Hagenbuch Beech Grove

Clarence Hagenbuch Ledger Book Detail 1

Family Icons

The word icon is defined as “a thing that is revered.” In past articles many pieces of family history have been written about and described that fit this definition. Photos, books, documents, certificates, and...

Homer and Irene Hagenbuch 0

Stories My Father Told Me

As stated in previous articles, family history is more than names and dates. Most interesting can be the family stories that have been passed on from one generation to another. Oral traditions are often...

Moravian Star 0

The Christmas Putz

Several days ago, my wife Linda and I attended a special showing of nativities at a church near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Over 500 nativity scenes or creches were displayed. Many were traditional and made of...

Hagenbuch Homestead Bacon Stone Detail 1

Bacon Stone of Albany Township, Berks County

Andreas Hagenbuch and his family arrived in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1738. Here, they established a homestead along with a new life in the American colonies. Albany Township is situated within the...

Eli Thornton Hagenbuch Family 0

Eli Thornton Hagenbuch Family

The heyday of adding new families to the Hagenbuch genealogical records was from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, when I was in contact with Hagenbuch families across the country and when The Beech Grove...

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Pennsylvania Deitsch Recipe: White Peppernuts

The first few generations of the Hagenbuch family in America spoke a German dialect. This is evident from their wills which were written in Sütterlin – a form of German cursive script. German appears...

Andreas Hagenbuch Estate Inventory Detail 0

Inventory of Andreas Hagenbuch’s Estate

Reconstructing the past can be a challenging task. The further one digs back through time, the fewer records exist to point the way. Such is the case when researching the first Hagenbuchs to emigrate...