Category: Family

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...

Susanna Hagenbuch Will Detail 0

Exploring Henry Hagenbuch’s Family

Genealogy is more than just the study of one’s ancestors. It’s also a process that requires the questioning of previous research and longstanding assumptions. Some people consider this frustrating, since the work on one’s...

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...

Bean Chow-Chow Recipe Detail 0

Scraps of Paper: Recipe for Bean Chow-Chow

Over the years, this site has featured a number of articles detailing family artifacts and letters. Of particular interest to me are the scraps of paper containing the thoughts and scribbles of our ancestors....

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...

Hagenbuch Family Reunion 1982 4

The Last Reunions – End of an Era?

Two articles, published in September and October of 2016, detailed information about the Hagenbuch Reunion which began in 1938. Over the years attendance dwindled with the aging and death of relatives and the movement...

Emigrants Crossing The Plains, Albert Bierstadt, 1869 0

A Trip Across America: Family Migrations

The story of the Hagenbuch family in America is one about migrations. From Andreas Hagenbuch leaving Europe for Pennsylvania in the 1700s to Enoch Hagenbuch traveling west in the 1800s, our family has been...