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For the term "butchering day".
Hog Butchering 1919 0

Butchering Day Memories from the Farm, Part 1

Last Tuesday was Fastnacht Day here in our part of Pennsylvania. In our Montour County household we called it Doughnut Day. It wasn’t until I moved to York County thirty years ago that I...

Scrapple Apple Mac and Cheese Plated Detail 0

Family Recipes: Scrapple Apple Mac and Cheese

Over the years, a number of recipes have been featured on Hagenbuch.org. Some are old, family standbys that came from the handwritten cookbooks of relatives. Others were researched and found by aficionados of Pennsylvania...

Harold Sechler and Homer Hagenbuch 3

The Last of Their Generation

Harold Sechler and Ellen Hagenbuch were first cousins. Harold’s father, John Sechler, was a brother to Ellen’s mother, Hannah (Sechler) Hagenbuch, born 1889. ¬†Only a year apart in age Harold and Ellen died within...

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...

John & Emma "Hagenbuch" Reichard Farm 1895 Detail 1

Old Time Christmas in a Country Home

This story was shared in the December, 1983 issue of the “Beech Grove.” It first appeared in the “Lancaster County Guardian” in January, 1871 and was included with other folk culture stories by Alfred...

Clarence Hagenbuch Ledger Book Detail 1

Family Icons

The word icon is defined as “a thing that is revered.” In past articles many pieces of family history have been written about and described that fit this definition. Photos, books, documents, certificates, and...

Beech Tree Sunset in Autumn 4

One Year On

In October of 2014, Hagenbuch.org was born. Since then my father, Mark Hagenbuch, and I have filled the site with over 50 articles on topics related to the Hagenbuch family, history, and genealogy. It’s...