Hagenbuch Beech Grove

Joseph Hagenbuch, 1811 detail 0

Letters From the Past: Part 2

In September of 2017, I wrote an article about the hundreds of letters I found that had been received when I first began working seriously on genealogy in 1978. As mentioned before, these letters...

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How Far We Have Come!

In September of last year I wrote about a box of letters which I found. These I had written beginning in 1978 to relatives when I first began seriously researching and recording our family...

Ichabod B. Crane 1848 0

Henry Hagenbuch Meets Ichabod Crane

For many people, the name Ichabod Crane conjures images of a lanky schoolmaster being chased through the night by a headless horseman. That is, after all, the premise of Washington Irving’s well-known story “The...

4th Hagenbuch Reunion 1941 4

On Reunions and Summer Picnics

The 74th Hagenbuch Reunion, held at Oak Grove Lutheran Church a few weeks ago, got me thinking about other reunions of the past. Not only the previous 73 reunions whose attendees were primarily descendants...

74th Hagenbuch Reunion 2018 Detail 1

74th Hagenbuch Reunion

The weather was good, the attendance was great, the food was delicious, and the crowd enjoyed the historical presentation. So, all in all, it was a fantastic reunion for the Hagenbuch family at Oak...

Reuben Hagenbuch 1825 Detail 2

Untangling Four Reuben Hagenbuchs

In May I received a message from a reader, Tom, who was looking for information about Reuben Hagenbuch. Tom was hitting a dead end partly because there appeared to be several Reuben Hagenbuchs born...