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Detail of an illustration of an newly cleared American farm by Patrick Campbell, 1793. Credit: Library.yale.edu 0

Homestead Economics: Introduction

How did Andreas Hagenbuch (b. 1715, d. 1785), his immediate family, and his descendants make a living in the 18th and early 19th centuries? Today, we develop skills, find jobs, and build careers in...

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Our Kistler Cousins

A few weeks ago I was thinking of the Kistler family, which married into our Hagenbuch family through the patriarch Andreas Hagenbuch’s (b. 1715) daughter Christina (b. 1759). Christina’s mother was Andreas’ second wife,...

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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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Inventory of Michael Hagenbuch’s Estate

Michael Hagenbuch died in 1809 in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1746 and inherited the family homestead from his father, Andreas Hagenbuch (b. 1711, d. 1785). Read more about this...