Hagenbuch Beech Grove

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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...

Kathryn Hagenbuch, Margaret Lindner & Bessie Coleman, 1898 0

Fun With Photos

Greeting cards in one form or another have been around for thousands of years. However, the 1850s saw their popularity rise as commercial cards covering holidays and other special occasions were printed and sent...

The Beech Grove, September 1982 Title 2

The Beech Grove: September 1982

In a December 2014 article, The Beech Grove newsletter was described. The newsletter was my first effort to communicate with the hundreds, even thousands, of descendants of Andreas Hagenbuch. Over the years that it...

Michael Hagenbuch 1855 Inventory Detail 0

Inventory of Michael Hagenbuch’s Estate

Michael Hagenbuch (b. 1805, d. 1855) was the last family owner of the Hagenbuch homestead in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He had acquired the property from his father, Jacob Hagenbuch (b. 1777, d....

Israel Lindner Bible 1850 Detail 2

The Family Bible: Part 3

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. – Theodore Roosevelt There are six Bibles remaining in the collection of my family Bibles. However, at the end of this...