Author: Mark Hagenbuch

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My Uncle Charles: Advice from Cousin John

As mentioned in the previous article in this series, Charles Hagenbuch’s first cousin, John, wrote to Charles sometime after he came home from Chicago. There he had attended the DeForest’s Training two-week course on...

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My Uncle Charles: Letters From Home to Chicago

My Uncle Charles was interested in furthering his education. He was not engrossed in farming as many of our Hagenbuch clan in the early 1900s. His story brings to mind the popular World War...

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My Uncle Charles: I Hardly Knew You

Many of you, like me, probably have an uncle, aunt, cousin, grandfather, or grandmother whom we wish we would have taken the time to sit with and visit. I don’t mean to quiz them...

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Distinguishing Features

“Ahh, she looks just like Uncle Joe!” “No, she doesn’t. But she has her mother’s nose.” “Well, I think she looks just her Daddy’s picture when he was born. Look at those eyes and...

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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....