The Amish Online Encyclopedia (AOE) examines a diverse range of topics, including Amish life, culture, and belief.
The AOE is based on academic research as well as input from Amish themselves, including church leaders, lay members, and historians.
With a population of over 15,000, Wisconsin has fewer Amish than only Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana.
The Wisconsin Amish population is spread over nearly four dozen settlements across the state, and a total of 120 church districts (Young Center, 2010).
Assuming that all Amish practice the same dating customs would be like assuming that all “English” love NASCAR, classical music, and aerobic workouts.