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  • In the early 20th Century there were about 5,000 Amish people
  • In 1991, there were 123,500 Amish in the US
  • In 2010, there were 249,500 Amish in the US
  • The Amish population is growing at about 5% each year
  • The entire US population is growing at less than 1% each year
  • The Amish largely share a Swiss-German ancestry
  • 1 new Amish settlement is being created every 3 weeks
  • Ohio has the 2nd largest Amish population - 58,590
  • Pennsylvania has the largest Amish population - 59,350
  • 85% of Amish children remain Amish when they grow up
  • In 2024, the Amish population should reach 500,000

(Source: Plain Dealer, Wikipedia, Associated Press)

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Organizations and Resources for Amish in Cleveland

The best source for Amish genealogical information is the Mennonite Historical Society, which maintains an extensive genealogical library. Their address is 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602. Telephone: (717)393-9745

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The Amish movement was founded in Europe by Jacob Amman, from whom their name is derived. In many ways, The Amish religion started as a reform group within the Mennonite movement -- an attempt to restore some of the early practices of the Mennonites.

During the late 17th century, they separated because of what they perceived as a lack of discipline among the Mennonites. Some Amish migrated to the United States, starting in the early 18th century. They initially settled in Pennsylvania and eventually radiated to other states such as Ohio.

Ohio's Amish Country is a region composed of eight counties: Holmes, Wayne, Tuscarawas, Stark, Coshocton, Knox, Ashland and Richland.

The various Amish or Amish Mennonite church fellowships are Christian religious denominations, and form a very traditional subgrouping of Mennonite churches. They are often best known for their simple living, plain dress and their resistance to the adoption of many modern conveniences.

The faith group has attempted to preserve the elements of late 17th century European rural culture. They try to avoid many of the features of modern society, by developing practices and behaviors which isolate themselves from American culture.


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