Lyndonville New Order Amish Settlement (Lyndonville, New York, USA)

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The Lyndonville New Order Amish settlement near Lyndonville, Orleans County, New York, USA was established in 1998.

The settlement started when Amish in Holmes County, Ohio developed an interest in relocating in order to maintain a conservative church setting, to be a witness as a small community, and to find affordable farmland and opportunities for home businesses. The Lyndonville area was discovered through an advertisement in The Budget. The area seemed receptive to plain people and suitable for a horse and buggy community. In spring 1998 five families moved within three two weeks. Initially bishops from Holmes County had oversight.

The settlement expanded and divided into two districts in 2003; worship services continued to be held in homes.

In 2014 community families farmed, including apple orchards, operated a vinyl window business, as well as other small businesses. Lyndonville is part of the "non-electric" New Order Amish.

The Apple Grove School began in 1998 at the eastern edge of the community; the Pleasant Plains School began in 2002.

In 2014 the settlement was part of the New Order Amish. The bishops were Roger D. Yutzy and Matthew Graber. There were two districts with a total of 35 family units.


New Order Amish Directory (2014): 126-135.

Waldrep, G. C. "The New Order Amish and para-Amish groups: spiritual renewal within tradition." Mennonite Quarterly Review 82 (July 2008): 395-426.

Additional Information



Denominational Affiliations:

New Order Amish

Ordained Leaders of the Lyndonville New Order Amish

Name Years
of Service
Alvin J. Beachy (1930-2012) 1998-2012
Orva Lambright (1956- ) 1998-
Roger D. Yutzy (1962- )
Matthew Ray Yoder (1968- ) 1998-
Jerome Graber (1953- )(Deacon) 2004-
Johnny R. Miller (1956- )(Deacon) 2002-
Dannie R. Miller (1968- ) 2003-2011
Martin J. Yoder (1956- ) 2004-
Matthew Graber (1979- )
Steven M. Miller (1970- ) 2012-
Marcus Troyer (1980- ) 2013-

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2020

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