This site is dedicated to Nicholas Stoltzfus, Amish pioneer, and the preservation
of the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead.
Here you will find some history on Nicholas, the early Stoltzfus family and Amish settlements in the Reading and Lancaster, Pennsylvania area.
PHOTOS from the 2013 auction
Recently added articles
Speech given at Barn Groundbreaking
by Merle W. StoltzfusFaith Heritage of the Stoltzfus Family
by Merle W. Stoltzfus
Photos from the 2011 barnraising
Make it a day at historical Berks Parks!
Begin the day at the NSH, have lunch in the local pavilion, then see the Gruber Wagon Works, the Canal Museum, and take to the trails.
Or canoe on the Tulpehocken.
In 2006 members of the Preservation Committee met with Michael Leader, President and CEO of Country Meadows. He assured the Committee he supports future development based on the Committees's goals. Preservation is assured through an agreement with Country Meadows.
The goals include completing a barn with an apartment for caretakers to replace the house trailer, public restrooms, a heritage room, and a utility room. Inquiries can be made by calling 717-808-7785.
Nicholas Stoltzfus House drawing by Roger Cooke - Used by Permission.