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How did the name “Amish” come about?
An early Swiss Anabaptist named Jakob Ammann, was a man who had some controversial teachings which caused a division in the Mennonite church in Europe. He taught his followers to live non-resistant lives, care for the community, work the land, and accurately follow the Bible. He believed strongly in the practice of excommunication. Jakob Ammann became the namesake of the Amish religious movement.
The Amish began immigrating to North America in the early 1700s, first settling in Pennsylvania. There are now almost 300,000 Amish people living in over 28 states. After 1850, a rift developed between those who accepted elements of modernization, or the "new order," and the "old order," now referred to as the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church
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Kyle G. Smith