Tagged: Deitsch

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Three Years On

Looking back, it is tough for me to believe that it has been three years since my father, Mark Hagenbuch, and I founded Hagenbuch.org. In that time, the site has grown to over 150...

Earl Hagenbuch, Jr. Family 1981 Detail 1

Letters From the Past: Part 1

A few weeks ago I was in our barn looking for something. The upstairs of the building is storage, and we have a lot of “stuff” stored there. Most of the boxes are marked...

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Dating Anna Elizabeth Hagenbuch’s Fraktur

Dating historic documents can be challenging. Indeed, from the moment the Taufschein Fraktur of Anna Elizabeth Hagenbuch (b. 1754, d. 1825) was discovered, there were numerous questions about when it was created. On the...

Early 19th Century Kitchen Detail 0

Thoughts on Jacob Hagenbuch’s Estate Inventory

Jacob Hagenbuch died in 1842 at the Hagenbuch homestead in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He left no will, forcing a local judge to order that his entire estate be inventoried. The contents of...

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Making Jumbles, a Deitsch Cookie Recipe

Cooking together has always been an important activity for Pennsylvania Deitsch families like the Hagenbuchs. This is especially apparent during the Christmas holiday, when candies, cookies, and sweet treats are prepared in order to...

Family Under Beech Tree 2

Are We Really Beech Trees?

One of the joys of genealogy is discovering something that complicates or even changes our understanding of Hagenbuch family history. During the last few years, this has happened several times. For instance, in June...

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Searching for Andreas Hagenbuch’s House: Part 3

In 1741, Andreas Hagenbuch (b. 1711, d. 1785) acquired 150 acres of land in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. For decades, it was assumed that the original homestead on the site was located close...