Photos from the Hagenbuch Family Archives
Many of our readers are fond of seeing the numerous old photographs found in the Hagenbuch Family Archives. Noting this, here is a collection of unrelated photos and information about these:
Henry W. Hagenbuch was a photographer who lived in Delaware Township, Northumberland County, PA. Many of his photos exist today as he was quite prolific in his business. Most of these photos are unidentified and reflect his diverse clientele. Henry W. was born in 1834 and died in 1893. He was married to Emma Troxell and they are buried at Delaware Run, St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Northumberland County, PA. His family line is: Andreas (b. 1711) > John (b. 1863) > Charles (b. 1811) > Henry W. > (b. 1834).
Samuel Hagenbuch was born in 1806, married Susannah Hess in 1837, and died in 1884. He is buried at Hidlay Church Cemetery in Columbia County, PA. Samuel and Susannah had 11 children, 10 girls, and 1 boy. Their daughter Lydia was born in 1851, married William Stahl in 1870, and died in 1908. They had 6 children: Edward, Anna, Myron, Mary (died as an infant), Susan, Harrison, and Elsie. This family photo was taken about 1895. Lydia’s family line is: Andreas (b. 1715) > Michael (b. 1746) > Henry (b. 1772) > Samuel (b. 1806) > Lydia (b. 1851). William and Lydia (Hagenbuch) Stahl are buried at Hidlay Cemetery.
Mary Emma Hagenbuch—daughter of Joseph (b. 1852) and Sarah Elizabeth (Robbins) Hagenbuch—was born 1879 in Montour County, PA. She married Raymond Taylor in 1905 and died in 1965. Mary and Raymond had 8 children, and portrayed in the photo are the three eldest: Grace, Andrew, and Marion. The photo was taken about 1912. Mary Emma (Hagenbuch) Taylor’s family line is: Andreas (b. 1715) > Michael (b. 1746) > Henry (b. 1772) > William (b. 1807) > Joseph (b. 1852) > Mary Emma (b. 1879). Raymond and Mary Emma (Hagenbuch) Taylor are buried at Greenmount Cemetery, Cumberland, MD.
Captain Herbert E. Willis was born in 1887 in Allegany, New York. He was married first to Alice Ethel Foust. She was born in 1888 and was the granddaughter of Mary Ann (Hagenbuch) Foust from Milton, PA. Alice (Foust) Willis died in 1951 and is buried at Harmony Cemetery, Milton, PA. Capt. Willis died in 1965 with the rank of retired U.S. Army Colonel and is buried with his second wife in Alleghany County, VA. There is much more to know about Herbert and Alice (Foust) Willis which will be covered in a future article. Alice’s family line is: Andreas (b. 1715) > Michael (b. 1746) > Henry (b. 1772) > William (b. 1807) > Mary Ann (b. 1842) > William Foust (b. 1867) > Alice Ethel (b. 1888).
The farm that William Hagenbuch (b. 1808) purchased in 1853 is located in Liberty Township, Montour County, PA near Oak Grove Lutheran Church which was dominated by the Hagenbuch family for over one hundred years. The farm was passed down through the family until it was jointly owned by siblings Andrew “Andy”, Bruice, and Julia Hagenbuch. An older brother, Israel Walter, owned his own farm nearby and was married to Grace Wertman. Bruice and Andy were known for their prize hogs. The siblings’ vital dates are: Israel Walter (b. 1910, d. 2005), Andrew “Andy” James (b. 1911, d. 1987), Bruice Hiram (b. 1913, d. 2002), and Julia Catherine (b. 1915, d. 2012). Walter and Grace are buried in Danville, PA. Andrew, Bruice, and Julia are buried at Harmony Cemetery, Milton, PA. Their family line is: Andreas (b. 1715) > Michael (b. 1746) > Henry (b. 1772) > William (b. 1807) > Hiram (b. 1847) > Israel (b. 1883) > Walter, Andrew, Bruice, and Julia. This wonderful photo was probably taken around 1965.