Hagenbuch Beech Grove

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William S. Hagenbuch Family

William S. Hagenbuch (b. 1836, d. about 1906) was one the last Hagenbuchs to be raised at the Hagenbuch homestead in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. His great great grandson, Will Mangold, graciously contributed...

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On Beech Trees and Dutchiness

For the past year and a half, since Andrew had the idea that our Hagenbuch genealogy should be shared on the Internet through weekly articles, a new awakening has occurred for me. I’ve shared...

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Inventory of Michael Hagenbuch’s Estate

Michael Hagenbuch died in 1809 in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1746 and inherited the family homestead from his father, Andreas Hagenbuch (b. 1711, d. 1785). Read more about this...

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Easter Post Cards from the Past

The sending of Easter post cards became popular in the early 1900s, the main publishers being from Germany. Among some of the family pieces I possess are six Easter post cards from 1908 and...

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Franklin Walter Hagenbuch Family, Montour Co., PA

Several articles have been written about Hiram Hagenbuch and his wife Mary Ann “Lindner” Hagenbuch. Hiram, born 1847, was the son of William Hagenbuch born 1807. Hiram was the great great grandson of Andreas...

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Andreas Hagenbuch’s Continental Money

When Andreas Hagenbuch died in 1785, the inventory of his estate was valued at over 1100 pounds or around $200,000 today. This inventory included personal effects, as well as cash and bonds. One item...