Category: History

Port of Philadelphia mid-1700s 1

Meet the “Charming” Captain

A ship at sea is its own world. To be the captain of a ship is to be the unquestioned ruler of that world and requires all of the leadership skills of a prince...

Salome Hagenbuch, Howard Frey, 1917 0

Article Updates and Corrections

With some regularity, my father, Mark Hagenbuch, and I stumble upon new information or other corrections to our articles. Sometimes these are substantial enough to warrant writing an entirely new piece. However, more often...

Solomon Dentler Hagenbuch 1864 Detail 0

Civil War Brothers and Cousins: Part 2

In part two, the final part in this series, we continue to follow the stories of Solomon, Samuel, and Henry W. Hagenbuch. Click here to view part one. Solomon and his cousin Henry W....

Cross Keys Hotel Allentown 1870 0

Remembering the Cross Keys Hotel

In 1773, Henry Hagenbuch (b. 1736, d. 1803), purchased a lot 60 feet wide by 230 feet deep at the corner of James and Hamilton Streets within the newly formed city of Northampton Town,...

Hans Herr House Detail 2

A Deitschy Day in PA

The deepest roots of our Hagenbuch family tree stretch into Switzerland and Germany. However, for those Hagenbuchs living in the United States, it is an oversimplification to refer to ourselves only as Swiss-German. After...