Hagenbuch Beech Grove

Cromis and Sechler Family Members, 1936 4

New Year’s “Back in the Day”

New Year’s Day is celebrated in many ways. In our family on the Montour County farm, it was a day of traditional foods: pork and sauerkraut accompanied by fresh baked bread smothered in butter...

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Holiday Baking, A Family Tradition

Every year, as we approach Christmas and New Years, many families prepare for the time-honored tradition of holiday baking. Looking back, I can fondly remember platters stacked with pressed cookies, powdered snowballs, and sugar...

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Christmas Babies

People born on holidays often see it as a double edged sword. Some of the holiday-born believe that the festivities take away from their birthday celebration. Others believe the holiday enhances their own personal...

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Exploring Christian Hagenbuch’s Family

Some of our Hagenbuch ancestors have left us with more mysteries than others. Christian Hagenbuch (b. 1747, d. 1812) is one of these individuals. When I first began working with my father, Mark Hagenbuch,...

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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....

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Exploring Hagenbuch Country

Over a year ago, my Aunt Barb—Barbara (Hagenbuch) Huffman—and I were chatting on the phone about the Hagenbuch homestead in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Being an avid birder, she mentioned how wonderful it...

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...