Eighteenth Century Amish of Pennsylvania: Stories Within the Larger Narrative

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Eighteenth Century Amish of Pennsylvania: Stories Within the Larger Narrative

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This presentation will consist of a collection of stories that depict the Amish way of life in the eighteenth century. The stories will reveal some of the challenges that the Amish faced in preserving their values.

About the Instructor: S. Duane Kauffman – Stanley Duane Kauffman was born near the Bratton Township village of Mattawana in the Juniata Valley of Mifflin County, PA. He received a B.S. in secondary education from Eastern Mennonite University and a M.A. in history from Temple University. His further graduate work included a year at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. In 2003, he retired after 45 years of teaching history on the faculty of Dock Mennonite Academy. In addition to an active role at Perkasie Mennonite Church, he presently serves on the board of trustees for the Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania. After his marriage to Naomi Hoover in 1960, the Kauffmans moved to East Rockhill township in Bucks county. After Naomi’s passing, Duane became a resident of Dock Woods in December 2018. Tracing back six generations, 24 of Kauffman’s 32 ancestors were Amish. He has written The Mifflin County Amish and Mennonite Story (1991), The Amish of the Chester Valley (2014), and Shem Zook: An Uncommon Amishman (2020), as well as articles for various Amish and Mennonite related publications.

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February 16
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10:00 am - 11:30 am
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