First Amish Settlements

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Settlers from somerset county amish communities helped form numerous other significant amish settlements in the midwest 1 lancaster county pennsylvania circa 1760 188 church districts. Most people are not surprised that the first amish settlements were in pennsylvania but are surprised as to when the amish first came to america the first amish came to america in the mid 1730s and settled in berks county pennsylvania near northkill creek. Settlement the first amish began migrating to the united states in the 18th century largely to avoid religious persecution and compulsory military service the northkill creek watershed in eastern province of pennsylvania was opened for settlement in 1736 and that year melchior detweiler and hans seiber settled near northkill. My first five amish settlements by kevin williams ive been to literally dozens of amish settlements over the years from maine to montana to florida and plenty of places in between. The first sizable group of amish arrived in america around 1730 and settled near lancaster county pennsylvania as a result of william penns experiment in religious tolerance the pennsylvania amish are not the largest group of us amish as is commonly thought however

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