Author: Mark Hagenbuch

Haag Hotel Waiter 1900 Detail 0

Oh, The People We Don’t Know! Part 1

Three large collections of photos are in the Hagenbuch photo archives. The largest collection is, of course, the photos that are of people descended from my great great grandparents, William and Rebecca (Muffley) Hagenbuch....

The Beech Grove, December 1989 Detail 0

Reunion Revival: Sunday, June 24, 2018

Please join us for the 74th Hagenbuch Reunion! When: Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 12:30PM Where: Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 130 Hagenbuch Loop, Danville, PA 17821 View Map Hold the date. More details to...

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Treat or Treat

A usual statement out of my mouth every other week is, “I have to start an article.” And, I continue by telling my wife Linda what I’m going to write about for my next...

Ellen Hagenbuch 1937 2

1937 Picnic Photo Redux

In January 2015, an article about the wonderful photo taken at Knoebels Grove of the Oak Grove Church Sunday School picnic was featured. We can only imagine what it was like to have that...

Mark Hagenbuch Family 2017 0

Carrying on Traditions

In the movie Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye is faced with changing times and sings about tradition—the importance of the Papa being the head of the household. His wife, Golde, sings of the Mama...

Earl Hagenbuch, Jr. Family 1981 Detail 0

Letters From the Past: Part 1

A few weeks ago I was in our barn looking for something. The upstairs of the building is storage, and we have a lot of “stuff” stored there. Most of the boxes are marked...

Pennsylvania Deitsch Winged Angel, Burning Heart & Crown 1

Powwowing: A Pennsylvania Deitsch Tradition

Those who are not from a Deitsch background rarely understand the term powwowing as it is used among Pennsylvanians. When confronted with the term, most people will quip “Sure, I’ve seen American Indian dancers”,...

Raymond Larue & Dawn (Shultz) Hagenbuch, Oak Grove Lutheran Church, Detail 0

Joseph Hagenbuch, Liberty Township Farmer: Part 2

There are four areas of information that make up what we know about family members: personal details (names, dates, places), photos, ephemera (birth certificates, marriage licenses, letters, diaries, etc.), and family stories. One is...