Did you know that there were Amish in Reading back in the 1700s? Have you ever wondered what happened to them? For answers to your questions, tune in to this lecture by Nic Stoltzfus, a descendant of one of the Amish families who lived in Reading in the late 1700s. His lecture will focus on the Stoltzfus family, their immigration journey from Germany to Pennsylvania, and their move to Berks County; he will also talk about the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead in Wyomissing and how the descendants of Immigrant Nicholas Stoltzfus restored it.
Nic Stoltzfus served as the caretaker of the Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead from 2018 to 2020. During his time as caretaker, he published two books about the family: German Lutherans to Pennsylvania Amish: The Stoltzfus Family Story and In the Footsteps of My Stoltzfus Family: A Genealogy Memoir. He is the editorial director at Plain Values magazine and lives in Reading. He enjoys spending time with his cat, Vernie, and exploring art museums and historic sites in the region in his free time.