Pennsylvania Dutch Life


We hope you'll find this site helpful into better understanding our Pennsylvania Dutch and German heritage. This won't be your typical web site on Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Our purpose is to bring this dull topic to life and give you a greater appreciation for our shared heritage. You will find items on the PA Dutch dialect, culture, customs, and some general all purpose silliness. :-)

This web site is a companion to the PADUTCH-LIFE mailing list on Rootsweb.

This site is a "group effort" and is operated and maintained by Rick Berkheiser and Nancy Freehafer. If you have any questions about this site, please feel free to contact either Rick or Nancy. Thanks and enjoy!

Recent Updates

Pennsylvania Dutch Dialect

Handwriting Guides

Special Days, Holidays and Such

Folklore and Other Stories


Ghost Stories, Hexes, Superstitions

Culture and History




Miscellaneous Links

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Contact Us

If you want to submit content for this site, please send your contribution to Rick or Nancy.

Last Modified Sunday, 10-May-2009 08:25:44 MDT

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