Tagged: Northumberland County

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The Grisly Demise of Henry Hagenbuch

As a warning to our readers, this article describes the unsettling details of a suicide during the 19th century. Henry Hagenbuch was born on February 23, 1812 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania to Joseph and...

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Family On The Move: 1800–1840

The first part in this article series followed 300 years of family history from 1500 to 1800, as our Hagenbuch ancestors moved first from Switzerland to Germany and then to America. One line of...

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‘Reney, Get Your Hiney Down Here!

School days, school days, Dear old Golden Rule days ‘Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic, Taught to the tune of a hick’ry stick! —Will D. Cobb and Gus Edwards, 1907 Dotted across Pennsylvania are one-room...

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Family Politics

Like many Americans, politics has been on my mind recently. This led me to wonder: How did our Hagenbuch ancestors participate in the politics of their time? After a bit of digging, I stumbled...

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Mariah Madden: Nurse and Midwife

The discovery of a quilt that was given as a gift led to the recent article about Mariah Madden, a nurse and midwife who lived in Montour County, Pennsylvania between 1862 and 1949. Knowing...

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The Mysterious Peter Hagenbuch

When I was about 13 years of age, I began my journey of learning about and researching our family history. I had a copy of the family tree which William Hagenbaugh of California had...