Author: Mark Hagenbuch

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A Family in Photos

As we head into our eighth year of Hagenbuch family historical articles, I find that Andrew has taken the lead on more and more research and knowledge of the family. Our articles are planned...

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The Seven Year Itch

Not only is it good to know where we came from, but it is also good to know where we are going. I often think about those few days, seven years ago, when Andrew...

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What Did They Read?

Books, magazines, newspapers, fiction, nonfiction, autobiographies, biographies, historical fiction, pure history, romance, poetry—the list could go on and on of what people read. What we read is a reflection of our pleasures, our beliefs,...

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The Last of the First Cousins

The recent death of John Howard Hagenbuch got me thinking about first cousins. John was born on March 11, 1936, and he died three weeks ago on August 18th. John’s Hagenbuch ancestry is: Andreas ...

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Mary C. Hagenbuch’s Counterpane, Part 2

When Andrew and I started this site almost seven years ago, we were interested in preserving stories of our family, predominantly our immediate Hagenbuch family. In 2016, Andrew launched Beechroots, our online family tree....

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The Family of John Hagenbuch, Born 1802

Andrew and I often feature families that are especially interesting, different, or have curious photos attached to them. Yet, so many of our ancestors were simply upstanding citizens with ordinary careers, conventional families, and...

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July of 1776

We have numerous questions about Andreas Hagenbuch, including some about the Revolutionary War service of Andreas’ four sons: Henry (b. 1737), Michael (b. 1746), Christian (b. 1747), and John (b. 1763). These were explored...

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Birthday Celebrations

As Andrew wrote in last week’s article, we often get inspiration for articles from photographs. Fortunately, I started collecting photos from my Montour County, Pennsylvania family when I was very young, and over the...

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Hunting for Lost Children

There is little more fulfilling to genealogical work than gazing at 100 plus year old photos of lovely children: their clothing, their innocent expressions, and knowing how they are related to us. Realizing two...