Hutchinson New Order Amish Settlement (Hutchinson, Kansas, USA)
The Hutchinson New Order Amish settlement southwest of Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas, USA was established in 1883. The originally Old Order Amish settlement was organized as a congregation in 1883, when the families of Christian H. Miller, Christian C. Miller, Tobias Schrock, and Peter Schrock came from Shelby County, Illinois. The first minister was Christian E. Bontrager, bishop. Soon widower Daniel E. Mast moved to the community from Holmes County, Ohio, and encouraged the development of Sunday schools. This was contrary to normal Old Order Amish practice.
Over the years the community also accepted use of tractors in the fields, also uncommon in Old Order communities. There was also pressure in the 1950s to become more mission oriented. Some families left to become part of an independent, later Beachy Amish church.
The Meadowlark Christian School was established in 1995 in a former Sunday school building. Previously students attended the public schools.
In 2014 most families were engaged in farming, especially dairy farming. some were involved in various aspects of construction. Hutchinson is considered to be part of the "electric" New Order Amish.
In 2014 the settlement was part of the New Order Amish. There were two districts with a total of 45 family units.
New Order Amish Directory (2014): 106-117
Waldrep, G. C. "The New Order Amish and para-Amish groups: spiritual renewal within tradition." Mennonite Quarterly Review 82 (July 2008): 395-426.
Address: Hutchinson, Kansas
Ordained Leasers of the Hutchinson New Order Amish
|Christian E. Bontrager (1834-1912)(Bishop)||1883-1912|
|David D. Schlabach (1860-1935)||1889-1897|
|Eli A. Nisly (1864-1941)
|Daniel E. Mast (1848-1930)(Deacon)||1891-1930|
|Jacob M. Troyer (1853-1930)||?-1930|
|Noah Troyer (1874-1960)||1899-1907|
|Daniel A. Nisly (1868-1946)||1907-1946|
|Jacob H. Miller (1874-1951)
|David J. Miller (1878-1974)(Deacon)||1915-1974|
|Noah D. Mast (1879-1966)||1916-1966|
|Albert Beachy (1886-?)||1931-?|
|Peter Wagler (1885-1957)(Deacon)||1928-1957|
|Levi D. Nisly (1892-1953)||1932-1953|
|Andrew J. Miller 1886-1957)||1942-?|
|Levi N. Helmuth (1877-1958)
|John D. Yoder (1886-1968)||1947-1965|
|William W. Wagler (1914-1993)||1943-1993|
|John C. Yoder (1920-2011)||1944-2011|
|Alvin Helmuth (1917-2003)||1952-2003|
|Amos Nisly (1924- )||1952-|
|John Mast (1914-2014)
|David L. Miller (1927- )||1954-|
|Abe M. Yoder (1920-2000)||1963-2000|
|David D. Jones (1912-1996)||1967-1996|
|Ben Weaver (1935-2003)(Bishop)||1988-2003|
|Eli R. Mast (1936- )(Deacon)||1973-1981|
|Daniel Ray Beachy (1958- )||1982-|
|Edward Mast (1944- )
|Dean Knepp (1967- )||2005-|
|Dan Hershberger (1956- )||1999-|
|Roman Yoder (1954- )||2001-|
|Wayne Bontrager (1975- )||2004-|
|Author(s)||Samuel J Steiner|
|Date Published||March 2020|
Cite This Article
Steiner, Samuel J. "Hutchinson New Order Amish Settlement (Hutchinson, Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2020. Web. 6 Jun 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hutchinson_New_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Hutchinson,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=166907.
Steiner, Samuel J. (March 2020). Hutchinson New Order Amish Settlement (Hutchinson, Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 June 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hutchinson_New_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Hutchinson,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=166907.
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