I Am Pennsylvania Dutch

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 356 People

    Are The Legends True?

    Just a question, for I'm not a pensylvanian dutch. But I've heard of "dutch" conclaves, of people still speaking the dutch language in America? Of course, the language changed because your children had to learn it from their parents, who already were infected with the native...
    kwek kwek
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2013

    A Little History

    my father was born and raised in Williamsport Pa.  after I married, my last name Tilburg died in our family..there where no men to carry it along. I know there is a place in the netherlands Tilburg...I'd really like to know how our last name came to be and if there...
    msbhaven msbhaven
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2007

    Run-away Amish

    My father's family is old-order Amish from Lebanon, Pa.  My father left before his baptism, to join the army.  Although, I speak Pa. Dutch, as well as German, needless to say, I don't know my father's family.  I've lived in Pa. most of my life, but did not seek...
    AyeAye AyeAye
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 20, 2008

    Signs In Dutch Are Cool.

    Yes, I look Dutch, the blond hair, blue eyes, the whole nine yards.  But what I am the most proud of is that the signs that we use for our homes are made by my family and has for many many many years.  My last name was Z--K, which if you are dutch, you can fill in the...
    Debijean Debijean
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Feb 10, 2009

    Should I Pick School Or Friends?

    A new school is opening up for my class, its called New Tech. Somethings been telling to apply for it, but something else is telling me to stay with my friends. Not many of my friends are interested in it. I really want to attend this school but I will really miss all my friends...
    Girlslifedreamer Girlslifedreamer
    18-21, T
    Feb 22, 2011

    Still Got It...

    I grew up in Lancaster county, my parents left the old order Mennonite church when I was about 6. I joined the Air Force, am stationed in japan, but still call my grandmother to stay fluent in PA Dutch!
    indasuck indasuck
    31-35, M
    Nov 26, 2013

    I have Dutch in me but not sure

    if it's Pennsylvania Dutch lived in pa all my life
    chevelle300fan chevelle300fan
    22-25, M
    Jan 18, 2015

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    Feel free to message me! I'm from 16 from Pennsylvania. :) the country part of Pennsylvania.
    OmiB OmiB
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Apr 14
    Someone text me please I'm bored and need people to text I live in the US in Pennsylvania if anyone would want To know and I'm 14 years I'll be 15 in August someone please text me
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