Category: History

Amos Hagenbuch Unidentified Second Wife 0

Enoch Hagenbuch: Early Family Historian, Part 4

We continue with the fourth and final installment of Enoch Hagenbuch’s history of the Hagenbuch family (Read: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). In this, Enoch details information about the lives of his...

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Andreas Hagenbuch’s Last Will and Testament

Andreas Hagenbuch died in 1785, sometime between April 11th and September 26th. He was likely buried in the family cemetery at the Hagenbuch homestead in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Below is a translation...

Christina Greenawald Hagenbuch 1890 0

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...

Johann Martin Bely (Bailey) Baptismal Fraktur 0

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...

Percy Hagenbuch Sleigh & Horse 0

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...