Amish Family Structure

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Pennsylvania Dutch Amish PowerPoint Notes Where they live: The Amish have settled in towns all over the United States. The largest Amish settlements are in Lancaster County in south-central Pennsylvania, Elkhart and LaGrange counties in northeast Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Holmes County, Ohio. The Amish live in a rural setting that includes rolling hills, plenty of land for farms and country roads. They live isolated from other cultures so there is little competition for resources because many Amish farm and provide their own resources. Family Structure: Amish have large families that include many children and their extended family. This means that some households consist of the entire family including parents, children,…show more content…
Amish weddings are traditionally held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in late fall, after the final autumn harvest. A couple's engagement is usually kept secret until just a few weeks before the wedding when their intentions are "published" in church. The weddings usually take place at the home of the bride's parents with a lengthy ceremony, followed by a huge feast for the invited guests. The bride typically makes a new dress for the wedding, which will then serve as her "good" dress for formal occasions after the wedding. Blue is the typical wedding dress color. Unlike most of today's weddings, Amish weddings involve no makeup, rings, flowers, caterers or photography. Newlyweds typically spend the wedding night in the bride's mother's home so they can get up early the next day to help clean up the…show more content…
These women prefer a more comfortable environment and a less expensive one. After the woman has her baby, she counts on her other daughters in the household to help raise the baby and teach the baby the Amish ways. The mother seems to have little to do with her baby once its

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