Author: Bob Hostetler/
Genre: Historical Fiction/Amish
Jakob Hochstetler and his family came to America in 1738, seeking sanctuary from religious persecution in Europe and the freedom to live and worship according to their Anabaptist beliefs. Along with other members of their church, they settled in the Northkill Amish Mennonite community on the Pennsylvania frontier between civilization and Indian country. Eighteen years later, while the French and Indian War raged, their home was attacked by a party of Delaware and Shawnee warriors. Facing certain death with his wife and children, Jakob made a wrenching choice that would tear apart his family and change their lives forever.
Northkill is closely based on an inspiring true story well-known among the Amish and Mennonites and documented in many publications and contemporary accounts preserved in the Pennsylvania State Archives and in private collections.
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