|Yoder's Amish Home was
purchased in 1972 by Eli and Gloria Yoder. Somewhat unsure of what
to do with the badly run down farm which had been rented out to Amish
families for 10 years, Eli and Gloria decided to do what they had in the
back of their minds all along. After extensive repairs (the little
house was being used as a chicken coop!), Yoder's Amish Home was opened
for visiting in 1983.
Eli had been part of the Old Order Amish faith
until the age of 21. Gloria was raised "English" in an Amish
community, having gone to a mostly Amish school until the 5th grade and
lived just about 1/2 mile from Eli. With both of their heritages
rooted in this culture and community, they thought it would be a great
idea to share this unique culture with visitors from all over the world.
For the past 20 plus years, Yoder's Amish Home has been striving to give
visitors an inside look at our culture and people. Stop in and
visit -- we are glad to host you.