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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
Word of the Week - Glicklich

Word of the Week - Glicklich

Posted by Amish Country Insider on 2nd Feb 2018

Hello Insiders,I am behind a few days, normally I am working not he word of the week earlier. However I hope you enjoy this weeks word. The word this week is one that can be used on a day to day basis … read more
Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt

Posted by John J. and Laura L. Yoder, Danville OH on 2nd Feb 2018

1 gallon milk2 TBSP plain gelatin½ cup cold water4 TBSP plain yogurt1 ½ cup white sugarHeat milk to 190 degrees. While heating the milk, dissolve the gelatin in the cold water. Add this to the … read more
Worlds Best Sugar Cookie

Worlds Best Sugar Cookie

Posted by Susan Byler, Housecleaner, Bristolville OH on 22nd Jan 2018

1 cup butter1 cup powdered sugar1 cup white sugar2 eggs2 tsp vanilla¾ cup cooking oil1 tsp salt1 tsp baking soda5 cups flour1 tsp cream of tarterMix and roll into balls. Flatten with a glass … read more