Hagenbuch Beech Grove

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Life on a Hagenbuch Farm, Part 2: Sibling Memories

As this website deals with facts (although sometimes an unprovable family story is included), the adage “write what you know” attributed to Mark Twain is the usual standard. In that vein, I asked my...

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Town of Hagenbuch, Switzerland

Before Andreas Hagenbuch and his family immigrated to America in 1737, they lived in either Grossgartach or Lomersheim in what is now southern Germany. While Andreas was a native German, his ancestors were not....

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Hiram Hagenbuch’s Farm Rediscovered Near Milton, PA

The exact location of Hiram Hagenbuch’s home and farm were recently rediscovered just north of Milton, Pennsylvania. Besides solving a family mystery, their discovery has helped to uncover an important relationship between Hagenbuch cousins....

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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...

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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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A Day Trip Through Hagenbuch Country

A few weeks ago, I traveled from California to Pennsylvania to visit with family. One of the highlights of the trip was a day spent with my father and website co-author, Mark O. Hagenbuch....