Saturday, November 25, 2006

Earl & Virgina Peachey 50th wedding anniversary

Novemeber 24, 2006
GALESBURG - Earl and Virginia Peachey, 1948 Knox Road 200E, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary today.
Earl Peachey and Virginia Ingold were married Nov. 24, 1956. Earl and Virginia met while working at a children's home in Kansas City, and were married at East Bend Mennonite Church in Fisher.
They are the parents of Kevin (and Julie) Peachey, Keith (and Lindsay) Peachey and Steve (and Gail) Peachey, all of Galesburg. They have nine grandchildren.
The couple enjoyed a family celebration Nov. 5 and will continue the celebration with a family trip to Florida in August.

Earl is the 6th generation from Peter Bitsche who came to America in 1767, Peter's son Moses's decendents go by the name Peachey, Peter's other two sons Abraham & Peter decendents go by the name Beachy.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Joe Beachy---Henry Beachy, 7:30 coffee club @ JW's


Did you know the 7:30 a.m. Coffee Club that meets at JW's each morning has nine members of 90 years of age? They are Harold Yoder, Clayton White, JOE BEACHY, John A. Miller, Paul Gingerich, George Yoder, Lester Yoder, Ed Slabach and HENRY BEACHY.
What is your secret?

Welcome Home! Gordon Beachy

The 842nd Signal Co. received a hero’s welcome Saturday November 18 th. The Army Reserve unit was four days shy of one year in Iraq.
Spc. Gordon Beachy said the area has been supportive. “We thank everyone,” he said. “Not a week went by without getting a care package, sometimes from people we didn’t know.”
Thanks Gordon! It is good to have you safely back home.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Pastor Tom Beachy

Beachy to celebrate final service at Pigeon church
The Huron Daily Tribune, 11/17/06

PIGEON — After serving the congregation of Pigeon River Mennonite Church for 16 years, Pastor Tom Beachy will embark on a new mission. He recently accepted the position of director of communications of the Rosedale Mennonite Missions in Rosedale, Ohio. The mission and Pigeon River Mennonite Church are both members of the Conservative Mennonite Conference.

“It’s been a great 16 years,” Beachy said. “We love the community, the Thumb and the lake. This is a great congregation and they have made our work a joy. “Pastoring has been really rewarding,” Beachy said. “It’s really an honor to work with a group of people like this.”

In his new position, Beachy and his wife will spend about 75 percent of their time traveling and visiting the 140 conference churches, he said. He may spend some time traveling internationally to mission fields as well, he added. “I will be speaking in churches every Sunday, but not as a pastor, as an encourager,” Beachy said. “I will tell stories of the missions and inspire people to give to a great cause.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Five Star Dave Beachy

Nov. 13, 2006
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
Dave Beachy, a real estate broker with Re/Max Properties, has been recognized with a 5 Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent award by Sarasota
See information and picture about Dave in previous post below.
Good for Dave!

Udate, more about Lincoln Beachey

Lincoln Beachey website.
Thanks to John Lienhard, at the University of Houston, where we're interested in the way inventive minds work.
Beachey perfected every kind of stunt: flying down into the mists of Niagara Falls, flying to an altitude record of over two miles, nose-diving from 3000 feet with his engine off while onlookers screamed, fainted, and vomited. He did one of the first loops in the air and he did it hair-raisingly close to the ground. Prize money amply repaid his costs to the Curtiss flying school.
For more on Lincoln Beachey, see the following website:

Lincoln Beachey,
Bust 'em green,
Tryin' to go to Heaven,
In a green machine.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Lincoln Beachey Nov. 18, 1913

This month, in Nov. 1913, Lincoln Beachey performs the first inside loop with an aircraft. He also drew the largest crowds ever assembled at that time to watch his flying expeditions.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Tom Beachy Pumpkin Seeds

Welcome to! The goal of is to efficiently distribute some of the world's best giant pumpkin seeds and genetics. Pumpkin in picture above 1027 pounds, WOW!
It takes 2 months of 20 to 100 pollinations every morning to produce seeds on upwards of 200 plants. The seeds I offer are from some of those successes, and I believe that some of them will help pave the way towards the 2000 pound mark. If you want to grow BIG Pumpkins start with Beachy's Seeds.
Beachy has a beautiful beach condo located on Siesta Key in Sarasota Florida available to rent. Can you believe this? Pumpkin growers get a discount!
Check the web site for details.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Benefit Sale Set For October 27-28

The Kalona News. The 51st annual Pleasantview Home Benefit Sale will be held in the Kalona Sales Barn Friday, October 27, with the sale beginning at 6 p.m., and Saturday, October 28, with the sale beginning at 10 a.m. The sale will continue Saturday until all items are sold.
Many quilts, wall hangings, crafts and wood items, baked goods, fresh produce and in-home meals will be sold.
Friday evening a turkey tenderloin meal will be served from 4:30 - 8 p.m. The menu includes a baked potato, cole slaw, dinner roll, dessert, lemonade and coffee.
Saturday there is an all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice and milk breakfast starting at 6 a.m. and going until noon. Pie, ice cream, sandwiches and beverages will be available for purchase during the sale.
For more information, contact Merle and Marlinda BEACHY at 319-656-3586 or Ray Poe at Pleasantview, 319-656-2421.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Gordon Beachy Promise made, Promise kept.

(World War II German Pill Box)
"A promise made is a debt unpaid" (R.S.) Gordon made a promise which he kept, so his debt has been paid. Gordon said, and I quote "I was a combat soldier in the second world war. I was an assistant on a flame thrower going across the Czaar River bristling with German pill boxes. I promised the Lord I would do anything for Him if I survived. The battle never went through and I spent another hitch in Germany and Japan. I got out and went to Bible college in 1950, where I met my wife, Carole. We went to Haiti in the Caribbean and spent 30 years there." (Missionaries) In my telephone conversation with Gordon, he told how he was jailed for 5 days when he first arrived in Haiti, no fault of his own. This is just one of the many stories Gordon has to tell. He is writing a book, hopefully we will be able to read about his experiences before long. Gordon and Carole are retired and living in Pensacola Florida. They have five children, two were born in Haiti. Gordon Jr. is serving in the military in Iraq at this time, expects to be home in November, 2006. Thanks Gordon and Carole, God Bless you and yours.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Rita Beachy "Joshua Cup"

posted by: j.h. trefry
May 17th, 2006
Joshua Cup Coffee House Macon GA
"We've had the opportunity to start focusing on roasting our own coffee and catering as well," said Rita Beachy, one of the owners. "We're not going anywhere - we're just a little smaller for now." The coffee house will continue to cater weddings and meetings with its mobile espresso bar, Beachy said, and will try to further promote that part of the operation. More information click.
Joshua Cup was voted "Best Place to Enjoy a Cup of Coffee in the Morning" by readers of the Macon Telegraph in their annual "Best of Macon" poll, Fall 2002. All profits generated by Joshua Cup go to support the programs for full story.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Sarah Diener Beachy

At This School, Students Decide What To Learn Posted 2006-07-24
By Brad Jenkins. Complete story. It sounds like the kind of school a child dreams about: Kids make the rules, and they decide what they want to learn and when.
Beachy, a 27-year-old who lives just outside Harrisonburg, is the founder of Shenandoah Valley Community School, which enters the scene as public-school alternatives continue to gain attention.
To read more about the school visit their web site. To read more about Sarah Diener Beachy click here. Going where others feared to tread, bold undertaking!

President Bob Beachy, Foxcraft Homes Builders.

Foxcraft Home Builders has a long established history of building quality homes in the tri-state area. Foxcraft is a locally owned and operated company that has constructed over 500 homes in the tri-state region. The experience and dependability of being an established home builder for over 22 years ensures our customers that Foxcraft will be there to serve them now and in the future.
12816 Winchester Road, SW -- Cumberland, MD. A great site for more information.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Amish School Tragedy

Opinions Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 The Daily Collegian on line. Published by the students of Penn State.
Ever after what will go down in history as arguably the most horrific act of violence toward the Amish community, they managed to turn around and stun the world with kindness and understanding.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Roger Beachy PhD

This tiny transgenic tobacco plantlet can be grown in a small water dish as shown here, but still can be used to produce large quantities of recombinant protein, illustrating that plant bioreactors are extremely economical. (Source: Chenming Zhang, PhD)
“Some of the earliest ideas of using plants to produce novel proteins came from plant virologists,” says Roger Beachy, PhD, president of The Donald Danforth Plant Center, St. Louis. Those earlier scientists looked at the possibility of using plant viruses to carry new genetic information into a host plant, the result of which was temporary production of novel proteins. This type of transient expression of a foreign protein represented the beginning of plant biotechnology. Complete story click.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Elmer Beechy Jamesport MO

-JOHN LUDWIG/Daily Forum Anita (Younger) Espey, foreground, Cheri Boots, sitting, and Elmer Beechy take bids for an antique coach buggy at the wagon auction Friday afternoon that was overseen by the Younger Auction Co.
What would entice someone from California to drive to Maryville? What could attract residents of Texas and Minnesota to make the long trek to quiet northwest Missouri?
Everyone loves an auction. Read the full story.

Fishing the Platte River

Larry Beachy along with his son Mike and grandson Trent went for a fishing trip on the Platte River. Larry must have taken the pictures as he is not in any of them.
Beautiful river, beautiful fish! Mike caught his fish on a #23 hooks that he had tied various patterns of larva on. Real fishermen tie their own flies? Larry sent a number of pictures and it was hard to decide which ones to post, they were all so good. Thanks Larry!

Phil and Danny Beachy of Idaho State

Phil and Danny bagged their Elk the last week in September, with bow and arrow. Danny's wife Linda called the bull elk in. The down side was they had to pack it out three miles, it became a family effort to carry it out.
Phil's Elk was easier to pack out. Congratulations to Phil and Danny and their family on a successful hunt.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Dave Beachy of Sugarcreek Ohio

The Amish Heritage Foundation, founded by Dave Beachy and others for the purpose of buying and restoring The John Yoder House. It is located across the road from Beachy’s Country Chalet, on Andreas Dr. in Sugarcreek.
They bought the house for $1, they moved it from its original location to the farmland across from Beachy’s restaurant at a cost of about $30,000.
Beachy and other foundation members enlist the help of two Amish couples to give tours of the house, which is open Fridays and Saturdays in May through October from noon to 5. A nominal fee will be charged. We welcome any and all visitors.
For more information, contact : Amish Heritage Foundation, Box 704, Sugarcreek, OH 44681. Gifts are Tax Deductible.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Beachy, Landon, Grant, & Kurt

Landon Beachy, son Grant from Mechanicsburg Ohio, and son Kurt from Albuquerque New Mexico, joined the 2006 "Ride for Missions", from Goshen Indiana to Rosedale Ohio, a distance of 225 miles in a mere three days. Visit Rosedale Mennonite Missions web site for details, amount of dollars raised, where it goes, pictures etc.
Way to go guys!

Phillip Beachy, Ph.D.

(Philip Beachy, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins, delivered the Earl W. Sutherland Jr. Lecture. photo by Dana Johnson)

Genetic Engineering News (press release) - New Rochelle,NY,USA
Emphasis on Cancer Stem Cell Research at Stanford Grows with Recruitment of Second Top Scientist
Sep 27 2006, 5:54 PM EST
As Philip Beachy, PhD, moves his lab from Johns Hopkins University to the Stanford University School of Medicine, he brings an additional piece to a puzzle that lies at the heart of the school's cancer research efforts: What is the role of cancer stem cells in the disease's progression? Click for full story.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Landon Beachy (rides again)

"The Race Across the Sky"
Picture from previous ride,

By: John Butters

Landon Beachy has ridden as much as 280 miles in 16 hours, and 750 miles in 89 hours. But the toughest 12 hours of his racing career may have occurred on the Leadville Trail 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race in Colorado.
Billed as "The Race Across the Sky," the Leadville 100 is a grueling ride that takes mountain bikers on one of the world's most demanding courses. The elevation of the race is the biggest hurdle for many cyclists, but it's only one of several. The rough terrain, punishing winds and cold rains test the best-conditioned athletes.
Click to view newspaper article. If you want to meet Landon in person try his Appliance Barn 1325 Highway 1 South, Kalona, IA 52247 Phone 319-656-2573

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Menno-Hof Amish-Mennonite Visitors Center

A great place to view our ancestor's history, either in person or a on line tour
Menno-Hof Amish-Mennonite Visitors Center, 510 S. Van Buren St. (Indiana 5), Shipshewana, Ind., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday from September through December. It will be closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 14.
For more information and additional hours and dates of operation, call (260) 768-4117, e-mail or go to the Web site

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Dave Beachy takes pigs to the fair,

Mr. Beachy owns pigs in Johnsville and his children showed them in the 4-H market classes Tuesday. "When they get out of their little pens, they like to run," Click on Frederick Fair for details.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Peachey Rich

Rich Peachey is a software engineer working for Agere Systems Inc. in
Allentown PA. Rich is also very active at Salem EC Church in
Lenhartsville, PA. Rich is currently serving as the church's Youth
Director, Chair of the Worship Committee, sings with the worship team,
teaches Sunday School, and maintains the church website.
( In his spare time, he does website and
database consultation, mainly for small Christian non-profit
organizations. Rich's website

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Beautiful British Columbia

Home again after spending time in northern B.C. with son and two grandsons hunting moose. September is a beautiful time of the year, the bugs are gone, the leaves are turning, snow is appearing on the mountains, nights are cool days are mild. Nature is preparing for a long winter of cold and snow. Thanks guys for a successful hunting trip.
Glen Beachy, editor of this site.

Gene Beachy, Amish Furniture Store.

Owner Gene Beachy said he is closing the store for personal reasons. For details

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Danforth President Dr. Roger N. Beachy

Monsanto Fund Makes $15 Million Gift to Danforth Center, Gift Will...
AScribe (press release) - USA
... countries in Africa, and fortifies our commitment to help alleviate certain crop diseases in those countries," said Danforth President Dr. Roger N. Beachy. ...

About The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center: Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a global vision to improve the human condition. Research at the Danforth Center will enhance the nutritional content of plants to improve human health, increase agricultural production to create a sustainable food supply, and build scientific capacity to generate economic growth in the St. Louis region and throughout Missouri. Please visit for additional information.

Titus & Linda Peachey Book "Seeking Peace"

Titus and Linda Peachey have collected true stories of Mennonite people around the world who have embarked on a journey toward peace. The stories in this book, "Seeking Peace" struggle with some of the many practical concerns related to their attempts to live their belief in peace. In this collection are more than 70 true stories (not sermons!), some satisfyingly resolved, others considerably open-ended, about ordinary people trying to live peace. [more]For you genealogy fans, Titus is a descendant of Moses (Bitchie) Peachey, a brother to Peter and Abraham (Bitchie) Beachy. Titus is my 5th cousin once removed.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Welcome to Allamanda House

Larry & Carol Beachy of Goshen In. have the perfect spot for your dream vacation.
Located in the settlement of Hopetown, Allamanda House is perfect for those who want both the natural beauty of the islands and the colorful local town-life. This Bahamian cottage is newly renovated and was formerly owned by a local constable.
Click for a grand tour of Allamanda House and cay.

C & C Beachy Contracting Ltd.

The scene at Tow Hill Road Monday, as protestors stopped a feller-buncher from working. Photo: Jana McLeod. [Full Story]Craig Beachy was falling trees along the road in preparation for the new power line, when local residents protested against the development. Even on an island seventy miles off the coast of British Columbia there are differences of opinions

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Vern Beachy

Vern, a former radio news director and TV assigment editor and award-winning journalist. Vern has a Blog site where he comments on current news, both religion and politics, the two things we were always told not to discuss. As I read his daily Raves I can tell he has his head fastened on right.
To get a glimpse of Vern's personal life, check his web site. He is proving himself to be a survivor, keep on Vern you are making a difference, even if you may not think so.

Pastor Darren Beachy

Darren, is now the senior pastor at the LaHarpe, Illinois Christian Church. His family recently moved from the Washington DC area back to the Midwest

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Beachyville Indiana

Thanks to Matt Beachy there is now a Beachyville. It is located near Honeyville Indiana. To find out more check out Matt's web site.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Christopher K. Beachy Ph.D

Dr. Beachy has a B.A. from the College of Wooster (1986) and an M.S. from Western Carolina University (1988). His Ph.D. is from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette which was awarded in 1992. After completing his doctorate, he spent one year doing postdoctoral research at the Highlands Biological Station in North Carolina followed by a one-year sabbatical teaching replacement at Jamestown College in North Dakota. He arrived at Minot State University in Fall 1998 after having taught for four years at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.

More information on web site.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

World's Largest Truck

Glen and Melba Beachy toured one of the several open pit coal mines in B.C. Canada.
The coal is shipped by rail to the coast where it is loaded on ships for the oversea's market.
Huge trucks like the one in the picture, have been replaced with smaller trucks, that are still very BIG. Sometimes bigger is not always better

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Craig & Colleen Beachy fish for Salmon

Salmon fishing is good off the north coast of the Queen Charlotte Islands in B.C.
Pictures taken August 2006.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Beachy News Will Include Peachey News

In 1767 Peter (Bitsche) Beachy came to America from Switzerland. He had three sons Peter, Abraham, and Moses. Two of the sons Peter and Abraham and their descendents go by the name Beachy. Moses and his descendents go by the name Peachey.
When ever Peachey news becomes available it will be posted along with Beachy news.
Any news items please send to Glen Beachy,

Dion & Naty Peachey

Dion and Naty began a two-year term as RMM missionaries in February 2005. They are working to plant house churches among the Hispanic population of their neighborhood on the west side of Columbus. They are making plans to go to South America in 2007 as RMM missionaries. "May God Blessings go with you" (Keep in touch)

Monday, July 31, 2006

Hitching Fence

The Beachy's Pharmacy (website) in Grantsville Maryland has installed a hitching fence for their Amish customers. The sign was designed and painted by Dee Speicher.
" Sounds like a user friendly place"

Monday, July 24, 2006

Johnny Yoder, Deer Farmer

Johnny Yoder, is a great grandson of Noah Beachy and Catherine Plank.
Johnny and his wife, Ruth Ann Miller, are raising deer on their farm in Indiana state. He is also a minister in the Amish church. I wonder do deer require more care than horses or cows?
Credit goes to Marilyn and Bobby for the picture of the deer, thanks.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Jeanette (Beachy) Saffarek

I just received a letter from daughter Jeanette, with the above picture and the following comments. "We're having a great summer. We've caught 16 salmon thus far. Here's a picture of me with the BIGGEST coho I've ever caught. We didn't weigh it, but it must've been at least 20#."
Thanks Jeanette, you didn't learn your fishing skills from your dad. We will give your husband Kurt the credit, he is an outstanding fisherman.
Happy Fishing to you both.

Jenna Beachy

Jenna Beachy, finished out her college career as a three-time addition to the All-Independent Team. Beachy was a repeat on the First Team All-Independent. The senior finished out with a .338 batting average with one homerun and 16 RBIs. She scored 17 runs in 2006. [Way to go Jenna!]

Welcome! Laura Beachy

Laura Elizabeth Beachy was born April 18, 2006. Her parents are Phil and Jennifer Beachy of Idaho state. Laura has four sisters ( Ashley, RyHanna,
Lakeisha, and Sarah).

Monday, July 10, 2006

Dr. Bill Beachy

Bill Beachy is a retired priest of the Episcopal Church who began his professional life as a physician. The son of a Baptist minister, he received his medical education at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. After an internship at US Army Lefterman General Hospital in San Francisco, California, he completed a three year Residency - Preceptorship in Internal Medicine at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri where he also served as chaplain from 1960 through 1986.

Graduation from Berkeley Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut in 1956 was followed by ordination to the diaconate in June of that year and to the priesthood six months later. His position at that time was Vicar of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Moneft, Missouri.

Chaplain and Mrs. Beachy have three grown children and five grandchildren, and are active members of St. Paul's Church, Kansas City, Missouri. In the summer, their Church community is Church of the Redeemer, Rosseau, Ontario, Canada.

As Chaplain Emeritus of St. Luke's Hospital, Bill serves on the Ethical concerns Committee and is planning a project to help restore the spiritual aspect of healing to modern medical practice. He is available as a resource person for the Church Community, does some counseling, and is working to complete a book on healing.

Jessica (Beachy) Rahman

Jessica (Beachy) Rahman '88 Basketball All-American. Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee - 1998 Jessica ended her Concordia career with 2,101 points - 17.8 points per game. She still holds the MIAC record for career points with 1,491 - 17.8 points per game.
Since graduating magna cum laude in 1988, Jessica has earned an M.A. degree in education and remains active in basketball. After serving as an assistant coach at Concordia (1991-93) and at Jamestown college (1995-96), she became the head girl's basketball coach at Dickinson (N.D.) High School in 1998. She has also been active in volunteer activities in her church and community

LCpl Kayla Beachy

LCpl Kayla Beachy,
USMC. She is an Intelligence Analyst with the MAW in Futenma, Okinawa Japan.
She served in Iraq, with the 31st MEU September 04- February 05.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Mike Beachy

Mike's picture was taken in 1997 or 1998. Home town is Plain City OH,
Occupation, Scientific Programmer. To see Mike's pictures (click here) Thanks Mike for sharing your pictures.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Michael Beachy

Chicago: Michael Beachy drove his high-flying GT/EA '82 Firebird to an impressive victory in Super Stock, his first in national event competition.
[what year was this Mike?]

Friday, June 23, 2006

Kevin, Kristal Beachy & daughter Danica Grace

Kevin is the Student Ministry Pastor at Centerpointe Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He has previously been at churches in Texas and Maryland in the same capacity. Kevin is passionate about seeing students connect with God and each other. His wife, Kristal, is a fifth grade teacher for Fairfax County and is finishing her Master's degree in elementary education from George Mason University. They live in Centreville, Virginia with their daughter Danica Grace who was born in November 2005.
Kevin is a sports fanatic, keeps Starbuck's in business, and loves the beach. He is mastering the art of putting the benches in shopping malls to good use.
Thanks Kevin for the information and picture, may God Bless you and yours.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Bible Our Switzerland Ancestors Used.

The Bible our Anabaptist ancestors used in Switzerland was known as the Froschauer Bible. Christoph Froschauer was a printer in Zurich, Switzerland, in the 16th century. His earliest publications were dated 1521, and he began printing the New Testament in 1524. Froschauer based his New Testament primarily on the translation of the New Testament into German by Martin Luther, editing word order and dialect to match the vernacular German spoken by the Swiss people of that region.
A few years later, in 1529, Froschauer finished his printing of the complete Bible, using the Old Testament translations by Anabaptist scholars Ludwig Haetzer and Hans Denk, since Luther had not completed his translation of the Old Testament. This Bible was very popular and much loved among Anabaptists because of its dialect; it was easier for the common Swiss citizen to understand than, for example, the High German of Luther’s translation. Because so many Froschauer Bibles were confiscated and destroyed by Swiss Authorities, there became a shortage of this very popular translation. In 1744, the publisher Simon Kurssner, Cantzley-Buchdrucker, of Strasbourg, reprinted the complete 1536 edition of the Bible originally printed in Zurich by Froschauer.
The old Froschauer Bible, published at Zurich in the time of Luther, is still widely used by the Amish, as it is by the Mennonites.

Loren Beachy prime instigator

Loren Beachy, of rural Mt. Pleasant, the prime instigator in getting Henry County to join the worldwide hunger fight, was in one of two combines harvesting the crop.
Surrounding the Goodyear plant, which donated the use of the land for the food plot, the ground yielded an average of 103 bushels per acre. Young noted, "It's pretty good considering how dry it has been." It took just 150 minutes for the two combines to cover the 25 acres.
A total of 17 Henry County commercial and non-profit organizations participated in the Foods Resource Bank project in 2005. Local organizers are hoping to have a bigger plot next year with more people involved.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Kevin Beachy

Kevin Beachy (Baltic, Ohio) was the 2006 ODAC Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year. "Way to go Kevin!"

Monday, June 05, 2006

Raymond and Darla (Kizer) Beachy

UPDATED JULY 5, 2015,  There are still some of this books for sale. Current address is,
       4314  Center Pointe Lane   Sarasota, FL.   34233-1636    
E-mail address:   or
Price is $25.00 per book with $5.00 U.S. postage shipping in US


Beachy Genealogy Book
"The Family of Hans and Margaret Zum (Bach) Biettschi" compiled by Raymond and Darla Beachy is a great genealogy book for those interested in following the Beachy Family line.
The book also contains bits of information on church membership, church ordinations, occupations and who preformed the ceremony for couples united in marriage. Some medical notes are made available where known, in order to assist future families in knowing what genetic disease exists in the family.
Copies can be ordered from Darla Kizer 4911 Old Oakleaf Drive, Sarasota, FL 34233 email

This genealogy book was initially the vision of Raymond Noah Beachy (1928 - 1996) In 1991 Ray began to compile by hand on genealogy sheets the members of his family. In 1993 a computer was purchased and information transferred onto it using the Family Tree Maker software. Today it includes more than 13,700 names. After Raymond's death in 1996 his wife Darla finished compiling the information and published the book. It was dedicated to her husband Raymond, his parents and thirteen siblings.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

China Nose, British Columbia, Canada

The above picture submited by Jeanette (Beachy) Saffarek of Smithers B.C. Jeanette is an avid hiker and is picture here on China Nose. This is only one of many outstanding mountain scenes within hiking distance here in Super Natural B.C.