Hagenbuch Beech Grove

Sue Emmitt Reichard Funeral 1916 Detail 0

Hagenbuch-Reichard Connections: Part 2

In the first part of this article series, we explored photos and information about the Hagenbuchs and Reichards. The second part continues with more information from Shaun Creighton and a few of the many...

John and Emma Hagenbuch Reichard Farm 1914 2

Hagenbuch-Reichard Connections: Part 1

The March 9, 2021 article was about the connections between the Hagenbuchs and the Reichard family of Columbia County, Pennsylvania. Some of that information was provided by Shaun Creighton. In providing information, Shaun sent...

Clara (Hagenbuch) Reichard, 1910 3

Columbia County Cousin Connections

In several articles Columbia County, Pennsylvania has been touted as one of the hotbeds of Hagenbuchs and related families. Most recently, Andrew wrote about the migration of Hagenbuchs into Columbia County. I have mentioned...

Hagenbuch Migrations 1900 Detail 3

Family On The Move: 1840–1900

Like many Americans, our Hagenbuch family story is about leaving one place for another, often in search of a better life and new opportunities. The first part in this article series followed our family’s story...

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Doughnuts or Fastnachts?

In March of 2017, I wrote an article about Fastnachts, those holeless, wholesome doughnuts that appear every year in parts of Pennsylvania on Shrove Tuesday to usher in the Lenten season. So as not...

Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan Detail 1

Family On The Move: 1800–1840

The first part in this article series followed 300 years of family history from 1500 to 1800, as our Hagenbuch ancestors moved first from Switzerland to Germany and then to America. One line of...

Limestoneville School Class Photo 1911 Detail 1

School Picture Day

An important day in the calendar of public school life was “picture day.” Having taught elementary school and serving as an elementary principal, all told for 35 years, that special day was filled with...