Category: History

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Inventory of Michael Hagenbuch’s Estate

Michael Hagenbuch (b. 1805, d. 1855) was the last family owner of the Hagenbuch homestead in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He had acquired the property from his father, Jacob Hagenbuch (b. 1777, d....

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Andreas Hagenbuch’s Soldier Sons – Part 3

Think of it: a family of soldiers. Four brothers who were serving their state of Pennsylvania and also serving their country which had only just adopted the name of the “United States of America.”...

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Andreas Hagenbuch’s Soldier Sons: Part 2

Andreas Hagenbuch acted as an example for his sons by providing military service to early America. Not only did Andreas provide patriotic service during the Revolutionary War, he also had a history of providing...

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Andreas Hagenbuch’s Soldier Sons: Part 1

Over the past 40 years I have presented many programs to historical groups such as the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In fact, I am a...

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Dating Anna Elizabeth Hagenbuch’s Fraktur

Dating historic documents can be challenging. Indeed, from the moment the Taufschein Fraktur of Anna Elizabeth Hagenbuch (b. 1754, d. 1825) was discovered, there were numerous questions about when it was created. On the...

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Thoughts on Jacob Hagenbuch’s Estate Inventory

Jacob Hagenbuch died in 1842 at the Hagenbuch homestead in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He left no will, forcing a local judge to order that his entire estate be inventoried. The contents of...