Pronouncing Hagenbuch

The Marx Brothers pronouncing Hagenbuch

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  1. macwilliam42 macwilliam42 says:

    WELLLLL !! I have been pronouncing it correctly for many, many years, so maybe you should say that SOME of your brothers do not pronounce it correctly !!!
    Brother Bob

  2. Michael Hagenbuch says:

    My family is one of those who have, for some awkward reason, have pronounced our name “HAY – GEN – BAW”. I don’t know why. Like you, I also learned the proper pronunciation when I took German in high school. My father shortened it to just “HAY – GEN” only for work. My uncle changed the spelling of his name to “HAGENBAUGH”. This angered my grandfather (his father) so much that they never spoke again. My grandparents were James William and Claire (Cliss) Hagenbuch. My uncle was James (Jimmy) Hagenbuch – not a junior. My father was named Robert (NMI) Hagenbuch. My uncle had two girls = Joyce and Vicki. My parents – Robert (Bob) and Betty – had two sons = Robert Lawrence (Larry) and myself, Michael Lee. My father died in August 2010, age 91; my brother died in March 2011, age 65; and my mother died on September 20th of this year, age 93. My brother leaves behind a wife, Donna Kay; and one son, Zachary Ryne Hagenbuch, age 30. I am not married (age 63) and have no children that I am aware of. It was really great to see a relative reach out. I hope others might join in. Who knows? We might be spread all over the country — or even the world !!! Oh, I live in Southern California (Arcadia). My grandparents came to California from Illinois, and lived in Glendale. My uncle Jimmy and his family lived in Washington state. We were not close.
    My best to all the Hagenbuch’s out there, no matter how you spell or pronounce our unique last name.
    All hail to US !!!

  3. Barry Hagenbuch says:

    I ‘m Barry Hagenbuch living in Cathedral City, CA. I moved here from Pennsylvania in 2001. When people ask how to pronounce my name, I usually say, Barry -it’s easier. I think I’m seventh generation from Andreas. My great-grandfather lived in Easton and then moved to Nazareth, PA. He was Peter Hagenbuch. Thank you Mark for keeping us posted. Since Arcadia isn’t too far away, maybe we can get together sometime.

    • Mark Hagenbuch Mark Hagenbuch says:

      Barry….sorry I didn’t answer sooner. Use my personal email and send me your line of descent from Andreas, or at least some info on your Peter so I can locate you in my records. Keep in touch. Mark

  4. Andrea Gonzales says:

    I’ve been practicing to get this right Cousin…but as dad would always say,
    “I don’t care what you call me, just don’t call me late for dinner”! Great article by the way…

  5. Edward Hagenbuch says:

    Born & raised in Logan County, IL Descended from Amos, who came to Illinois from PA around 1855. I still have family in IL although I do not live there any more. I have done quite a lot of genealogy on the family, mostly military. Any questions I might help on, please contact me. By the way, we use the -BAW pronunciation.

    • Mark Hagenbuch Mark Hagenbuch says:

      Edward: I sent you a personal email. Hope you have read the installments we have published on Enoch Hagenbuch’s history. I sent you some questions regarding Andreas and his 4 sons’ military service.

  6. Steve Hagenbuch says:

    Just came across this wonderful website! I am from Montour Co. PA and from the group that pronounces the name “hag-en-boo”. My grandfather was Norman Hagenbuch and my father Edward, both deceased. I now live in Vermont and believe I may be one of the only Hagenbuch’s in the state (anyone correct me if I am wrong). It’s been fun to see how more and more people are becoming familiar with our name, especially at my son’s elementary school.

  7. Adria Hagenbuch says:

    I am Adria Hagenbuch. We pronounce our name Hagen bu. Our Families are from the very same.

  8. Robert D. Carl, III says:

    Hi Mark,

    Saw this interesting website. I am a direct descendant of Andreas Hagenbuch as follows:
    Andreas Hagenbuch (New Albany Township, Berks County, PA)
    Christian Hagenbuch (Columbia Co. PA)
    John Hagenbuch (Columbia Co., PA)
    Robert Hagenbuch (Bloomsburg, PA)
    Benjamin D.F. Hagenbuch (Bloomsburg, PA)
    Robert Delroy Hagenbuch (Bloomsburg, PA, died in Shenandoah, PA)
    Jennie Hagenbuch Carl (Shenandoah, PA)
    Robert Delroy Carl, M.D. (Shenandoah, PA)
    Robert Delroy Carl, Jr. (Shenandoah, PA, died in Lancaster, PA)
    Robert Delroy Carl, III, (Lancaster, PA, living in Marietta, GA)

    So, I am 9 generations from our common ancestor Andreas Hagenbuch. Please put me in your database of Hagenbuch descendants. My great grandmother Jennie Hagenbuch Carl was a DAR member and had a family Bible listing my Hagenbuch ancestors from which this list is compiled. I think it is pretty accurate. I am proud to be a member of the extended Hagenbuch family.

    Sincerely,

    Your distant cousin,

    Bob Carl

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