The Ordnung is a written and unwritten set of rules for daily living.
Joining the church prepares the young people for the seriousness of setting up their own home.
My name is Carl Miller, and I was born and raised in an Old Order Amish community.
My name is Aaron Swartzentruber, and I grew up in a very strict Schwartzentruber Amish community.I liked living in a culture where I could work when I wanted to and was taught as a young child how to build things.The Amish church started as a breakaway from the Annabaptists (adult baptizers) in Switzerland in 1693, led by Jakob Ammann.They are very distinctive due to their simplicity of dress and lifestyle and their shunning of modern technology – preferring to drive in horse-drawn buggies than cars.Join our investigation into the lives of the secluded Amish.
The Amish live as though it’s the 1800s, this means they tend to their fields with horses and handmade tools applicable to that time.The Amish community has been a topic of interest for decades.They lead a life based in the 1800s as is directed by their religious beliefs.A whirlwind of activity begins after Fast Day on October 11.Fall communion takes place the following church Sunday.In modern times it is also not uncommon to see a bundling bed – a bed with a board in the middle to prevent touching.