During the 18th and 19th centuries, millions of German speakers immigrated to the United States. Most of the German immigrants settled in the Midwestern states with large concentrations in Pennsylvania, the Midwest and the Dakotas. Today, many people belonging to Amish communities in the United States are descendants of German and speak any number of dialects that evolved from the German language. Approximately a quarter of American citizens claim to have some degree of German heritage.
The Amish population in the U.S
For centuries Amish communities in the United States have avoided the trappings of the modern world. Many of them refuse to drive or use mains electricity, and they often dress in bonnets and simple suits, with buttons and not zips. Many refuse to be filmed or photographed.
THE AMISH: history, beliefs, practices, etc.
I received my master’s degree at the Freie Universität Berlin; I wrote my thesis on language change in the variety of German spoken by Amish communities in the United States. After working in the Psychology department of the University of St Andrews as a research assistant, I moved to lovely Vienna in 2009 to write a dissertation on the visual perception of patterns. Since completing my PhD in early 2014, I have been working as a post-doc and teaching assistant at the Department of Cognitive Biology.
The Amish: history, beliefs, ..
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I am originally from Ashland, Ohio, home to one of the largest Amish communities in the United States, which helped inspire the topic. As such, I have grown up around the Amish and their Plain traditions my entire life.This is not unusual for a business rooted in the nation's third-largest Amish community. Middlebury is located in northern Indiana's Elkhart County. This area and nearby LaGrange County together are home to 136 Amish church districts, according to the Young Center, which studies Amish communities in the United States. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, home to one of the largest Amish communities in the United States, is also home to the headquarters of Ecore International, a company predominantly known for several rubber flooring offerings.