Separate and Peculiar

Separate and Peculiar

Old Order Mennonite Life in Ontario = Bei Sich Selwer Un Ungwehnlich : Alt Mennischde Weg Vun Lewe in Ontario

Book - 2001
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Isaac R. Horst, an Old Order Mennonite author, explains the customs, beliefs, and culture of his people in Ontario-in English and in Pennsylvania German.

Horst presents his community through the story of a typical boy. Menno Martin grows through childhood at home, on the farm, and in school. He attends Sunday services, goes to youth singings, takes instruction classes, and is baptized as a member of the church. Menno farms, courts and marries Grace, and goes through the lot to be a preacher.

Join the excitement of a barn raising. Eavesdrop as Grace describes quilting to Menno. Get a taste of butchering day. Learn what it is like to live in an Old Order Mennonite community.

Includes black-and-white drawings illustrating a typical farm home, arrangements for a wedding, a Mennonite meetinghouse, a barn raising, buggies, and clothing details. There is also a glossary of typical Mennonite terms.

Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Herald Press, 2001
Edition: 2nd ed. --
ISBN: 9780836191462
Branch Call Number: 305.68771344 Hor 3558
Characteristics: 133 p. :,ill
Alternative Title: Bei sich selwer un ungwehnlich


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