Category: History

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Enoch Hagenbuch: Early Family Historian, Part 2

Enoch Hagenbuch (b. 1814) continues his history of the Hagenbuch family (Read: Part 1) as he relates names and dates for his brother Nathan, his children (Enoch’s nieces and nephews), and a sister who...

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Enoch Hagenbuch: Early Family Historian, Part 1

Enoch Hagenbuch was a great grandson of Andreas Hagenbuch (Andreas b. 1711, Michael b. 1746, Jacob b. 1777, Enoch b. 1814). In 1884 he wrote a manuscript detailing what he knew of the Hagenbuch...

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Hagenbuch Family Birth and Baptismal Frakturs

Birth and baptismal records are an important source of genealogical information. Most notably, they provide the birth dates of individuals. However, they also reveal family relationships such as parents and, in the case of...

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Get a Horse!

As mentioned in previous articles, family genealogy is more than names and dates. Family stories, whether they are closer to folklore (Hungry Sam) or nearer to fact (One Silver Dollar), add spice to the...

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Hagenbuch Coat of Arms

The Hagenbuch family has a unique coat of arms which even now is still used by the town of Hagenbuch in Switzerland. The coat of arms depicts a single beech tree surrounded by a...

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Hagenbuchs Face Danger on Pennsylvania’s Frontier

It’s difficult to imagine the hardships faced by Andreas Hagenbuch and his family family upon their arrival in Pennsylvania in 1737. Outside of cities like Philadelphia, there were few amenities or protections. Frontier areas...