Old Order Amish man sheds light on Swartzentruber defiance to Ohio's new buggy law
December 20, 2022
Eli Yoder left the Old Order Amish way of life when he was 18-years-old, after getting caught riding a bicycle.
He was soon to be baptized, but the elders and the bishop didn’t allow the ceremony to take place because he had broken the rule: no riding bikes.
Now 42, Yoder lives in Waynesfield, a village located 20 minutes southeast of Lima with his wife, Nicole, and 16-year-old son. He drives a truck for a living, but his passion is educating others on the Amish way of life through his channels on TikTok, YouTube and Facebook.