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History of the Lerches in the US

The Lerch family came from Germany and landed in Philadelphia in 1738

Growing nation

Lerches fought in the Revolutionary War.  Their descendants fought in every war thereafter.

Lerch Reunion

Lerches met in Allentown, Pa., nearly every year in the early 20th century.

Famous Lerches

Randy Lerch, MLB player for the Phillies, Expos, Brewers, and Giants.

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Amish History

A brief introduction to the history of the Amish people.

Plain People

Why the Amish shun technology.

Religious Freedom

Why the Amish came to the New World.

Amish Sects

Is there just one group of Amish?  Are there sects?  Who are the Mennonites?


A Brief History of the Amish