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Tom Lyons: Legends and Stories

Tom Lyons: Legends and Stories

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 23rd Jul 2019

When the first Amish settlers moved into the Sugarcreek and Walnut Creek Valleys of Tuscarawas and Holmes Counties, Ohio, they soon had a knock on their remote cabin doors. Upon opening the door the … read more
Printing the Martyr's Mirror

Printing the Martyr's Mirror

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 26th Mar 2019

As the Amish and Mennonites settled into the new world, they faced many hardships.What made those early years so difficult for many settlers was the long distance from family, the clearing of land … 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
Settling New Lands

Settling New Lands

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 7th Mar 2018

Here in America, the Amish and Mennonites settled on lands they could finally own themselves.Here they could raise their families and their crops and finally find some peace from the oppression tha … read more
A New Land, A New Life

A New Land, A New Life

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 20th Feb 2018

In the last article, we met William Penn, the Quaker leader, whose influence and faith led him to found a colony where religious freedom was instrumental in the Mennonites and Amish coming to Ameri … read more
A New Continent | Hope for a future

A New Continent | Hope for a future

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 20th Feb 2018

Last month we introduced the Charming Nancy, the ship that brought a group of eleven Amish families to America.Hans Jacob Kaufman, who historians believe was an Amish Bishop, kept a small cal … read more
A Renewal Movement, Halb-taufer and the Anabaptist Church

A Renewal Movement, Halb-taufer and the Anabaptist Church

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 22nd Jan 2018

In the years following the migration of Swiss Anabaptists north into the Rhine valley, they settled on farms and estates where they lived in a quiet but sometimes uneasy alliance with their neighbor … read more
The Big Book: Martyr’s Mirror, A look into the Past

The Big Book: Martyr’s Mirror, A look into the Past

Posted by Marcus Yoder on 22nd Jan 2018

Persecution is often viewed as a hindrance to the growth and development of the church. Not one of us desires to be persecuted, but when it does happen, God has faithfully supplied the grace and co … read more
Word of the Week (Farm Edition)

Word of the Week (Farm Edition)

Posted by Amish Country Insider on 20th Dec 2017

I grew up on a farm, the same farm my mother grew up as a child. My parents moved back to this farm to help my grandparents run the farm and look after them once they were older. This is something com … read more
A Faithful Life: Menno Simons, Influencer of an Anabaptist Movement

A Faithful Life: Menno Simons, Influencer of an Anabaptist Movement

Posted by By Marcus Yoder & Mark Oliver on 19th Dec 2017

One may never know the impact of their life on others.An example of this is an Anabaptist man from Holland named Sicke Freerks Synder who was martyred in 1531 for his faith. A young Catholic priest … read more
Business Spotlight - Charm Fabrics & Clothing

Business Spotlight - Charm Fabrics & Clothing

Posted by Amish Country Insider on 15th Dec 2017

Custom Service for Every CustomerAdmit it. It’s time to buy a new wool hat. You’ve been putting it off, because your old one just feels so good on your head. It fits so well that it’s almost a part … read more