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Stories annd Heppenings of Eli N. Beachy Amish Pioneer and Developer
Stories annd Heppenings of Eli N Beachy Amish Pioneer and Developer Author:compiled by grandson, Eli Beechy At the turn of the century as the Amis hand Mennonite settlements grew and continued to spread across the US, many new settlements were established. Some grew and became permanently established. Others grew and prospered, but because of many and varied conditions the means of maintaining a livelihood became so meager that as the people moved i... more »n they then moved out and the settlement died out.
And so it was that land became available in Baldwin County, Alabama. There was interest in some Northerners to move to a warmer climate.
Eli Beachy, who moved from Holmes County to Geauga County, Ohio took an active interest in this southern land. In August of 1906 he and several others took a trip to investigate this land. Beachy and several others bought farms on their first trip. By December the Beachy family had a railroad boxcar laoded and moved to Bay Minette, AL.« less