Gold Fever: The Journal of J. C. Hagenbuch, Part 3

Klamath River Basket Weaver Woman Detail
Detail of a photo showing a Karok woman and her baskets, 1912. Credit: CSU Chico Digital Archives

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6 Responses

  1. Dave Hagenbuch says:

    thanks again for a fine read….keep it up…much appreciated

    • Andrew Hagenbuch says:

      Thanks, Uncle Dave! It has been quite interesting to work on this. There will be two more parts coming over the next month.

  2. Robert Hagenbuch says:

    Dave took the words right out of my mouth! I love this history about our family, especially the links to maps, etc. Looking forward to the next installments!

  3. Kit Kelley says:

    Some well done research. I love to read accounts sure as these. I journal daily myself , some reflective accounting of growing up along the Chillisquaque Creek near Washingtonville PA during the 1950’s-1960’s …..those farm boy days and some accounting of my day to day feelings and observations of life in this era. The Kelley family have almost no generational/personal accounts of daily life, opinions of current events/political points, short of a few sales slips for milling equipment and bills paid. I visit the grave sites of my great-great grandparents and realize they are stranger, historical characters of which my present day family is their biological legacy. Some stories have been handed down, their validity never questioned, and held close to our hearts as common threads we cherish. Keep up the good work, Cathy Jo ( Hagenbuch) Kelley and I appreciate the value of knowing one’s roots, the importance of looking back on family bonds and our ever dispersing family trees across the landscape and time itself
    Kit Kelley

  4. Mark says:

    Thanks Kit for the comments. Andrew and I are on a mission and we know we are accomplishing it when our cousins etc appreciate what we do. Maybe you could share your memories in an article some time. I sure remember the fun times with you and Butch back in the day.

    • Kit Kelley says:

      I understand the mission aspect. I know Carey and Cathy Jo appreciate your efforts. In the book HISTORY OF COLUMBIA AND MONTOUR COUNTIES, PENNSYLVANIA,, Edited by J. H. Battle, Chicago: A,Warner & Co. 1887, in the Derry Township/Montour County section of the book, there is a bio of My great, great Grandfather Martin Kelley; a brief/concise account of his family, siblings, occupation, military and political affiliation. Also in the book (2 volumes) HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF COLUMBIA AND MONTOUR COUNTIES PENNSYLVANIA, Chicago J.H. Beer& CO 1915., there is an account of my great uncle Bruce, my great grandfather’s brother, Jesse B. and more details adding to the contrast of dots on our aging family tree.; the root system is quite extensive indeed. It was sad that our older folks didn’t talk must about our relatives beyond their immediate families (except for my grandpa Kelley’s sister Helen Hunselman, (who was a good friend of Andy and Julia Hagenbuch and often spoke fondly of their friendship). Aunt Helen had the historian gene in the Kelley tribe. I remember her going on about many individual who I didn’t know and truthfully as a young boy, had no interest (the song Yellow Taxi comes to mine). The historical accounts in the books mentioned above are expository in nature, and they help to add color to the individual’s profile, but they’re not the first hand, personal accounts of the individual i.e. life in their time,.. the type of accounting that fuels those filament of commonality and connections to another way of life and era. The Community surrounding Washingtonville was home to both the Kelley’s and the Hagenbuch, and both families are individual patches indelibly woven into the whole. Family keeps the ball rolling.
      I don’t know how the Kelley/Hagenbuch linage here will fair out in the future. Carey, and Craig have chosen not to have any children, at least to date, and my two boys are not married, and to date no children. If things go unchanged, this will leave a large hole in this blighting branch of the family tree, I done believe Grand-Dogs(3) warrant much to wrote about for future reference, but all three,I assure you, are greatly loved.
      I share your enthusiasm of mission Mark , and please keep in touch

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