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How Far We Have Come!

In September of last year I wrote about a box of letters which I found. These I had written beginning in 1978 to relatives when I first began seriously researching and recording our family...

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Henry Hagenbuch Meets Ichabod Crane

For many people, the name Ichabod Crane conjures images of a lanky schoolmaster being chased through the night by a headless horseman. That is, after all, the premise of Washington Irving’s well-known story “The...

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On Reunions and Summer Picnics

The 74th Hagenbuch Reunion, held at Oak Grove Lutheran Church a few weeks ago, got me thinking about other reunions of the past. Not only the previous 73 reunions whose attendees were primarily descendants...

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74th Hagenbuch Reunion

The weather was good, the attendance was great, the food was delicious, and the crowd enjoyed the historical presentation. So, all in all, it was a fantastic reunion for the Hagenbuch family at Oak...

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Untangling Four Reuben Hagenbuchs

In May I received a message from a reader, Tom, who was looking for information about Reuben Hagenbuch. Tom was hitting a dead end partly because there appeared to be several Reuben Hagenbuchs born...

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Quilting: A Family Tradition

Many families have traditions of creating crafts, often times American folk crafts, that have been handed down from generation to generation. Joanne (Hagenbuch) Griffith is an example of this, as she is a quilter....