Tagged: Espy

Bob Brouse, Larue Hagenbuch, 1938 Detail 3

Contacts: 1, 2, 3

After the 75th Hagenbuch Reunion, I was thinking about some of the contacts that Andrew and I have had over the years. The phrase “3, 2, 1, Contact” came to mind which was the...

1950 Census Enumerator Virginia Detail 4

First Thoughts on the 1950 Census

April 1, 2022 marked an important occasion for genealogists—and, no, it had nothing to do with April Fools’ Day! On this day, family historians celebrated the release of the 1950 United States Census records,...

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Digging Up a Headless Hagenbuch

Our Halloween story begins with a newspaper article published on March 28, 1879 in The Colombian. It reads as follows: INVESTIGATING THE DEAD For some days past rumors of a most extravagant nature, concerning...

Bucknell University 1870 Detail 5

The Three Children of Mystery Pete

Since Andrew and I have been diligently researching our Hagenbuch family over the past several years, we have nicknamed several of our ancestors. The reason is that there are double, triple, and sometimes even...

Joseph Hagenbuch, Emma Frances (Hagenbuch) Reichard, 1930 1

Joseph Hagenbuch, Liberty Township Farmer: Part 1

There have been several articles written about the Hagenbuch family church, Oak Grove Lutheran, which is located in Liberty Twp., Montour County, a few miles southeast of Washingtonville and Pottsgrove in Pennsylvania. There has...