Category: History

Privy Detail 1

The Privy Bottle, Part 1

This two-part article tells the fictional story and true facts about a bottle recently discovered in a privy in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. The year was 1875. Mr. Smith, from Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, had taken the train...

Detail of a photo of William Allen Hagenbaugh and family, c. 1893. 3

California, Here We Come!

Back in 1979 when I was attempting to contact every Hagenbuch I could through snail mail, I received information from Robert L. Hagenbaugh (b. 1921) from Springville, California. Robert (as previously written in the...

Hagenbuch Homestead Pre-1800 Exterior Detail 0

A Visit to the Hagenbuch Homestead

Several weeks ago, I visited the Hagenbuch homestead in Berks County, Pennsylvania along with my father, mother, and wife. The purpose of our visit was to explore the buildings at the homestead, as well...

Mark Hagenbuch Dreisbach Stone Detail 0

In Search of Hagenbuch History

Recently, my father, Mark Hagenbuch, and I spent the day visiting a number of sites within Northampton County, Pennsylvania. We were there in search of Hagenbuch history and had high hopes of uncovering new...