I was born in 1982 into the Swiss Amish culture. My parents and grandparents were born and raised in the Swiss culture also. My grandfather moved out of Adams County, Indiana where there is a large Swiss settlement. I was an Amish single man, 30-years-old, who had everything any Amish man wanted of what their culture allowed. But often I was unhappy and depressed.  I tried not to show it, because I knew it would worry my parents.

I was born in 1982 into the Swiss Amish culture. My parents and grandparents were born and raised in the Swiss culture also. My grandfather moved out of Adams County, Indiana where there is a large Swiss settlement. I was an Amish single man, 30-years-old, who had everything any Amish man wanted of what their culture allowed. But often I was unhappy and depressed. I tried not to show it, because I knew it would worry my parents.

In Maine, he intended to become a member of the Amish church. Instead, he started a journey away from religion.

In Maine, he intended to become a member of the Amish church. Instead, he started a journey away from religion.

Chippy Cast Iron Amish Man Sitter for Buggy or Wagon

Chippy Cast Iron Amish Man Sitter for Buggy or Wagon

AMISH MAN WALKING HORSE

AMISH MAN WALKING HORSE

cast iron promotional Amish man bank

cast iron promotional Amish man bank

Lancaster Amish man with horse and buggy.

Lancaster Amish man with horse and buggy.

An Amish man was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for obstructing a federal agency and for making and selling herbal health products that were not adequately labeled as required by federal law. Samuel A. Girod of Bath County, a member of the Old Order Amish faith, was convicted in March on 13 charges, including threatening a person in an attempt to stop him from providing information to a grand jury.

An Amish man was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for obstructing a federal agency and for making and selling herbal health products that were not adequately labeled as required by federal law. Samuel A. Girod of Bath County, a member of the Old Order Amish faith, was convicted in March on 13 charges, including threatening a person in an attempt to stop him from providing information to a grand jury.

“I am not a creation of state/government, as such I am not within its jurisdiction.” Those words are by Samuel Girod before the Amish man received a prison

“I am not a creation of state/government, as such I am not within its jurisdiction.” Those words are by Samuel Girod before the Amish man received a prison

Amish man ready to lead horse into sale area

Amish man ready to lead horse into sale area

AMISH MAN WALKING HORSE

AMISH MAN WALKING HORSE

AMISH MAN AND BUGGY

AMISH MAN AND BUGGY

AMISH MAN AND BIGGY

AMISH MAN AND BIGGY

AMISH MAN AND HIS HORSE

AMISH MAN AND HIS HORSE

The feds just sentenced the most dangerous Amish man in the country to six years in prison - Personal Liberty®

The feds just sentenced the most dangerous Amish man in the country to six years in prison - Personal Liberty®

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