Spencer New Order Amish Settlement (Spencer, Wisconsin, USA)
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.
Address: Spencer, Wisconsin
Ordained Leaders of Spencer New Order Amish
|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|
Cite This Article
Steiner, Samuel J. "Spencer New Order Amish Settlement (Spencer, Wisconsin, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2020. Web. 5 Jun 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Spencer_New_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Spencer,_Wisconsin,_USA)&oldid=166972.
Steiner, Samuel J. (March 2020). Spencer New Order Amish Settlement (Spencer, Wisconsin, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 June 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Spencer_New_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Spencer,_Wisconsin,_USA)&oldid=166972.
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