Anna Barbara Hagenbuch: Rethinking Andreas’s Children

Andreas Hagenbuch Will Detail
Detail from Andreas Hagenbuch's will. Anna Barbara's name is in the center.

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  1. Avatar Shelba Roach says:

    I have found a discrepency in her date of death and the birth of her son Johann Jacob Stebelton. If she passed in 1740 how did she give birth to him in 1741/1748 (have found both dates for him as well)?

    • Andrew Hagenbuch Andrew Hagenbuch says:

      Hi Shelba. Thanks for your message. There isn’t any reliable evidence showing the Anna Barbara Stapleton was a Hagenbuch. However, as you pointed out, there is a lot of evidence showing that she likely wasn’t. The above article posits, based upon Andreas Hagenbuch’s will, that Anna Barbara Hagenbuch was actually born until 1764 or 1765. You can view her record in Beechroots here:

  2. Avatar Michelle Lombardo says:

    Hi Mark, Andrew…
    Anna Barbara is listed on a ship manifest as Andreas’ child. The list is dated 1737. Is it possible that this Anna Barbara was his sister, not a child, and that there was a 2nd Anna Barbara born at a later date? You can find the immigration info on Ancestry. I THINK it was this first Barbara Hagenbuch that married a Stebleton….

    • Andrew Hagenbuch Andrew Hagenbuch says:

      Hi Michelle. Can you provide a link to this source showing Anna Barbara on the list of the Charming Nancy’s passengers? Alternatively, feel free to email this or send an image of it to us. I have only ever seen Andreas and his second wife, Maria Magdalena, on the list. A previous article on this site ( listed Anna Barbara as on the ship. However, no primary source that I have seen has shown her. In fact, Henry isn’t on there either. However, noting his birth date from his death record, we know he must have been on the ship.

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