Tavistock District Amish (Tavistock, Ontario, Canada)

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The Tavistock District Amish congregation near Tavistock, ON began services in 1960, meeting in homes, and moved to Dry Run, Pennsylvania in 1978. The congregation originated through emigration from the United States.

The community was located between the 10th and 9th Concessions of East Zorra Township, four miles southeast of Tavistock. Bishop John Peachy served in 1978 as a non-salaried congregational leader. In 1975 there were 25 members. The congregation was affiliated with the Old Order Amish. The language of worship was German.

The community returned to the United States in the midst of the "milk crisis" in Ontario when the Ontario government no longer allowed milk to be shipped in milk cans, but required bulk storage tanks.


David Luthy to Sam Steiner, 30 May 1997.

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published April 1986

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Epp, Marlene. (April 1986). Tavistock District Amish (Tavistock, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 May 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Tavistock_District_Amish_(Tavistock,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=121816.

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