Author: Mark Hagenbuch

Hagenbuch Siblings Percy Julia Kathryn Clarence 1

A Boy Becomes a Genealogist

Most of my immediate family have heard the story of how I became interested in Hagenbuch genealogy and subsequently collected thousands of names, dates, and artifacts. One certainly has to be interested in history...

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Butchering Day Memories from the Farm, Part 1

Last Tuesday was Fastnacht Day here in our part of Pennsylvania. In our Montour County household we called it Doughnut Day. It wasn’t until I moved to York County thirty years ago that I...

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Wintertime Memories from Montour County

Preface One problem with writing about memories is that others who experienced those same moments may not remember them the same way. My siblings and cousins who also grew up in Montour County in...

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Sunday School Picnic at Knoebels Grove, c. 1937

It is a fact that Oak Grove Lutheran Church, which is located between Pottsgrove and Danville, Pennsylvania, was often referred to as the “Hagenbuch Church” during the 1900s.¬† That is certainly supported by the...

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Montour County Christmas Memories

Rewriting the article on early Christmases last week brought to mind one of the wishes that all genealogists have: that our ancestors would have kept better records, especially of their every day life experiences....

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Pronouncing Hagenbuch

As I have done many times when I have an appointment, I walked up to the receptionist’s desk and wrote my name on the pad – “Mark HAGENBUCH” (I print my last name and...

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William Hagenbuch Stands Tall

Uprighting Headstones‚Ķ A Family Responsibility Reader Alert: As in many posts dealing with genealogy, family lines will be listed. This may be confusing to some people, but it’s important to the understanding of family...