Category: History

Hagenbuch Homestead Bacon Stone Detail 1

Bacon Stone of Albany Township, Berks County

Andreas Hagenbuch and his family arrived in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1738. Here, they established a homestead along with a new life in the American colonies. Albany Township is situated within the...

Andreas Hagenbuch Estate Inventory Detail 0

Inventory of Andreas Hagenbuch’s Estate

Reconstructing the past can be a challenging task. The further one digs back through time, the fewer records exist to point the way. Such is the case when researching the first Hagenbuchs to emigrate...

Hagenbuch Summer Kitchen HB Ligature 3

HB: the Hagenbuch Family Ligature

Hagenbuch is a long last name. Normally, this doesn’t pose too much of a problem. However, when engraving on a stone or other constrained space, the Hagenbuch name can be a tight squeeze. As...

Congaree River Detail 13

The Haugabook Family: A Lost Line of Hagenbuchs?

Most Hagenbuchs living in the United States can trace their ancestry to Andreas Hagenbuch, who landed with his family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 18, 1737. Andreas, however, was not the only Hagenbuch to...

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Andreas Hagenbuch in Court

Piecing together family history is rarely a simple task. The further one goes back through time, the less there is to work from. Memories fade, photographs are lost, and documents are destroyed. Precious little...

Hagenbuch Switzerland Aerial View 4

Town of Hagenbuch, Switzerland

Before Andreas Hagenbuch and his family immigrated to America in 1737, they lived in either Grossgartach or Lomersheim in what is now southern Germany. While Andreas was a native German, his ancestors were not....

Hiram Hagenbuch House 1890 Detail 2

Hiram Hagenbuch’s Farm Rediscovered Near Milton, PA

The exact location of Hiram Hagenbuch’s home and farm were recently rediscovered just north of Milton, Pennsylvania. Besides solving a family mystery, their discovery has helped to uncover an important relationship between Hagenbuch cousins....