Ohio's Amish Country

Amish weddings are traditionally held on Tuesdays or Thursdays in later fall after the harvest. Amish wedding tradition has had to give way to practicality. Weddings are now held year round and on other days to accommodate the number of couples getting married.


Courtship among the Amish is more secretive. A couple won't announce their engagement until just a few weeks before their wedding. They keep it a secret (as long as they can). It is always an occasion for a new dress for the bride. They typically don't wear white but one of the more acceptable colors of their ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

Read our comprehensive guide to why the Amish live the way they do. We offer a list of informative articles to help you understand their culture, and way of life.





By: Nancy Lembke

The day had barely begun when we noticed some unusual activity happening in front of our property.  A semi & a pickup truck had stopped on the road, not a typical occurrence on this State Route that runs from Sugarcreek to Coshocton.  As we strained to see what caused the flow of traffic to stop, we noticed three ‘strange’ horses being herded into the fenced pasture next door by our neighbor kids.

While it doesn’t happen often, there is the occasional “critter escapee” here in Amish Country.  These particular three ‘visitors’ had escaped their ...
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Patricia Nugent

When Lehman’s opened its doors in 1955 on the square in downtown Kidron, there was one employee and one mission — to serve the Amish community in northeast Ohio with all of the products needed to maintain a nonelectric way of life.

The hardware store quickly became the bustling neighborhood store that every small town in America had at that time. Business flourished and founder Jay Lehman hired his father, Ezra; brother, Dave; sister, Pearl; and friend Raymond Steiner.

His goals branched out as well. “He wanted to continue serving the loyal customers with no electricity or unreliable electricity and to preserve ...
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