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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...

Homer Hagenbuch Bible Detail 0

The Family Bible: Part 2

In addition to the Andrew Snyder Bible detailed in part 1 of The Family Bible, I have in my possession eleven other Bibles of which brief descriptions were given previously. All of these are...

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Naming Conventions

Everyone has a name – some moniker to be called by others. While everyone receives a name at birth, this can change over the course of a lifetime. Nicknames come to mind, but adoptions...

Andrew Snyder Family Bible Detail 1

The Family Bible: Part 1

Family Bibles are interesting pieces of memorabilia. They often have other pieces of memorabilia stuck between their pages, such as dried plants, braided hair, noted verses, and funeral cards. My mother’s Bible always lay...

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The Mystery of John, John, John, and John

When researching family history, one is bound to encounter mysteries. The quest to answer these is actually one of the reasons I began working with my father, Mark Hagenbuch, on Hagenbuch.org in 2014. Our...

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Andreas Hagenbuch’s Soldier Sons: Part 2

Andreas Hagenbuch acted as an example for his sons by providing military service to early America. Not only did Andreas provide patriotic service during the Revolutionary War, he also had a history of providing...