Tagged: Cross Keys Tavern

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The Paper Chase: 3500 and Beyond

Several months ago about 2000 names had been added into Beechroots, the computer-based family record keeping tool created by Andrew in 2016. Now, Andrew’s wife Sara, cousin Ben Hagenbuch from the Illinois branch of...

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Painting Portraits of Our Family, Part 2

The primary career of women, like Andreas’ wives, in colonial America was housewife or Hausfrau (that is, running the household) and raising the children. However, Andreas’ daughters and possibly a granddaughter were also likely...

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Remembering the Cross Keys Hotel

In 1773, Henry Hagenbuch (b. 1736, d. 1803), purchased a lot 60 feet wide by 230 feet deep at the corner of James and Hamilton Streets within the newly formed city of Northampton Town,...

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Andreas Hagenbuch’s Soldier Sons: Part 1

Over the past 40 years I have presented many programs to historical groups such as the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In fact, I am a...

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Thoughts on Michael Hagenbuch’s Inventory

It’s doubtful Michael Hagenbuch (b. 1746, d. 1809) could ever have imagined how much his descendants 200 years in the future would appreciate him neglecting to make a will. Nevertheless, it is as a...

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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...