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Welcome!

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.


Don't Miss It!
The 12th Annual Benefit Auction
and 5K run/walk is
Saturday May 10, 2014

1700 Tulpehocken Road, Wyomissing, PA
Questions call 717-808-7785

Select for more information on the
Stoltzfus Homestead 5K


The 12th Annual Benefit Auction
Saturday May 10, 2014

Bring Something/Buy Something
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Sanger Choir
Heritage Events
5K Walk/Run Races

Auction begins at 9:30 AM
Quilts at 11:00 AM
Working for occupancy
of the Barn to contain:
Caretaker Apartment
Heritage Room
Public Restrooms

Auctioneer: Moses Smucker
AU4088 717-278-6532

Select to download auction poster PDF


Winter 2014 newsletter
Download the Winter 2014 Newletter


PHOTOS from the 2013 auction


Saving The Stoltzfus House
In the Lancaster newspapers 11/20/2012
and lancasteronline.com


brochure
Download The 2012
House Restoration Progress Brochure


Read about the July 27, 2012 Barn Raising

View photos of the barn raising on youtube


Recently added articles

Read the Article by Tom Infield in
The Philly Inquirer on 9/5/2011

How Firm a Foundation? The Barn Construction Begins.

Newsletter and Publications Archive

 

Speech given at Barn Groundbreaking

by Merle W. Stoltzfus

Faith 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.

 

drawing of the nicholas stoltzfus houseNicholas Stoltzfus House drawing by Roger Cooke - Used by Permission.

 

Thanks to the Pequea Amish Bruderschaft, the Nicholas Stoltzfus House Preservation Committee, Country Meadows Retirement Communities, the Tri-County Heritage Society, the Amish Community, and all those who continue to support the restoration of the Nicholas Stoltzfus House. And thanks to Janice Egeland who is responsible for the book 'Descendants of Christian Fisher and Other Amish-Mennonite Pioneer Families'.