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11-Sep-2017 13:40

When Emma Gingerich left her Amish community in Eagleville, Missouri, she was 18 and had an eighth-grade education. The life that awaited most Amish women—one of cooking, cleaning, and child-rearing—never appealed to her.She wanted an education and the freedom to choose her own path. She grew up without light bulbs, but she met her boyfriend of seven months on Plenty of Fish. When people ask where she’s from, she responds, wryly, “Missouri.”Apparently Emma is not the only Amish person lured by a freer, more connected life. I googled my grandfather and I found information about him that I just couldn’t believe. Apparently, he was accused of doing some bad stuff, but the law couldn’t do anything about it because he was Amish."By bringing greater mobility, cars would pull the community apart, eroding local ties.Horse-and-buggy transportation keeps the community anchored in its local geographical base." Some of the rules are seemingly contradictory — for instance, 12-volt car batteries are permitted by many communities while 120-volt electricity is not.The center estimates there were just 84,000 Amish in 1984, meaning the population has more than tripled during that time.

For instance, in the New York case, police had to use a sketch artist to produce an image of one of the girls because of the sect's prohibition on photos.

In fact many of them pay school taxes twice — for both public and private Amish schools." They do not, however, pay — or collect — Social Security, having been exempted by Congress in 1965 because the Amish viewed it as a form of commercial insurance.

Instead, they believe that members of the church should care for one another's physical and material needs.

Here are 10 things to know about the fascinating lives of these Americans, also known as the Pennsylvania Dutch.century schism in the Anabaptist church by followers of Jakob Amman, a Swiss minister who believed that adherents should "conform to the teachings of Christ and His apostles" and "forsake the world" in their daily lives. Language The Pennsylvania Dutch are not Dutch at all.

The word Dutch is a corruption of "Deutsch" or German, of which they speak an ancient dialect.

Instead, clothes are fastened by pins or hook-and-eye closures.



And, despite the hazards and hardships of traveling, he was not about to miss this chance to meet the man who, he suspected, was the most remarkable of the many with whom he had corresponded.… continue reading »


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