Category: History

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Sarah Foust: School Teacher in the Early 1900s

On November 1, 1984 Ethel Lillian Bibby, aged 75 years old, died in a nursing home in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.  Unmarried, few of her immediate family were still living. Mark Hagenbuch, Ethel’s 2nd cousin once...

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Expanding the Hagenbuch Homestead

The Hagenbuch homestead was established on November 4, 1741 when Andreas Hagenbuch received a land warrant for 150.5 acres. The homestead was situated in what is today Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Read more...

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Establishing the Hagenbuch Homestead

Having arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737, Andreas Hagenbuch, his wife Maria Magdalena, and their two children settled in Berks County in 1738. There, they acquired a land warrant for a 200 acre parcel in...

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Andreas Hagenbuch Acquires Land in Berks County

Andreas Hagenbuch and his family landed in Philadelphia on September 18, 1737. By March 25, 1738, they had a warrant for 200 acres of land in what is today Berks County, Pennsylvania. As noted...

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Christmas for the Hagenbuchs in Berks County

We all have fond memories of Christmases long ago. The snow seemed deeper, the stoves in our homes warmer, and the excitement of that special time seemed more intense. How did our early ancestors...

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Settling in Pennsylvania in 1737

Andreas Hagenbuch and his family landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 18, 1737. They had endured many hardships during their months aboard the Charming Nancy, including poor food, disease, and cramped quarters. However, many...

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Music of Andreas Hagenbuch’s Time

Music can reveal a great deal about people and their culture. This is true whether those people are from the present or the past. Andreas Hagenbuch was born in 1711 in Lomersheim, Germany. He...

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Andreas Sails Aboard the Charming Nancy

1737 is an important year for the Hagenbuch family. It was the year Andreas Hagenbuch, his wife Maria Magdalena, and their two children landed in Philadelphia to begin a new life in the Americas....

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About the Hagenbuch Family

Every family has a story. So in that sense, the Hagenbuch family is like any other. Although, when you look past the surface, you’ll start to discover what makes each family unique. Again, the...