Archive for November, 2011

The Gravesite of Peter Hasselbacher/ Hazelbaker: Video & Photos.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Last Spring I visited Allen Township in Pennsylvania to get the lay of the land. I had an opportunity to visit the cemetery on the old Spahr farm where the patriarch of the Hazelbaker clan was buried in 1800. It is an absolutely gorgeous setting, but the graveyard itself is under threat. I posted some video on YouTube. Take a look here.

Peter Hasselbacher 2011

Adding More Original Records and Documents

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Over the past few years I have accumulated old records faster than I have been able to process them. I am trying to catch up, particularly for those in my direct family line. Take a look at the format I have been using. I created a page for each person using that persons birth/ baptism record. I transcribe the record into modern German the best I can (if no “professional” transcription is available) and then translate it into English. I then make comments about the physical record itself and what I think it might tell us about the actual lives of the family involved. I use this birth record page as a place to put links to other records such as marriage, death, and civil records. I have been suing actual photographs of the church books whenever I can. I do not think these will be found anywhere else in the world!

Because the number of people will be very large, I have set up interactive “box-chart” family trees such that if you click on a given box, you will go to the individual pages for that person. I started with the family of Johan Georg Hasselbacher of Diespeck both because he is my direct ancestor from the 1700s, and that of the Cincinnati Hasselbachers who I recently found.

What do you think? Can you add to any of my interpretations?

[Addendum Nov 22] I have entered several dozen records to this part of the family tree including several who came to America. Take a look. PH

Peter Hasselbacher Nov 16, 2011