Category: Family

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...

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...

Charles W. Hagenbaugh Gravestone Detail 3

Stuck on Charles W. Hagenbaugh, Part 2

What happens when we cannot find the right spot to place one of our ancestors on our family tree? The first part in this series described one such case—that of Charles William Hagenbaugh—and traced...

Hannah (Sechler) Hagenbuch, 1960 2

Grandma Hagenbuch, Scrivener

There is no doubt our readers realize that Andrew and I enjoy writing about our family’s history, along with all of its streets, back alleys, lanes, dirt roads, highways, and byways. In other words,...