How is the word "rutsch" pronounced? The answer is straightforward, and the reasons lie in Pennsylvania Dutch.
What Do the Amish Do for a Living?
What do the Amish do for work? Learn five of their common career paths here.
What Is an Amish Church?
What is an Amish church? The short answer is that it's someone's home. Learn why.
Amish Holidays: What Do They Celebrate?
What holidays do the Amish celebrate? Learn some of the most important days on their calendar and others that they don't observe.
What Are Stereotypical Amish Names?
What are "stereotypical" Amish names, and what does that mean? Learn more here.
Why Do Some People Call Mennonites “Schmellies?”
Why do some people use the word "schmelly" to refer to a Mennonite? Learn the answer (and more) here.
What Does the Last Name “Yoder” Mean?
What does the last name "Yoder" mean? Learn about its origins, etymology, and why it's so popular among the Amish & Mennonites.
What Does the Last Name “Stoltzfus” Mean?
What does the last name Stoltzfus mean? Learn more about its origins and meanings here.
Do the Amish Practice Polygamy? (Answer: No)
Do the Amish practice polygamy? In short, no. Learn more about their marriage practices here.
Do the Amish Speak German?
Do the Amish speak German? Learn the answer — and the history behind it.