 We have been writing about how and when the Amish and Mennonites came to America and the unique challenges they faced. At the same time that these Anabaptists were coming to America, others w … read more
Captive

Captive

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 28th Mar 2018

The Hochstetler family who was attacked by Indians while living on the frontier in Berks County, Pennsylvania.This happened early on the morning of September 20 or 21, 1757.The Indians killed Mrs. … read more
Death on the Frontier

Death on the Frontier

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 22nd Mar 2018

As a small boy growing up in our community, I often heard stories about the past.One of the most frequently told stories was about an incident that happened in 1757.As a boy, I supposed that the sto … read more