Granger Old Order Amish Settlement (Fillmore County, Minnesota, USA)

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The Old Order Amish settlement near Granger, Minnesota, USA began in July 1993 when Amish families from the Mt. Elgin, Ontario, Canada settlement moved to the area. Other families also moved in from settlements in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and elsewhere. Since Granger is located on the Minnesota-Iowa state line, it was not long before the settlement extended into Iowa, reaching down almost to Cresco.

In April 2008 there were 56 families in three church districts (congregations) and five schools. By that time most of the Canadian Amish had moved elsewhere. Although initially the settlement emphasized farming, the high price of land saw the beginning of a number of shops. In 2007 the selling of milk in cans was no longer possible, so the community moved to bulk tanks. Some farmers switched to goat milking.

Bibliography

Karlan Keim Family. Amish Communities of Iowa/Minnesota 2015. Drakesville, Iowa: Karlan Keim Family, 2015: 660-681.

Additional Information

Location: Map:Granger Old Order Amish Settlement (Fillmore County, Minnesota, USA)


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published August 2017


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Steiner, Sam. "Granger Old Order Amish Settlement (Fillmore County, Minnesota, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2017. Web. 20 Oct 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Granger_Old_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Fillmore_County,_Minnesota,_USA)&oldid=153988.

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