Tagged: Cross Keys Tavern

Declaration of Independence in German Detail 2

July of 1776

We have numerous questions about Andreas Hagenbuch, including some about the Revolutionary War service of Andreas’ four sons: Henry (b. 1737), Michael (b. 1746), Christian (b. 1747), and John (b. 1763). These were explored...

George Hagenbuch Gravestone Plot 1

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...

Cross Keys Hotel Allentown 1870 0

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...