The ancestors of the Amish came from Germany in the 18th century, and now most of the Amish live in Pennsylvania (Lancaster County) and Ohio, in the United States. They speak an old dialect of German, known as Pennsylvania German.Generally, they are friendly people in that they will wave to someone passing by.However, they live in rural Amish communities which are separate from mainstream American society.
The Amish are a group of people who prefer simple lifestyles.
They are usually farmers, and they do not use electricity or automobiles.
Family is the core element in the Amish church, and choosing a mate is the most important decision in an Amishman’s life.
Boys and girls begin their search for a spouse when they turn sixteen.
Often they will turn their head down and to the side if someone aims a camera in their direction.Married men are not allowed to shave their beards, but they are also not allowed to have moustaches. Amish characters are in the movie Witness, starring Harrison Ford and Kelly Mc Gillis.