Bloomfield Old Order Amish Settlement (Bloomfield, Iowa, USA)

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The Bloomfield, Iowa Old Order Amish settlement began in 1971 when three brothers, David Yutzy, Henry Yutzy and Norman Yutzy, moved to Bloomfield from Hazelton, Iowa. Until 1975, church services, baptisms and communion services were supplied by leaders from the nearby Kalona Old Order Amish settlement.

The Bloomfield settlement extends west from Bloomfield to beyond the hamlet of West Grove, and beyond Drakesville to the north.

Bishop George Gingerich moved to Bloomfield from Kokomo, Indiana in 1975. Henry Hochstedler was the first locally ordained minister in 1975. He became bishop in 1981.

Bloomfield has been a rapidly growing settlement; by 2015 it was composed of 10 church districts with a total of about 267 families.

Bibliography

Amish America. "Iowa Amish." 2010. Web. 25 July 2017. http://amishamerica.com/iowa-amish/#bloomfield.

Karlan Keim Family. Amish Communities of Iowa/Minnesota 2015. Drakesville, Iowa: Karlan Keim Family, 2015: 16-18.


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published July 2017


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Steiner, Sam. "Bloomfield Old Order Amish Settlement (Bloomfield, Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2017. Web. 16 Oct 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bloomfield_Old_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Bloomfield,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=152226.

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Steiner, Sam. (July 2017). Bloomfield Old Order Amish Settlement (Bloomfield, Iowa, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 October 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bloomfield_Old_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Bloomfield,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=152226.




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