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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
Cream Cheese Cookies

Cream Cheese Cookies

Posted by Martha Mast, Huntsburg OH on 16th Mar 2018

3 ¾ cup sugar1 2/3 cup margarine1 2/3 cup shortening5 eggs5 TBSP baking powder2 ½ tsp salt5 TBSP vanilla8 ¾ cup flourMix sugar, butter, shortening, and eggs. Add baking powder, salt, vani … 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
Meatball Veggie Casserole

Meatball Veggie Casserole

Posted by Beachy family, carpenter, Willisburg KY on 2nd Mar 2018

3 lb ground beef½ cup cracker crumbs1 medium onion, chopped2 ½ tsp salt¼ cup milkdash of pepperMix all of the ingredients together. Form into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 deg … read more
Word of the Week - Animal Names

Word of the Week - Animal Names

Posted by Amish Country Insider. on 28th Feb 2018

Hello Insiders,I was looking at my list of words to share with you today. I was undecided which animal to use, so they all are going at the same time. There isn't going to be any sentences for each an … 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
Word of the Week - Gale Reeva

Word of the Week - Gale Reeva

Posted by Amish Country Insider. on 12th Feb 2018

Hello Insiders, It’s that time again,Your turn to learn a few more words in Pennsylvania Deutsch. Today I have the name for most people's favorite vegetable or one of them. Also I thought it would be … read more