Tagged: Pottsgrove

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...

Detail Painting Howard Sechler 1

Can You Document That?

Andrew and I often write about the Hagenbuch Archives. The Archives are located in my Dillsburg home in several rooms. I suspect that some of you believe this is a repository of documents which...

Mariah Madden 1938 Detail 2

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...

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...

Hagenbuch Family Reunion 1982 4

The Last Reunions – End of an Era?

Two articles, published in September and October of 2016, detailed information about the Hagenbuch Reunion which began in 1938. Over the years attendance dwindled with the aging and death of relatives and the movement...

Israel Lindner Bible 1850 Detail 2

The Family Bible: Part 3

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. – Theodore Roosevelt There are six Bibles remaining in the collection of my family Bibles. However, at the end of this...

Oak Grove Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School 1957 1

Oak Grove Church Memories

As mentioned in other articles, family stories and genealogical nostalgia are just as important as recording names, dates, and places. Memories of growing up have brought me to the realization that there really are...

Oak Grove Lutheran Church c1900 0

A Hagenbuch Church

We know that our early Hagenbuch ancestors were of the Lutheran persuasion. In fact, our immigrant forefather Andreas Hagenbuch (b. 1711) was versed in the Lutheran pietism of Johann Arndt, as evidenced by his...