Mose J. Gingerich is an Amish-born documentary-maker.
Gingerich was born in an Old Order Amish community in Greenwood, Wisconsin, the 9th of 13 children.
Gingerich was raised on a 255-acre farm and at a very young age worked in the fields and sawmill. He developed a love for reading as an escape from reality. Books such as Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Little Men, Little Women, Big Smoke Mountain, and Heidi had an influence in his early childhood years.
Gingerich taught all eight grades in a one-room schoolhouse for four years.
Gingerich was banned from further contact with his family and community. Gingerich has lived in the Columbia, Missouri area ever since.
He owned and operated his own construction company, Gingerich Home Improvement, until 2010. In the fall of 2010, because of health reasons, Gingerich left construction work.
Today he is a sales representative at an automobile dealership in Columbia.
In the spring of 2016, Mose left his job in sales, and started driving truck over the road. The new job takes him all 48 states wide, sometimes being out on the road for two weeks at a time.