Hagenbuch Beech Grove

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...

Beechroots, People, Stories, Genealogy 2

Announcing Beechroots, An Online Genealogy Tool

It’s tough to believe, but over the last three years my father, Mark Hagenbuch, and I have written and shared over 160 articles on Hagenbuch.org. In that sense, the website has been successful at...

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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....

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...