Welcome back to our Amish-American History series! Join us this month to learn little known facts about the Amish and early American History!
History Fact #3
It’s difficult to determine just when the first Amish set foot on American soil or precisely where they settled. It wasn’t until 1737 that eleven Amish families arrived on the Ship Charming Nancy via Rotterdam, enough for a settlement to begin. However, a settlement could not survive (marry, baptize, bury) without religious leadership.