Yoder Kansas



In nineteen-fourteen some Amish from Kalona, Iowa founded a new community one hundred miles north of there in Buchanan County. The original Amish settlers drove their cattle there on foot. Soon many others would join them. They came from all over. Many came by “immigrant car” on the railroad, to places like Hazelton, Fairbank, and a ghost town of sorts once known as Bryantsburg. (more…)



Several years ago I started assembling a book of family history for the benefit of my children. Starting today, I intend to serialize some of it here for your enjoyment. The first section follows. (more…)