Spencer New Order Amish Settlement (Spencer, Wisconsin, USA)

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The Spencer New Order Amish settlement south of Spencer, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA was established in 1970. The settlement started when three families from the Stark County, Ohio Amish moved to the Spencer area because of the lack of available family farms in Stark County.

The first minister moved to the community in 1973; the settlement has used a church house. In 2014 most families were dairy farmers. The Spencer settlement is an "electric" New Order Amish settlement.

The children attended the local public school for one year, but the Pine Grove Christian School began in 1971. A residence that had formerly been a school was converted back into a school. A second parochial school ran from 1981 to 2001 when the number of children was higher.

In 2014 the settlement was part of the New Order Amish. The bishop was Herman Miller, Jr. There was one district with a total of 22 family units.


New Order Amish Directory (2014): 163-168.

Waldrep, G. C. "The New Order Amish and para-Amish groups: spiritual renewal within tradition." Mennonite Quarterly Review 82 (July 2008): 395-426.

Additional Information

Address: Spencer, Wisconsin


Denominational Affiliations:

New Order Amish

Ordained Leaders of Spencer New Order Amish

Name Years
of Service
Jacob N. Yoder (1940-2003) 1973-2003
Henry R. Sommers (1939- ) 1973-1993
Glenn Bender (1940- )(Bishop) 1976-1979
Amos E. Byler (1924-1993) 1989-1993
Carl Burkholder (1948- )
Eli N. Miller (1934- )
Marvin Swartz (1945- ) 1983-1992
David J. Stoltzfus (1962- ) 1996-?
Amos Jay Yoder (1948- ) 1988-1992
Clarence J. Yoder (1944- ) 1993-
Herman Miller, Jr. (1964- )(Deacon)
Kenneth Yoder (1970- ) 1995-
Duane Mast (1976- )(Deacon) 2009-

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2020

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