Category: Family

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Exploring Photos from the Bibby-Foust Collection

A previous article discussed photographs from the Tilman and Mary Ann “Hagenbuch” Foust family collected by Ethel Bibby. The Foust family lived in Milton, Pennsylvania. Mary Ann “Hagenbuch” Foust was born in 1842. Her...

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Ethel Bibby’s Photographic Legacy

In 1983 I was informed by cousin Julia Hagenbuch (b. 1915) that cousin Ethel Bibby was living in a Selinsgrove, PA nursing home. Since our family lived nearby in Hummels Wharf at that time,...

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Are We Really Beech Trees?

One of the joys of genealogy is discovering something that complicates or even changes our understanding of Hagenbuch family history. During the last few years, this has happened several times. For instance, in June...

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Oak Grove Church Memories

As mentioned in other articles, family stories and genealogical nostalgia are just as important as recording names, dates, and places. Memories of growing up have brought me to the realization that there really are...

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Analysis of 1938 Hagenbuch Reunion Attendance

As written previously in other articles, I believe myself fortunate that I grew up in an extended family which included great aunts, great uncles, my grandparents, first and second cousins of my father, and...

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50th Hagenbuch Reunion: June 23, 1991

One of the many untapped resources for family research are the news clippings and other information about the Hagenbuch family reunions held in central Pennsylvania. Beginning in 1938, these reunions were attended primarily by...

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Family Transportation

For thousands of years, humanity’s modes of transportation never changed. Walking, riding animals, animals pulling carts or wagons, and water craft were the way that folks traveled. Then, steam locomotion came about, powering boats,...

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Six Margarets

As mentioned in the June 7, 2016 article “What’s In A Name?”, several generations in my immediate family have carried on the name Margaret. Most genealogists are mainly concerned with a direct male line...

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On a Sunday Afternoon

A previous article detailed the family of Hiram b. 1842 and Mary “Orner” Hagenbuch (not to get confused with Hiram Hagenbuch, Sr. b. 1847). The family lived in and around the Montgomery, PA area....

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Hiram (Jr.) and Bessie “Lake” Hagenbuch Family

Several articles have been featured on this website about Hiram Hagenbuch (Sr.) and his wife Mary Ann “Lindner” Hagenbuch. Hiram, born 1847, was the son of William Hagenbuch, born 1807. Hiram, Sr. was the...