Tidbits from the Sept. 2014 Meeting

The meeting this past weekend was a time of becoming reacquainted with Historian members and meeting new friends and relatives.  What an informative two days and what a wealth of information!  Most of us can not remember half of what we heard.  I am sure we will see a lot of the information in the upcoming Historians. Ryan Graber’s presentation was given skillfully using PowerPoint, timelines, pictures and copies of old letters.  I heard that Ryan only had time to… Read More »

Jim Yoder and a Table

September 19 & 20, 2014  should prove to be interesting meetings highlighting “The Role of the Amish of Somerset County, PA, in the development of the Amish settlement of Johnson County, IA 1846-1865”.  I have been at the archives twice and made copies two other times for a young researcher. We made numerous copies of letters from Jacob Swartzendruber, the first Amish bishop in IA. Ryan Graber has spent hours working on his topic for the meetings.  I am looking… Read More »