Hagenbuch Beech Grove

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A Winter’s Day in Hagenbuch Country

On a cold January day, my father, Mark Hagenbuch, and I ventured into Hagenbuch country—Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. We had three important stops planned for the day, all of significance to our family....

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Painting Portraits of Our Family, Part 2

The primary career of women, like Andreas’ wives, in colonial America was housewife or Hausfrau (that is, running the household) and raising the children. However, Andreas’ daughters and possibly a granddaughter were also likely...

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Family Foods

What foods conjure memories of your family past and present? A few weeks ago, while planning a trip to my parents’ house, I asked if they had any favorite dishes that their parents used...

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E.T. Write Home!

It is Sunday, January 19th, and I just got off the phone with Gayle (Hagenbuch) Ticen, a descendant of Eli Thornton Hagenbuch. It was a warm and informative conversation with a cousin whom I...