Bruce Stambaugh

Celebrating the Christmas Amish-style

The Amish enjoy celebrating the holidays just as much as anyone else. They simply go about it a bit differently.

Defining how the Amish celebrate America’s most time-honored holidays deserves an introductory explanation. The Amish are divided into church groups, usually about 100 persons per church. And by church, they mean fellowship, since they hold church in their homes, shops or barns.

There are actually many different types or orders of Amish. The Swartzentruber Amish are considered to be the lowest order, with the New Order Amish the highest, since they hold Sunday ...
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By: Jennifer Yoder

 

Growing up in Holmes County, Ohio’s Amish Country, I never fully appreciated just how lucky I was. Looking back, one of my favorite things to do was go to my grandma’s house on Saturday afternoon. The afternoons that I loved the most were the ones when we got in her jeep and traveled the few miles from Farmerstown to Charm, getting excited and pointing out all the horses along the way.

We would end up at a quaint little country shop called Millers Dry Goods. As a kid, I thought the store was a magical place. There were fabric ...
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Amber Kanuckel

Holmes County is full of hidden treasures, and one of those treasures is the Ohio Amish Library, which is housed at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin. This collection was once housed at a small library behind Kline Lumber but was moved in 2016 into a new building constructed specifically to house this historic collection.

The library serves as a historical resource where one can learn more about Amish and Mennonite history as well as family genealogies.

“We have over 500 genealogy books here, and those are Amish and Mennonite related,” Wayne Miller of the ...
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