Author: Hagenbuch

Michael Hagenbuch Estate Inventory 0

Inventory of Michael Hagenbuch’s Estate

Michael Hagenbuch died in 1809 in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1746 and inherited the family homestead from his father, Andreas Hagenbuch (b. 1711, d. 1785). Read more about this...

Continental Money 1779 Detail 0

Andreas Hagenbuch’s Continental Money

When Andreas Hagenbuch died in 1785, the inventory of his estate was valued at over 1100 pounds or around $200,000 today. This inventory included personal effects, as well as cash and bonds. One item...

Hagenbuch Homestead Bacon Stone Detail 1

Bacon Stone of Albany Township, Berks County

Andreas Hagenbuch and his family arrived in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1738. Here, they established a homestead along with a new life in the American colonies. Albany Township is situated within the...

White Peppernuts 0

Pennsylvania Deitsch Recipe: White Peppernuts

The first few generations of the Hagenbuch family in America spoke a German dialect. This is evident from their wills which were written in Sütterlin – a form of German cursive script. German appears...

Andreas Hagenbuch Estate Inventory Detail 0

Inventory of Andreas Hagenbuch’s Estate

Reconstructing the past can be a challenging task. The further one digs back through time, the fewer records exist to point the way. Such is the case when researching the first Hagenbuchs to emigrate...