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Montour County Christmas Memories

Rewriting the article on early Christmases last week brought to mind one of the wishes that all genealogists have: that our ancestors would have kept better records, especially of their every day life experiences....

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Christmas for the Hagenbuchs in Berks County

We all have fond memories of Christmases long ago. The snow seemed deeper, the stoves in our homes warmer, and the excitement of that special time seemed more intense. How did our early ancestors...

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Settling in Pennsylvania in 1737

Andreas Hagenbuch and his family landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 18, 1737. They had endured many hardships during their months aboard the Charming Nancy, including poor food, disease, and cramped quarters. However, many...

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Music of Andreas Hagenbuch’s Time

Music can reveal a great deal about people and their culture. This is true whether those people are from the present or the past. Andreas Hagenbuch was born in 1711 in Lomersheim, Germany. He...

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One Silver Dollar

As told to Mark Hagenbuch around 1963 by his great Uncle Percy and corroborated in 1972 by his father’s first cousin, Bruce Hagenbuch. Francis Eugene Hagenbuch (Uncle Gene) was the third child of Hiram...

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Andreas Sails Aboard the Charming Nancy

1737 is an important year for the Hagenbuch family. It was the year Andreas Hagenbuch, his wife Maria Magdalena, and their two children landed in Philadelphia to begin a new life in the Americas....

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Pronouncing Hagenbuch

As I have done many times when I have an appointment, I walked up to the receptionist’s desk and wrote my name on the pad – “Mark HAGENBUCH” (I print my last name and...

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William Hagenbuch Stands Tall

Uprighting Headstones… A Family Responsibility Reader Alert: As in many posts dealing with genealogy, family lines will be listed. This may be confusing to some people, but it’s important to the understanding of family...

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Story of the Buchbaum

Here is the story of the Buchbaum, as told by Dr. Mark O. Hagenbuch at the donation of a European beech tree, April 25, 2008. Long ago, in a place we now call Switzerland,...