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What's it like to be Amish? Minnesota man answers all on TikTok

Eddie Swartzentruber ran away from his settlement in Harmony, Minn., as a teen


September 7, 2022

Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune

Eddie Swartzentruber remembers the clothes he wore the night he snuck out of his house and no longer was Amish.

Eddie Swartzentruber is not just ex-Amish.

He's #exAmish.

Since this past spring, Swartzentruber has turned the camera on himself every few days to answer questions he receives on TikTok about growing up in an Amish community south of Rochester.

Because his short, straightforward videos give a window into a life few Americans know about, he has quickly built a following of curious commenters.


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