The Amish of Canada, by Orland Gingerich
2001. ISBN 1-894710-19-3. 244 pages.
This book provides a history of not only the Old Order Amish, but the whole of the Amish Mennonite settlements in Canada, including their more progressive counterparts. Orland Gingerich's study remains the definitive history of the Amish of Canada.
“Gingerich has succeeded well in writing the story of the Amish within the context of the larger Anabaptist-Mennonite movement, while not neglecting to sketch the local histories of the sixteen Amish congregations in Ontario.”
– Harry Loewen in Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses
Orland Gingerich (1920-2002) was an Ontario Mennonite minister and bishop who studied at Eastern Mennonite College and Goshen Biblical Seminary. He was the first theologically trained pastor in the Ontario Amish Mennonite Conference, and he was the last bishop to be selected by lot in 1954.