Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Baked Eggs, Ohio Bed and Breakfast

The Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast serves a full country breakfast daily.  Each time I serve our Broccoli Salsa Baked Eggs, people ask for the recipe.


Broccoli Salsa Baked Eggs
   
8 oz. ground sausage
1 10 oz pkg chopped broccoli
8 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup Ricotta cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. McCormick's seasoned salt
1 1/2cup cheddar cheese
1 1/2- 2 cups medium salsa



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a skillet, over medium high heat, brown the sausage evenly.  Drain and crumble the sausage and set aside.  Lightly grease a 7" x 11" glass pan.  Microwave the broccoli until about half cooked and drain off any liquid.  You may use either fresh broccoli or frozen.  In a bowl, combine sausage, broccoli, and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.  Spoon into the prepared baking pan.  Stir together another 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, eggs, ricotta cheese, milk, pepper, and seasoned salt; pour over the broccoli mixture. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese on top.  Next, top with the mixture with spoonfuls of salsa.  Loosly cover with tin foil and bake 1 hour or until eggs are set.  Allow to set for about 5 minutes before cutting into squares for serving.  Serves 12.

Another very good egg recipe is Aussie Breakfast Egg Mess.   Many more recipe choices may be found at Simply Recipes.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz, http://www.thebarninn.com/
May 31, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Antiques in Ohio, Antique Malls Ohio

Hershberger's Antiques
If collecting fine antiques, period furniture, and art glass is your forte, Hershberger's Antique Mall, 3245 St. Rt. 557 near Farmerstown, Ohio is your antique shop of choice. Proprietor, Mr. Hershberger, showcases one of the largest and most extraordinary selections of irresistible century furniture and objects of significance to be found in Northeast Ohio.  Approximately half of the museum-quality inventory is owned by Mr. Hershberger, an Amish man renowned as the leading authority on Millersburg Carnival Glass.  The remaining inventory is consigned by leading out-of-state dealers who showcase rare and authentic finds.


Tiffany Clock
 Hershberger's carries primitives (1700-1830), Victorian pieces from the 1860's, 1890's - 1910 oak furniture, and vast collections of art glass and decor accents.  With such unique pieces and a broad base of buyers, it is important to buy it if you like it because it will probably be gone if you delay. 

Pictured here is an 8 foot tall grandfather clock, signed Tiffany; the clock face embellished in ornate gold.  Note the ornate detail in this close up image of the Tiffany clock base.  Hershberger welcomes business dealers and offers, upon


Tiffany Clock Base
request, a discount to everyone.  Hours are:  Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Wed and Fri are open 8 a.m - 8 p.m.  Since they are Amish owned, no website.  Telephone:  330-893-2064.
Other Malls:

Antiques Trading Post
 Antiques Trading Post, 4761 Twp. Rd. 366 (In Berlin beside the Farmstead Restaurant), Open Mon - Sat, 10-5; phone 330-893-3520.

Walnut Creek Antique Mall, 4872 McKinley Place Dr., Walnut Creek, Ohio.  11,000 Square Ft. of dealers, 330-893-4010, Mon - Thurs 9 - 5; Fri & Sat 9 - 6 

Berlin Village Antique Mall, US 62 & SR 39, Berlin, Ohio, featuring two stories of collectibles and antiques, Mon-Sat 9 - 5; Fri 9-8

While visiting Berlin, Ohio, consider fine accommodations in a restored barn.

Loretta Coblentz, http://www.thebarninn.com/
330-674-7600, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Amish Who Leave, Holmes County Ohio

The Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast is seated amongst the largest Amish settlement in the world; Holmes County, a community where 85% of the population is Amish or Mennonite.  Having come out of the society, my husband and I answer many questions of human interest; one being, "What about Amish who wish to leave the order?"  Long standing traditions and customs dominate this society, a people group so uniquely different from the world outside.  For those wishing to leave, the transition is an undaunting journey.  With permission from Mission to Amish People, I'm publishing this article, written by Eli wherein he refers to the world outside the Amish as an "alien planet".  He writes...

The ability to adjust to life outside Amish culture varies greatly from one individual to another and sect as well. That adjustment is hard in itself, not to include the condemnation heaped on those who have left.

The condemnation is not so direct, since you are out of communication from the old community, but you know it's there.  Some members will now give you "The look" which is a condemnation in itself.

Huge decisions have to be made as soon as you land on the shores of this alien planet.  What about education?  Job?  Driver's license?  Health insurance, since you will not be covered by the old community.  Do I need a living will?  In event of death, who will bury you.?  Would you still want an Amish funeral?  What church, if any, will you seek?  Whose Spiritual advice do you trust?  Am I simply trading one set of rules for another?  What is the proper way to date? (for singles).

Very few, upon leaving, are equipped to make any of these critial decisions.  Until now, all of thse things were decided for you.  If we look stunned for a while, try to understand.  We are trying to find our way in an alien world.  Your heart pounds within your chest as you try to make sense of all the choices.  Did I just do or say something stupid?  Different people give different advice.  How do I know what to choose?  These are my thoughts recalled from the time of adjustment from years ago.  -Eli

We support the ministry of MAP and encourage you to visit their site, and when considering a trip to Amish Country, plan your stay at The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Loretta Coblentz, May 27, 2011
http://www.thebarninn.com/

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ohio Quilt Shops, Discount Fabrics

Sampler Quilt by Loretta Coblentz
Quilters needing another "Fabric Fix", will find inspirations, tools, and many fabric choices in one or more of our many quilt and fabric shops in the Berlin, Ohio and the greater Amish Country area.  Many Amish businesses do not have an on-line presence, so you may need to refer to other listings.With so many choices, I am listing only some of the shops.


My favorite shop is Miller's Dry Goods in Charm.  They offer over 8,000 bolts of top-quality 100% cotton fabrics, quilting supplies, and in their second building next door, they offer a very large selection of quilting books, patterns, finished quilts, and more.  Miller's Dry Goods always have a good selection of reduced fabrics in the lower level of their shop, as well as flat folds of upholstery fabrics.


Miller's Dry Goods, Charm, Ohio
Lone Star Quilt Shop, south of Mt. Hope, offers over 3,000 bolts of fabrics in stock for quilters. They also specialize in making custom quilts ordered to customer specifications. Amish owned, they do not have a website, but find details here.

Helping Hands Quilt Shop and Museum located in Berlin, Ohio, has on display, hundreds of quilts, both antique and new.  The shop has in stock over 3,000 bolts of fabric and carries notions, stencils, quilt frames and many quilts made by local Mennonite and Amish artisans.

Zinck's Fabric Outlet, located at 4568 State Route 39, Berlin, Ohio; buyers of warehouse lots, offers, at discount prices, quilting fabrics, fabrics for general sewing, upholstery, and crafts. Ideal source for church, and school costumes or drama backdrops.  Their back room is filled with notions, books, Amish hats, etc.


Country Craft Cupboard, Berlin, Ohio
 Country Craft Cupboard located in Berlin, is one of the most inspiring shops that I've enjoyed over the years.  They carry homespun fabrics, wools and offer many classes and patterns for such things as wool applique, yarn punch, rug hooking, and scrapbooking.  This is a "Must" stop for anyone with creativity.

Swiss Village Quilts & Crafts in Sugarcreek offers locally made quilts, wall hangings, pillows, and welcomes special orders. 

Make the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast you lodging choice, where owner, Loretta Coblentz, has fine examples of inspiring quilts and offers a free quilt history documentary for viewing.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz, http://www.thebarninn.com/
May 27, 2011




Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Roscoe Village, Civil War History

The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast - VIP Suite
Offering warm hospitality and exceptional accommodations in the heart of Amish Country, the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, not only is a licensed hotel, but additionally offers fine ammenities expected at a bed and breakfast.  Resident owner, innkeepers, Paul and Loretta Coblentz, present an area orientation with a complimentary country breakfast served daily.

Make The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast home base as you travel 30 minutes south to the Historic Roscoe Village, a restored 1800's canal town where history is brought to life. One Sunday per month from May through October, 2011, the Historic Roscoe Village will commemorate the sesquicentennial of America's Civil War with free lectures of this turbulent period in America's history.  The lectures will take place in the Visitor Center Theatre at 2 p.m. and are free of charge; however, donations to defray speakers' fees will be accepted.  Lecture titles are:
Historic Roscoe Village


May 15 - Lessons of the American Civil War Through Music, presented by Steve Ball

June 19 - Mr. Lincoln's Camera Man:  An Afternoon with Matthew Brady, Portrayal by Mark Holbrook

July 10 - The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln; The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth, Presenter Steve Long

August 7 - Female Spies of the Civil War, Presented by Sharon Hunter

September 11 - Women's Fashions of the Civil War Era, Presenters:  Jennifer White and Heather Nichols

October 9 - Haunts & Spirits in Blue and Gray; Ghosts Stories of the Civil War, Presenter:  Christoper Hart

Dr. Maro Johnson portrayed

2011-2014, Roscoe Village is commemorating the sesquicentennial with a tour conveying the life of the village from 1861-1865, the tour entitled Civil War:  On the Home Front, presented as a series of letters between village residents, acquaintances and loved ones, including boys in the army and those behind enemy lines, capturing the knowledge of local events, business, and period fashion.

Enjoy a Canal Boat Ride

History lives on in Roscoe Village as you take the tour, enjoy a horse-drawn canal boat ride, browse more than 20 charming specialty shops, view the museum or complete a hands-on activity such as tin punching, rope making, or candle dipping.  More events are scheculed for 2011.  Include a Barn Inn stay with a Roscoe Village tour for a comprehensive historic experience.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz, May 25, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fun Things In Ohio, Holmes County Ohio


The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast
 The owners and hosts of the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast invite you to visit Holmes County, Ohio and the surrounding area where you will find ample opportunities for healthy and challenging physical activities for you and your family. While Amish country is known for old-country charm, old-fashioned farming, horse-drawn carriages, fry pies and wonderful foods in nearly every little hamlet, don't overlook the wonderful outdoor experiences available to you.


The Holmes County Trail Bike Path
 Bring your bicycle or rent one at the Holmes County Rails to Trails Depot in Millersburg, Ohio.  Studies have shown that people who cycle regularly are healthier and live longer that those who don't.  This link will take you to pdf maps of the Killbuck, Millersburg, Holmesville, and Fredericksburg corridor of the state-wide trail system.  The Barn Inn has ample indoor storage space and will store bicycles of guests staying overnight.

Horseback Riding is available at the Guggisberg Swiss Riding Stables.  Whether experienced or inexperieced, you'll appreciate a memorable guided tour through some of Amish country's finest countryside.


The Wilderness Center in Wilmot, Ohio, only about 20 minutes north of The Barn Inn offers such programs as Star Watches, Wilderness Walks, Hikes, Storytime, Family Astronomy, Concert Series, and Full Moon Walks.  Their broad interest programs for all ages provides opportunities for exercise, education, or the perfect atmosphere for a romantic getaway or an engagement proposal!


Tree Frog Canopy Tours
 Tree Frog Canopy Tours in Loudonville, Ohio, about 1/2 hour west of The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, will appeal to the nature lover, the adventurist, or the adrenaline junkie!  Fly the tree tops in this 2 1/2 to 3 hour zip line tour!

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
May 22, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Surplus Stores, Millersburg Ohio


61 Surplus in Millersburg
Thrifty shoppers take note!  A new store has opened in Historic Downtown Millersburg;  named 61 Surplus, in keeping with it's mission as described in Isaiah 61.  Profits from the 61 Surplus are directed to humanitarian efforts in third-world countries; projects such as the building of orphanages and drilling of wells, bringing safe drinking water to needy villages.


Brand Name Appliances
Having been open for only one week, the shop has already experiended great sales and promises an ever-changing inventory that ranges from grills, sporting equipment, kitchen appliances, toys, baby changing tables, strollers, chairs, bicycles, vacuum cleaners, and much much more.  Resourceful shoppers will be delighted to find deeply discounted prices on their articles of choice, which are discounted about 40% to 50% below Amazon's lowest listed new prices for the same item.

61 Surplus, located at 44 East Jackson Street in Millersburg is operated by a volunteer staff and is an Ohio registered non-profit organization.  Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; closed on Sunday and Monday.  They offer a 7-day moneyback guarantee for any items found defective.  Come find a bargain in Ohio's Amish Country!

When staying in Ohio's Amish Country, make the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast your lodging choice.  The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast serves a full country breakfast daily and presents an area orientation each morning. 

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
May 18, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pie Crust Recipes

One of the most requested recipes at the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast is my easy and delicious, Push Pastry pie crust recipe.  If you can work with play dough, you can make this simple pie crust with no rolling pin.  Simply push it into the pan!

                                                  Push Pastry

1 1/2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/3 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 cup Canola oil

Mix all of the ingredients together and press into a pie pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.  Fill with quiche or fruit filling of your choice and bake accordingly.  If you are making a pie that requires a pre-baked pie crust, bake the crust for 25 minutes instead of 18.  Because I use canola oil, this crust is healthier than other shortenings.  Additionally, this crust has exceptional flavor, is soft textured, and can be made ahead and frozen until needed. 


For pies requiring a top crust, you will need a dough that you can roll out.  For rolled pie dough I prefer

Never Fail Pie Crust

4 cups flour
1 3/4 cups Crisco
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1 egg, beaten
1 Tablespoon vinegar

Mix flour, Crisco, sugar, baking powder, and salt together.  Then add water, egg, and vinegar.  Mix minimally, until blended.

For centuries bakers, including the Amish, have used lard as their shortening of choice.  Because lard has a low moisture, high fat content, it makes very flaky crusts. Often lard from the grocery store is heavily processed and can have an unpleasant flavor.  The homemade lard rendered by the Amish is simply and naturally made.  The best crusts are made using leaf lard, a lard rendered from the fat from around the pig's kidneys.  You may be able to order fat from your butcher and render your own lard (a lot of work); better yet, order leaf lard online from flyingpigsfarm.com.  For more tips on baking perfect pies, visit epicurious.com.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sugarcreek Ohio, Trolley, Cuckoo Clock

Sugarcreek Ohio Horse Trolley
Back "On Stage", the Annual Sugarcreek Horse Trolley will again be the center of attention as the Belgium horse team, driven by an Amish driver, makes it's grand entrance onto the streets of Sugarcreek, Ohio.  Operating May 12 through October 22, 2011, the narrated, continuous 1 1/2 hour loop will make several stops around Sugarcreek, allowing visitors the pleasure of embarking or disembarking at any point along the way.  Originating at the Amish Heritage Foundation, the John S. Yoder Home, the Trolly will tour through the business distict on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except Ascention Day, June 2).  A Schedule will be posted at all stops along the route.  The Trolley operates by donations only; P.O. Box 473, Sugarcreek, OH  44681  The downtown merchants thank all who support this great hometown experience.

Among Sugarcreek's unique shops is Collectors Decanters & Steins, 119 East main Street, featuring a wide selection of classic and collectible decanters and is distinguished as Ohio's largest decanter museum.  Admission to museum is free with a purchase or mention that you saw on line; otherwise $5 adult admission.


The Kamali
 The Kamali (PA Dutch for 'closet'), 102 E. Main St., Sugarcreek, Ohio, offers gently used clothing & accessories for infants, children, teens, men, and women.  They also purchase gently used clothing; presently buying for the spring and summer season.  Other shops to visit in Sugarcreek are:

Swiss Village Bulk Food Store, 309 S. Broadway
Alpine Hills Museum (Swiss & Amish Museum)
Swiss Village Clock Shop, 126 South Factory
Gospel Shop
Swiss Village Quilts & Gifts
The Log Cabin
World's Largest Cuckoo Clock
Broadrun Cheesehouse & Swiss Heritage Winery


The 39 year old World's Largest Cuckoo Clock, once located in Wilmot, has found it's home in Sugarcreek, but is needing a much-needed facelift.  Raffle tickets for the restoration may be purchased at local businesses downtown in Sugarcreek.  To contribute, send tax deductible donations to:  Advance Sugarcreek-Cuckoo Clock, P.O. Box 472 Sugarcreek, OH  44681.

Make the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast your Amish Country lodging choice.

Loretta Coblentz
May 11, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Amish Auction

Come to Holmes County, Ohio and you will discover that auctions are not only a means of buying and selling goods and livestock, but also serve as a favorite pastime and social event for local residents.  Every week day there is an animal auction.  Monday and Friday is animal auction day in Sugarcreek; Tuesday is Farmerstown market day; Wednesday is Mt. Hope animal and flea market day, and Thursday is the Kidron animal and flea market.  On these days you will see the Amish driving their animals to market in carts and wagons.  Of these locations, Mt. Hope and Kidron have the most flea market vendors selling wares (during fair weather).

Some guests visiting the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast ask about local properties for sale or about estate auctions.  One of the best sources for local auctions is the little weekly paper, The Bargain Hunter which publishes detailed descriptions of real estate auctions, business (sell out) auctions, estate auctions, Amish school auctions, benefit auctions, and weekly antique auctions or collector's auctions.  You can subscribe to this publication.

Additionally, there are highly organized charity-benefiting auctions such as the 35th Annual Spring Benefit - Holmes County Training Center festival and auction on May 14, 2011.  The 10th Annual Consignment Auction for Martins Creek Valley School to be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011.  Every Monday evening Kaufman Auction House holds a weekly antique auction at the Holmes County Expo Center location.  Every Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. there is an auction at 2323 Co Rd 200, Dundee OH, located on the corner of Winesburg Rd (Co Rd 200).

The Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn bed and breakfast maintains a calendar of events that lists upcoming Amish School Auctions and other significant events. 

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
May 9, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Berlin Ohio, Berlin Ohio Shops

The mention of Berlin, Ohio evokes visions of horses and buggies, and a society clothed in 17th Century peasant-style garb; a place where traditional shopping choices ranges from buggy wheels to canning jars, or quilt fabric, but high fashion?  Imagine my surprise when I discovered several collections of the most trendy and heartmelting fashions ever offered in Holmes County!  So now, ladies, forget the drab and shop boutique clothing lines such as Down East Basics, Mystree, Life Is Good Clothing, and Not Your Daughter's Jeans available at The Village Gift Barn.  I found soft, yummy neutral tops that pair easily with slacks or skirts; all light textures, so nice and cozy, I want to wrap up in them!

The Village Gift Barn boutique also carries Pandora jewelry, Vera Bradley handbags, Brighton Jewelry and purses along with trendy belts, scarves, beads, and fashion accents of all sorts.  Their stock sells quickly, so if you find something you like, purchase it when you see it, otherwise it will be gone.

Every corner in the expansive gift barn is lined with appealing gift and home decor accessories which range from sophisticated accents to Country Cottage, Early American Colonials, designer rugs, and florals. 
The Village Gift Barn now offers the service of home consultation by their on-staff designer.  Some of their furniture lines are Howard Miller, Sam Moore, Hooker, Riverside, and Dutailier Furniture.

Their second store, Country Gatherings, also at the same address, 4755 SR 39, in Berlin, Ohio, is packed full of interior country accents, garden and patio furniture, accessories, and more.

Visit these gift shops and puchase that which will please the eye of the receiver and warm both your heart and theirs!

When visiting Berlin, Ohio, consider an overnight stay at the award-winning, Millersburg, Ohio Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Submitted by Loretta Coblentz, May 7, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Model T Tour, Berlin Ohio Lodging

1920 Model T Firetruck
In May of 2011 a Model T and Model A enthusiast club held a tour of Ohio's Amish country, visiting sites and businesses unique to the Amish and Mennonites.  The club chose the unique Millersburg and Berlin area Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast as home base for their four-day adventure.  Many heads turned to watched the 14 classic cars, which included a Model T fire engine, as they toured through the scenic hills of Holmes and Wayne County.

Some favorite Berlin, Ohio area attractions and shops are:

Mural Scene
 Behalt, the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center - The Amish and Mennonites have recorded, and appreciate their anabaptist history.  View the 265-foot circular mural conveying their history's timeline from the early 1500 to date.  On location is the Bunker Hill School House and the Pioneer Barn that houses a restored Conestoga wagon that brought early settlers from Pennsylvania to this region.  They have a gift shop offering a broad selection of books and publications on Amish and Mennonite history, including the book(s) titled "Unser Leit",  meaning "Our People".  Located at 5798 CR 77, Berlin, Ohio.

Heini's Cheese Chalet, original producer of Yogurt Cheese is an all-time favorite stop offering up to 50 different cheeses to sample.  Heini's all-natural cheese is made from local Amish farms.  A free cheese history tour is offered.  Heini's also carries trail bologna, sweet Lebanon bologna, other specialty foods, candies, ice cream, sugar sprinkles for holiday baking, and much more.  Just off US 62 on C.R. 77, north of Berlin.

Guggisberg Cheese, makers and developers of the Original Baby Swiss cheese.  Watch cheese being made weekdays 8-12.  They sell cuckoo clocks, Swiss chocolates  and offer over 60 varieties of cheese; located at 5060 SR 557, Charm.

Holmes County Flea Market - This is a very clean, indoor flea market with over 80 vendors offering a wide variety of merchandise.  Handicap-accessible, they offer wheelchairs, at no charge, for use at the market.  Located at 4550 St. Rt. 39, just east of Berlin.

Berlin Main Street Merchants and Much more - Berlin, the main shopping district in Holmes County, offers a wide choice of shops and restaurants, from craft malls, to gift shops, quilt shops, antiques, and more.  Be sure to check out this link.

We hope you will visit Berlin, Ohio as well as all of Ohio's Amish Country, where the past "Comes to life" as you view the old-fashioned lifestyle of the Amish.  When you come to Amish Country, make the award-winning, Berlin and Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast your lodging choice!

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
The Barn Inn, 330-674-7600

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Amish History, Geneology Records


Unser Leit:  The Story of The Amish
 In his newly released, two-volume encyclopedic set, "Unser Leit:  The Story of the Amish",  author Leroy Beachy has compiled and chronicles, in great detail, real life experiences of anabaptist followers and Amish history from the beginning of the 1600's, through migration to America, continuing to the present.  Unser Leit means "Our People".  Beachy's 22-year research has taken him to Europe where he has documented Amish movement from Switzerland in the 1670's through France and Germany, then to Eastern Pennyslvania in the early 1700's, then Westward to Holmes County, Ohio in 1809. Complete with footnotes, Unser Leit definitively reveals how the Amish were new converts from the Reformed Church, a detail that may challenge currently understood Amish history.  Mr. Beachy's findings indicate that the founder of the people who became known as the Amish was actually Ulrich Muller.
Impressive, are the nearly 300 hand-drawn illustrations by the author himself.

Sure to interest those researching geneology records, Unser Leit includes a comprehensive listing of 1800's Amish family names of those who immigrated to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, and Ontario, Canada. The two volumes cover many human interest details, including ordination of preachers by lot, interaction with American Indians and life in the new wilderness.


The Millersburg, Ohio Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, whose owners are direct descendents of these very Amish, have available for purchase, the two-volume set.  Additionally, they have a set available to their guest for research.  Another sourse for the purchase of Unser Leit is Mennonite Family History.  If visiting Berlin, Ohio, Unser Leit may be purchased at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz, The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast
May 1, 2011