Friday, March 25, 2011

Dave Beachy President Amish Heritage Foundation

SUGARCREEK —Thanks to the efforts of the Amish Heritage Foundation, one of the oldest, possibly the oldest, house in Sugarcreek, has been restored to the way it would have looked in 1869, the year it was built.
The John S. Yoder House now is a tourist attraction, and will open for the season May 6. The season will run through Oct. 29.
Yoder, the original owner of the house, and his wife Franey raised their eight children, Barbara, Magdalena, Isaac, Sarah, Benjamin, Mary Ann, Drusilla and Rebecca in the house.
It took Applecreek Movers and a six horse hitch of Belgians to move the 92-ton house from its original location near the Sugarcreek fire station in 1995. Picture, The table is set and ready for guests in the John S. Yoder house in Sugarcreek. Dave Beachy is president of the Amish Heritage Foundation, which owns the house. Click here to read the interesting story of the Yoder house, article and picture by Barb Limbcher staff report Posted Mar 24, 2011 @ 11:59 PM