Hagenbuch Beech Grove

James H. Hagenbuch Uniform Detail 0

James H. Hagenbuch’s D-Day Uniform

I just can’t get James “Jimmy” H. Hagenbuch out of my mind. Since first writing about this cousin who parachuted behind enemy lines on June 6, 1944 as a soldier in the 101st Airborne...

Thomas Sechler Portrait Detail 2

Hagenbuchs and Sechlers Entwined

Back in about 1978, I first walked through the graveyard at New Bethel Union Church near the Hagenbuch homestead in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. I had been looking for the farm where Andreas...

Donald Reaser Home Fire 1980 Detail 1

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Printed newspapers are a dying form of communication. A year or so ago, Linda and I stopped purchasing the Harrisburg newspaper. I hadn’t looked through it for years and Linda was getting it so...