Author: Mark Hagenbuch

Bob Brouse, Larue Hagenbuch, 1938 Detail 3

Contacts: 1, 2, 3

After the 75th Hagenbuch Reunion, I was thinking about some of the contacts that Andrew and I have had over the years. The phrase “3, 2, 1, Contact” came to mind which was the...

James H. Hagenbuch Uniform Detail 0

James H. Hagenbuch’s D-Day Uniform

I just can’t get James “Jimmy” H. Hagenbuch out of my mind. Since first writing about this cousin who parachuted behind enemy lines on June 6, 1944 as a soldier in the 101st Airborne...

Thomas Sechler Portrait Detail 2

Hagenbuchs and Sechlers Entwined

Back in about 1978, I first walked through the graveyard at New Bethel Union Church near the Hagenbuch homestead in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. I had been looking for the farm where Andreas...

Donald Reaser Home Fire 1980 Detail 1

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Printed newspapers are a dying form of communication. A year or so ago, Linda and I stopped purchasing the Harrisburg newspaper. I hadn’t looked through it for years and Linda was getting it so...

Andreas Hagenbuch Descendants Sketch Detail 2

{[(1+1=4)+5=11]+9=19} = 34

Is this new math? Does it represent some sort of algebra? Is it some sort of secret code? What sort of title is this for a genealogical article? I thought of titling this article:...

Detail Painting Howard Sechler 1

Can You Document That?

Andrew and I often write about the Hagenbuch Archives. The Archives are located in my Dillsburg home in several rooms. I suspect that some of you believe this is a repository of documents which...