Descendants of Johann Dietrich Bucher

Compiled by Linda Cunningham Fluharty



First Generation

1. Johann Dietrich Bucher-[1732] was born on 1 Nov 1709 in Neunkirch, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, died on 15 May 1769 in New Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co, PA, at age 59, and was buried in Falkner Swamp Reformed Church Cemetery, New Hanover Twp, Montgomery, PA.

General Notes:
Immigration: on the ship Dragon, 30 Sep 1732, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA. On the passenger list he appears as Dietrich Boocher.

Dec 1735, New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. He was one of the petitioners for the ascertaining and recording the bounds of Frankfort and New Hanover Townships.

Church, 1739, New Hanover Township: Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a deacon at Falkner Swamp Reformed Congregation in 1739, 1740, 1742, and 1744.

As a deacon of the church he signed several documents, among them the "Warning Against the Religious Movement Led by Count Zinzendorf," a pamphlet published by Rev. John Philip Boehm.

Naturalization: at the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 10 Apr 1741, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA. Johan Dedrick Buchert of Philadelphia was naturalized.

Sponsor, 31 Dec 1746, New Hanover Township: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. Dietrich Bucher and wife are sponsors for Friederick and Elisabeth Hubele's daughter, Sophia.

Sponsor, 27 Mar 1748, New Hanover Township: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. Dietrich Bucher and wife were sponsors for Jacob and Anna Maria Baldi's baptism of their daughter, Maria Magdalena.

Sponsor, 23 Apr 1749, New Hanover Township: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. Dietrich Bucher and wife are sponsors for Friederick and Elisabeth Hubele's daughter, Maria Elisabeth.

1751, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. John Dieter Bucher was a subscriber to the edition of Arndt's "Wahres Christenthum", issued in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia.

28 Oct 1754, New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. Dieter Bucher signed for the Reformed people a petition praying for the speedy establishment of the intended school by the London Society at New Hanover.

Sponsor, 18 Mar 1759, New Hanover Township: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. Dietrich Bucher, Jr., and wife are sponsors for the baptism of Charles and Graise Smith's daughter Elizabeth, born 15 Dec 1758.

Sponsor, 25 Dec 1764, New Hanover Township: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. Dietrich Bucher and wife Sophia were sponsors at the baptism of Jorg Jacob Geiger, son of Johannes and Elizabeth.

26 Feb 1788, , Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. An extract from Deed Book 5, p. 173 explains how Johan Dietrich Bucher's land was passed to his descendents:

Jacob Bucher, Douglass Township, Berks County, Pa., bachelor, son and heir at law of Sebastian Bucher, late of New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, conveys to Peter Steltz, New Hanover Township.

The deed recites that June 4, 1736, John Henry Sprogell sold 84 acres, 94 perches of land in New Hanover Township to John Vendel Kite. Kite and his wife Elizabeth, Jan. 20, 1743, sold this land to John Dietrich Bucher (alias John Titer Bugher).

John Inglis, city of Philadelphia, merchant, and his wife Catherine, Dec. 10, 1748, sold 101 acres, 62 perches in New Hanover Township to John Dietrich Bucher, this land adjoining land the purchaser already owned.

Thomas Preston, city of Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1749, sold 12 acres, 128 perches in New Hanover Township to John Dietrich Bucher, adjacent to the two other tracts.

John Dietrich Bucher sold 12 acres, 128 perches to Paul Moser and retained the remaining tracts. He also acquired 50 acres in Douglass Township (now Montgomery County.)

At the death of John Dietrich Bucher his real estate passed into possession of his widow, Sophia, and three children: George Dietrich, Sebastian and Elizabeth, wife of John Geiger, and three grandchildren: John, Henry, and Catherine, the children of Conrad Bucher, deceased, a son of John Dietrich.

George Dieter Bucher, eldest son, petitioned the Orphan's Court that his father's land be divided among the heirs or valued. The court granted the request and a jury to view the land and made a return to court, Sept. 10, 1777, that it could not be divided without spoiling the whole. The jury placed a valuation of 700 on the house and land. The court confirmed the return. Sebastian, second son, then offered to take the real estate at the valuation set and pay the shares of the other heirs. The eldest son, George D., who had first choice, refused to take the land. The court confirmed the sale to Sebastian.

Sebastian Bucher died and left a widow, Elizabeth, and six children: Jacob, Conrad, Sebastian, John, Henry, and Catharine, to whom the real estate descended. The administrators of his estate, George D. Bucher and Peter Steltz, sold 24 acres of the land. Jacob Bucher, eldest son of Sebastian, now petitioned the court, March 26, 1787, for a jury to divide the land among the heirs or value it. The jury reported to court that the land could not be divided without spoiling the whole. They valued the two remaining tracts at 712, 15s. Jacob offered to take the land at this valuation, and the court confirmed it to him. He now sold to Peter Steltz for 841.

Newspaper: The Pennsylvania Gazette, 10 Dec 1788, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA. Montgomery County, November 27, 1788
BY virtue of a writ of Venditioni Exponas, to me directed, will be exposed to public sale, on Saturday, the 13th day of December next, at one o'clock in the afternoon, at the house of Peter Sweyer, in New Hanover township, A certain Plantation or Tract of 50 acres of Land, be the same more or less, situate in New Hanover township, and bounded by lands of Peter Steltz and others; taken in execution as the property of the heirs of Sebastian Bucher, deceased, and to be sold by Francis Swaine, Sheriff.

Tombstone reads:
Hier Ruhen die Leibenache
ein Christecher
Bruder dieser Kirche,
nahmens
Joh. Dietherich Bucher
Geboren 1 Novem. 1709
u. Starb den 15 May 1769

Translation:
Here rests in the manner of the body a Christian brother of this church named Joh. Dieterich Bucher. Born 1 November 1709, and died 15 May, 1769.

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Johann married Maria Sophia Zurich -[1733] [MRIN:417] about 1737.

Children from this marriage were:

   2 M    i. Conrad Bucher-[1734] was born on 28 Jun 1738 and died on 1 May 1767, at age 28.

   3 M    ii. Sebastian Bucher-[1735] was born on 13 Aug 1740.

+ 4 M    iii. George Dietrich Bucher-[1717] was born on 8 Mar 1736, died on 12 Aug 1788, at age 52, and was buried on 14 Aug 1788 in New Hanover Township, Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery County, PA.


Second Generation (Children)

4. George Dietrich Bucher-[1717] (Johann Dietrich1) was born on 8 Mar 1736, died on 12 Aug 1788, at age 52, and was buried on 14 Aug 1788 in New Hanover Township, Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery County, PA.

General Notes:
George was a gristmiller in New Hanover.

His tombstone reads: Georg Dietrich Bucher, born 18th March, 1736; died 12th August, 1788. This stone erected by his widow and eight surviving children. Funeral text, Revelation of St. John 14:13.

Confirmation, 7 Apr 1751, New Hanover Township: New Hanover Reformed Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. George Dieterich Bucher, son of Dieterich, aged 16, was confirmed on Easter Sunday, 1751 at the New Hanover Reformed church.

Occupation: gristmiller: New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Sponsor, 2 Nov 1760, Saucon Township: Williams Township Congregation, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA. Georg Diederich Buche and Maria Magdalena were sponsors for the baptism of Maria Magdalena Grub, daughter of Peter Grub and wife Magdalena.

Sponsor, 16 Jun 1765, New Hanover Township: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. George Diterich Bucher and Magdalena were sponsors for George and Christina Heintzelman's daughter, Magdalene.

Sponsor, 6 Dec 1767, New Hanover Township: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. Jorg Diterich and Magdalena are sponsors for the bpatism of George and Christina Heitzelman's son, Johan George.

Sponsor, 11 Feb 1770, New Hanover Township: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. George and Dietrich Bucher and wife are sponsors for George and Christina Heinzelman's daughter, Christina.

Tax List, 1783, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. George D. Bucher is on the 1783 Philadelphia County tax list with 286 acres, 4 horses, 4 cattle, and 6 sheep.

Land, 26 Feb 1788, , Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. An extract from Deed Book 5, p. 173 explains how Johan Dietrich Bucher's land was passed to his descendents:

Jacob Bucher, Douglass Township, Berks County, Pa., bachelor, son and heir at law of Sebastian Bucher, late of New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, conveys to Peter Steltz, New Hanover Township.

The deed recites that June 4, 1736, John Henry Sprogell sold 84 acres, 94 perches of land in New Hanover Township to John Vendel Kite. Kite and his wife Elizabeth, Jan. 20, 1743, sold this land to John Dietrich Bucher (alias John Titer Bugher).

John Inglis, city of Philadelphia, merchant, and his wife Catherine, Dec. 10, 1748, sold 101 acres, 62 perches in New Hanover Township to John Dietrich Bucher, this land adjoining land the purchaser already owned.

Thomas Preston, city of Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1749, sold 12 acres, 128 perches in New Hanover Township to John Dietrich Bucher, adjacent to the two other tracts.

John Dietrich Bucher sold 12 acres, 128 perches to Paul Moser and retained the remaining tracts. He also acquired 50 acres in Douglass Township (now Montgomery County.)

At the death of John Dietrich Bucher his real estate passed into possession of his widow, Sophia, and three children: George Dietrich, Sebastian and Elizabeth, wife of John Geiger, and three grandchildren: John, Henry, and Catherine, the children of Conrad Bucher, deceased, a son of John Dietrich.

George Dieter Bucher, eldest son, petitioned the Orphan's Court that his father's land be divided among the heirs or valued. The court granted the request and a jury to view the land and made a return to court, Sept. 10, 1777, that it could not be divided without spoiling the whole. The jury placed a valuation of 700 on the house and land. The court confirmed the return. Sebastian, second son, then offered to take the real estate at the valuation set and pay the shares of the other heirs. The eldest son, George D., who had first choice, refused to take the land. The court confirmed the sale to Sebastian.

Sebastian Bucher died and left a widow, Elizabeth, and six children: Jacob, Conrad, Sebastian, John, Henry, and Catharine, to whom the real estate descended. The administrators of his estate, George D. Bucher and Peter Steltz, sold 24 acres of the land. Jacob Bucher, eldest son of Sebastian, now petitioned the court, March 26, 1787, for a jury to divide the land among the heirs or value it. The jury reported to court that the land could not be divided without spoiling the whole. They valued the two remaining tracts at 712, 15s. Jacob offered to take the land at this valuation, and the court confirmed it to him. He now sold to Peter Steltz for 841.

Will, 6 Aug 1788, New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. An abstract of his will:

BUCHER, GEORGE D.
New Hanover.
August 6, 1788. November 14, 1788.
To wife Helena, farm during life, beds, cows and stock. Farm of 280 acres and woodland of 13 acres to be rented and children for 6 years to give wife maintenance. In 6 years farm to be divided as follows: to son George, 175 acres, he to pay for it. Rem. of land to son who pays most for it. To son George, 150 pds. To son Dieter, 100 pds. To son Matthias, 100 pds. To daughters Mary, Albertine and Solomy, 40 pds. Rem. divided among children.
Execs: Son George Bucher, son in law Philip Leitig. Wit: John Richards, Berni Dodder, Jacob Snider.

Will, 6 Aug 1788, New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Montgomery County Will Book 1, page 168.
Will of George Dieter Bucher, New Hanover Township.
Dated 6 Aug 1788, probated 14 Nov 1788.
Wife to have the use of the farm and stock during her lifteime. After six years the son George has the privilege of buying 175 acres of the 200-acre farm, the reaminder going to the son who pays most for it. The son George is to have 150; son Dieter, 100; son Matthias, 100; daughters Mary, Albertine, and Solomey 4 each. The reaminder is to be divided among the children. Executors: George Bucher and son-in-law Philip Leitig.

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George married Maria Magdalena Hollenback -[1718] [MRIN:411], daughter of Matthias Hollenback -[1739] and Anna Maria Unknown -[1740], on 25 Jul 1758.

Children from this marriage were:

   5 F    i. Rosina Bucher-[1719] was born on 22 Feb 1760 and died on 2 Nov 1840, at age 80.

Rosina married Philip Leydich -[1736] [MRIN:418] in 1778.

   6 F    ii. Marie Catharine Bucher-[1722] was born on 22 Oct 1764 and died on 17 Apr 1833, at age 68.

Marie married Christian Schweyer -[1737] [MRIN:419] on an unknown date.

+ 7 M    iii. Johann George Bucher-[1701] was born on 1 Jan 1767, was christened on 10 Feb 1767 in New Hanover Township, Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery County, PA, died on 17 Oct 1845 in Montgomery County, PA, at age 78, and was buried in New Hanover Township, Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery County, PA.

   8 F    iv. Elizabeth Bucher-[1720] was born in Sep 1768 and died in May 1778, at age 9.

   9 F    v. Albertina Philomena Bucher-[1721] was born on 13 Sep 1774 and died on 14 Mar 1842, at age 67.

Albertina married Henry Smith -[1738] [MRIN:420] on an unknown date.

   10 F    vi. Maria Salome (Sarah) Bucher-[1725] was born on 14 Dec 1776 and died on 9 Oct 1806, at age 29.

   11 M    vii. Dieter Bucher-[1723] was born on 15 Dec 1778 and died on 16 Sep 1850, at age 71.

General Notes: Married (1) Elizabeth Schneider 1801 and (2) Catharine Christman 1806.

   12 M    viii. Matthias Bucher-[1724] was born on 17 Mar 1782 and died on 24 Jan 1852, at age 69.


Third Generation (Grandchildren)

7. Johann George Bucher-[1701] (George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born on 1 Jan 1767, was christened on 10 Feb 1767 in New Hanover Township, Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery County, PA, died on 17 Oct 1845 in Montgomery County, PA, at age 78, and was buried in New Hanover Township, Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery County, PA.

General Notes:
Sponsor, 20 Oct 1790, New Hanover Township: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. George Bucher and wife Maria Christina are sponsors for Daniel and Elisabetha Linsenbigler's daughter, Maria Christina.

Sponsor, 28 Sep 1800, New Hanover Township: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. George Bucher and wife Christina are sponsors for Matthias and Dara Reichert's son, Johann Dietrich, born 30 Dec 1799.

Sponsor, 23 Mar 1807, New Hanover Township: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. George and Christina Bucher are sponsors for the baptism of Henrich Wieseler's daughter, Catharina, born 19 Jan 1807.

Marriage record states George Bucher was the son of George Dieterich, deceased, and Christine was the daughter of John, deceased.

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Johann married Maria Christianna Schneider -[1702] [MRIN:255], daughter of John Schneider -[516] and Unknown , on 16 Dec 1788 in New Hanover Twp, Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery Co., PA.

Children from this marriage were:

   13 F    i. Mary C. Bucher-[1703] was born in 1784 and died in 1872, at age 88.

   14 M    ii. George D. Bucher-[1706] was born in 1893 and died on an unknown date.

   15 M    iii. George D. Bucher-[1704] was born in 1791 and died in 1791.

   16 F    iv. Mary S. Bucher-[1707] was born in 1794 and died in 1812, at age 18.

   17 F    v. Anna M. Bucher-[1705] was born in 1792 and died in 1882, at age 90.

   18 F    vi. Mary E. Bucher-[1708] was born in 1796 and died in 1864, at age 68.

   19 M    vii. John D. Bucher-[1709] was born in 1797 and died in 1797.

   20 F    viii. Anna C. Bucher-[1710] was born in 1798 and died in 1848, at age 50.

   21 M    ix. Daniel Bucher-[1711] was born in 1799 and died on an unknown date.

   22 F    x. Rosina P. Bucher-[1712] was born in 1801 and died in 1858, at age 57.

+ 23 F    xi. Mary Lydia Bucher-[1713] was born in 1804 and died on an unknown date.

   24 F    xii. Mary E Bucher-[1714] was born in 1806 and died on an unknown date.

   25 M    xiii. Frederick Bucher-[1715] was born in 1807 and died in 1854, at age 47.

+ 26 M    xiv. Thomas Jacoby Bucher-[964] was born on 15 Jul 1809 in New Hanover Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, was christened in 1810 in New Hanover Twp., Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery Co., PA, died on 16 Jul 1878 in Tyler Co WV, at age 69, and was buried in Bowser Cemetery, Middlebourne, Tyler Co., WV.

   27 F    xv. Hermina Bucher-[1716] .


Fourth Generation (Great Grandchildren)

23. Mary Lydia Bucher-[1713] (Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born in 1804 and died on an unknown date.

Mary married Samuel Hartranft -[1827] [MRIN:451].

Children from this marriage were:

   28 M    i. General John Frederick Hartranft-[1828] .

General Notes: Born in 1830 in Pennsylvania, John Hartranft attended school in Virginia and received his degree from Union College in New York. Before the war he was a trained civil engineer, a lawyer, and had held political office. He married Sallie Sebring in 1854. The 90-day volunteer unit he belonged to at the beginning of the Civil War turned its back and went home on the eve of First Manassas. Though their enlistment was up, Hartranft was humiliated by the decision and he stayed to fight with the army. This act earned him the Medal of Honor. He spent time in North Carolina, fought at Antietam, and served in the West, before gaining command of the 3rd Division of the IX Corps towards the end of the war. - Hartranft is credited with the Union success at Fort Stedman and for this was made a brevet major general. - At war's end he was appointed a special provost marshal during the trial of those accused in Lincoln's assassination. Afterwards he became a general auditor, a two-term governor of Pennsylvania, the postmaster of Philadelphia, and collector of the city port. He died in 1889.

Noted events in his life were:

Military: Civil War.

26. Thomas Jacoby Bucher-[964] (Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born on 15 Jul 1809 in New Hanover Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, was christened in 1810 in New Hanover Twp., Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery Co., PA, died on 16 Jul 1878 in Tyler Co WV, at age 69, and was buried in Bowser Cemetery, Middlebourne, Tyler Co., WV.

Thomas married Rebecca Schmoll -[965] [MRIN:253] on 20 Dec 1835.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 29 F    i. Amanda Bucher-[1035] was born in 1837.

   30 M    ii. George S. Bucher-[1036] was born in 1839 in Ohio County, (W) Va and died on 29 Aug 1862 in the Battle Of Bull Run, while serving In the 2nd Inf/5th WV Cavalry, during the Civil War, at age 23.

General Notes: The Civil War medal of George S. Bucher, presented by the state of West Virginia, remained unclaimed at the WV State Archives until it was claimed by Gene Fluharty, a descendant of George's brother, Mortimer Charles Bucher.

   31 M    iii. John Bucher-[1037] was born in 1841, died on 26 Feb 1862 in Grafton, WV, at age 21, and was buried in Bowser Cemetery, Tyler Co, WV.

General Notes: BUCHER, JOHN, Private, Company "K", 7th Regiment W.Va. Infantry Volunteers ("The Bloody Seventh"). Enrolled 1 Nov 1861 at Sistersville, at age 20, for 3 years. Contracted measles and was admitted 9 Dec 1861 to General Hospital, Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va. Died of meningitis 26 Feb 1862 (death also reported to Tyler Co.).

The Civil War medal of John Bucher, presented by the state of West Virginia, remained unclaimed at the West Virginia State Archives until it was claimed in Jan 2003 by Gene Fluharty a descendant of John's brother, Mortimer Charles Bucher.

+ 32 F    iv. Christ Ann Bucher-[1038] was born in 1842.

+ 33 M    v. Frederick Bucher-[1039] was born in 1845.

+ 34 M    vi. Mortimer Charles Bucher-[415] was born on 3 Nov 1846 in Tyler County, VA and died in 1935 in Wetzel County, WV, at age 89.

+ 35 M    vii. Jefferson Thomas Bucher-[1040] was born on 14 May 1849 in Tyler County, VA and died on 29 Mar 1900 in Tyler County, WV, at age 50.

+ 36 M    viii. Lewis Pierce Bucher-[1699] was born on 9 Apr 1855 in Tyler Co WV and died in 1941 in Wetzel County, VA, at age 86.


Fifth Generation (Great Great Grandchildren)

29. Amanda Bucher-[1035] (Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born in 1837.

Amanda married John Shepherd -[1700] [MRIN:410] on 2 Oct 1862.

Children from this marriage were:

   37 F    i. Margret Shepherd-[1812] was born about 1864.

   38 F    ii. Emma B. Shepherd-[1813] was born about 1866.

   39 F    iii. Rebecca E. Shepherd-[1814] was born about 1868.

   40 F    iv. Lucy V. Shepherd-[1815] was born about 1873.

General Notes:

Lucy Shepherd married Thomas W. Burlingame.

OBITUARY - Mrs. Lucy Burlingame, 69, widow of Thoams W. Burlingame, and a former well-known resident of New Martinsville, died Saturday morning at 8:20 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Corcoran, at Mansfield, Ohio. She had been in failing health for some time and serious for the past month. - Mrs. Burlingame was born in New Martinsville, on February 8, 1873, a daughter of John and Amanda Boher [Bucher] Shepherd. - She was a member of St. John's Methodist Church. For several years she had made her home with her daughter. - Surviving are two sons, W.H. Burlingame, of Bartlesville, Okla., and J. T. Burlingame, Independence, Kansas, and three daughters, Mrs. Corcoran; Mrs. Alfred Sharp, of New York; and Miss Marjorie Burlingame of Bartlesville, Okla. - The remains were removed to the Wharton Funeral Home at New Martinsville, and services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Rev. W. E. Kenan, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiated. Interment in Williams Cemetery.

   41 F    v. Amanda D. Shepherd-[1816] was born about 1877.

32. Christ Ann Bucher-[1038] (Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born in 1842.

General Notes: Christina/Christ Ann Bucher, age 26, appears in the 1870 Census as a housekeeper, residing in the home of Edward T. Smith, carpenter, in JACKSON County, W. Va. She has a daughter, Amanda Bucher, age 5. Also in the home is Edward's son, George H. M. Smith, age 23.

George H. M. Smith and Christena S. Bucher were married 20 Feb 1880 in Jackson County, W. Va. and the family is shown in the 1880 Census of Jackson County, W. Va.

#386/386
SMITH, George H. M., 33, Farmer, $3000, $374, W.Va., Pa., Ireland
SMITH, Christie A, 35, Va., Pa., Pa.
SMITH, Amanda, 14, daughter, b Va., Va., Va.
SMITH, Edward T., 60, Father, Pa., Pa., Pa.
BUCHER, Jefferson, 18, brother-in-law, Va., Pa., Pa.

Christ married George H. M. Smith -[1786] [MRIN:440] on 20 Feb 1880 in Jackson County, WV.

Children from this marriage were:

   42 F    i. Amanda Bucher-[1800] was born about 1865.

33. Frederick Bucher-[1039] (Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born in 1845.

Frederick married Virginia Sexsmith -[1729] [MRIN:414] on 31 Dec 1872 in Wetzel Co WV.

Children from this marriage were:

   43 M    i. Frederick Charles Bucher-[1798] .

General Notes: Died in Ohio River when he was 12.

   44 F    ii. Minerva Davis Bucher-[1799] .

General Notes:
Married Dr. James M. Skinner.

OBITUARY - DR. JAMES M. SKINNER, RETIRED EDUCATOR

May 16, 1937 - Dr. James Marshall Skinner, 75, prominent educator, churchman, industrialist and landowner, died suddenly Saturday morning at 7:30 o'clock at his home, Virginia street, New Martinsville. His death is attributed to a heart attack. - Dr. Skinner had been in failing health for some time, but his condition had not been considered serious. - Born in Monroe County, O., the son of John W. and Amelia Howells Skinner, he moved to New Martinsville at an early age and had spent the greater part of his life there. - Dr. Skinner was an ordained minister and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South. He was a member of the board of stewards, church treasurer and a trustee of the New Martinsville church. - A well known educator, Dr. Skinner was principal of Magnolia high school at New Martinsville in 1898-99. In 1900 he became president of West Liberty Normal school, this county, and later became principal of Sistersville high school. He had also served as vice president of Morris Harvey college. - He spent 18 years at Laredo, Texas, where he was president of Holding Institute, Inc., but during that time, his family continued to reside in New Martinsville. - Dr. Skinner served as mayor of New Martinsville in 1931 and 1932. He retired from educational circles in 1928. - He was a thirty-second degree Mason and was a member of the Scottish Rite bodies. Dr. Skinner was a large stockholder in the Wetzel Supply company and also a large landowner. - Surviving are his wife Minerva Bucher Skinner; three sons, Fred Skinner of New Martinsville; Virgenrus Skinner of Shanghi, China; and Dr. J. M. Skinner of Powhatan, O. - Dr. Skinner made his last public address in Wheeling when he appeared before the Island Methers' club last December. - Funeral services are to be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at his late home at New Martinsville. Rev Elma Kelley, pastor of the M.E. church, South, and Rev J. Charles Richards, pastor of First Christian church, will be in charge. Interment is to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

34. Mortimer Charles Bucher-[415] (Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born on 3 Nov 1846 in Tyler County, VA and died in 1935 in Wetzel County, WV, at age 89.

Mortimer married Permelia Yost -[404] [MRIN:134], daughter of Nehemiah "Nires" Youst -[435] and Melinda Basnett -[405], on 1 Sep 1872 in Tyler County, WV.

Children from this marriage were:

   45 M    i. Clarence Bucher-[433] was born in Jun 1890 and died in Mar 1973, at age 82.

Noted events in his life were:

Military: World War I, France, Etc..

Clarence married Lula Lantz -[1728] [MRIN:413] on an unknown date.

   46 M    ii. Martin Charles Bucher-[434] was born on 3 Nov 1882 and died on 1 Aug 1971 in Wetzel County, WV, at age 88.

Martin married Bertie Abigail Snodgrass -[1727] [MRIN:412] on an unknown date.

+ 47 M    iii. Thomas F. Bucher-[426] was born in 1873 and died in 1912-1913 in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, WV, at age 39.

   48 F    iv. Virginia E. Bucher-[430] was born on 29 Sep 1876 in Wetzel County, WV and died on 24 Apr 1904 in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, at age 27.

Virginia married Wilbert Carmichael -[1809] [MRIN:445] on 19 May 1897.

+ 49 F    v. Alice Rebecca Bucher-[1726] was born in Apr 1880 and died on 30 Jul 1919, at age 39.

+ 50 M    vi. Grover Cleveland Bucher-[627] was born in Jun 1885 and died on 7 Jul 1921 in Weston State Hospital, Weston, WV, at age 36.

   51 F    vii. Laura Bucher-[431] was born in Jun 1887 and died in 1912-1913 in City Hospital, Wheeling, WV, at age 25.

General Notes:
OBITUARY (abt 1912-1913)

Miss Laura Bucher, Reader, died at City Hospital, Wheeling, February 24, from blood poisoning. She was about 25 years old and a member of the Christian church.

35. Jefferson Thomas Bucher-[1040] (Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born on 14 May 1849 in Tyler County, VA and died on 29 Mar 1900 in Tyler County, WV, at age 50.

General Notes: Many records indicate that his name was Jefferson T. Bucher. It may have been Thomas Jefferson but he was apparently called "Jefferson."

Jefferson married Zimrhode (Zhimrhoid) Adeline Fulks -[1731] [MRIN:416] on 15 Nov 1880 in Jackson County, WV.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 52 M    i. Charles Franklin Bucher-[1787] was born on 16 Aug 1881 and died on 12 Nov 1918, at age 37.

   53 F    ii. Pearl C. Bucher-[1788] was born in 1885.

   54 F    iii. Ruth Virginia Bucher-[1789] was born in 1887.

   55 F    iv. Flora C. Bucher-[1790] was born in 1889.

   56 M    v. James Frederick Bucher-[1791] was born in 1893 and died on 8 Jun 1918 in New Dale, Wetzel County, W.VA., at age 25.

Death Notes: James suffered from mental illness. He murdered his mother in 1916, while in a delusional state. When he died, he was 22 years, 10 months and 14 days old.

   57 M    vi. Thomas Bucher Jr.-[1792] was born in 1895.

   58 F    vii. Lucy Margaret Bucher-[1793] was born in 1898.

36. Lewis Pierce Bucher-[1699] (Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born on 9 Apr 1855 in Tyler Co WV and died in 1941 in Wetzel County, VA, at age 86.

General Notes:
OBITUARY, Jan 1941

Lewis Bucher, 86

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning for Lewis Pierce Bucher, 86, well known retired Wetzel County farmer who died in the hospital here Sunday night of injuries sustained in a fall at his home on Fluharty's Run early that morning. - Rev. S. B. Cunningham conducted the rites which were held at 10:30 o'clock. Interment was made in the Northview cemetery by the Iams Funeral Home. - The youngest and last surviving member of his family, Mr. Bucher was born at Ten Mile, Tyler County, April 9, 1855, a son of Thomas J. and Rebecca Small Bucher. - On March 11, 1883, he married Ella Frances Liston. He was a member of the Wesley Chapel Methodist church. - Mr. Bucher is survived by his wife; the following children, Mrs. John H. Gorby [Irene] of New Martinsville, John E. Bucher of Point Pleasant, Wetzel County, Thomas P. Bucher of Akron, O., Mrs. Charles Kislig of Marietta, O., and Francis Bucher of New Martinsville, RFD; and five grandchildren.

Lewis married Ella Frances Liston -[1730] [MRIN:415] on 3 Apr 1883 in Wetzel Co WV.

Children from this marriage were:

   59 F    i. Irene Bucher-[1801] was born on 1 May 1884 near New Martinsville, WV and died in Jul 1941 in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, WV, at age 57.

General Notes:

OBITUARY - IRENE GORBY - Irene Bucher Gorby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis P. Bucher, was born near New Martinsville, West Virginia, May 1, 1884. Her education was limited to what she received from short terms of rural schools. The last one attended was Fluharty Run. - At the age of eighteen she began training as a nurse in the old Wetzel County Hospital, under the direction of the late Dr. J. D. Schmied. In reiterating her early experiences she frequently referred to the strenuous hours of work, when in cases of emergencies and epidemics, she would work for four or five days and nights, relaxing only an hour or two each day. She continued nursing until 1908, when she was married to J. H. Gorby, who had recently been appointed superintendent of the New Martinsville schools, and with the exception of one year resided in New Martinsville the remainder of her life. Mrs. Gorby found pleasure in attending different school activities with Mr. Gorby. - As a child, she learned to cook, bake and sew, and through extensive reading and careful practice became highly skilled in these household arts. She thoroughly enjoyed working with a new recipe, or an untried pattern in crochet, tatting or knitting . A hobby of hers was sewing draperies, slip covers, cushions and fine embroidery. Anything she made was as perfectly finished as possible, and she was very generous in using her talents and time for others. - Childless herself, Mrs. Gorby was a lover of children, and was loved by them. For their first foot wear, scores of babies wore booties made by her. She was unusually happy when she did an act of kindness or gave service for others. Not only did she spread her happiness to children, but older folk as well, whether it was taking some flowers, a plant or something she had made. She always had time to enjoy a morning chat with her different neighbors. Birthday anniversaries of her relatives and friends did not pass her notice. She shared in others' sorrow as well as happiness. - Mrs. Gorby was a very extensive reader in such fields as health, nature study, history and general literature. She had a very retaining memory and scanned carefully current magazines and the daily paper. She could discuss intelligently the proceedings of the United States Congress, and was following the World War in detail. It was her belief that the United States should assist England, both for the safety of our country and the moral problem involved, and never doubted for a moment that the Allies will not win.

   60 M    ii. John E. Bucher-[1802] .

   61 M    iii. Thomas P. Bucher-[1803] .

   62 F    iv. Rebecca Bucher-[1804] .

   63 F    v. Frances Bucher-[1805] .


Sixth Generation (3rd Great Grandchildren)

47. Thomas F. Bucher-[426] (Mortimer Charles5, Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born in 1873 and died in 1912-1913 in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, WV, at age 39.

General Notes: OBITUARY - No Date. Wife is in the 1910 Census, Wetzel County, WV, and is living in the home of Mortimer and Permelia Bucher. The children are ages 11 and 7 at that time. She is not listed as a widow so perhaps Thomas was working away from home prior to his death.

THOMAS BUCHER DEAD

The many friends of Thos. Bucher will be pained to learn that he died Friday night of that dread disease, tuberculosis, after a short time of suffering. He was a member of the Christian church, and a member of the Wetzel Lodge, No. 38 A.F. & A.M. His remains were brought here Sunday morning, and funeral services... He leaves a widow and two children, Inez, aged 14, and Blanche, 11 years old. The remains were accompanied here from Reader by Rev. Wesley Burgess, Mrs. Allen Marshall [Alice?] Wm. Bushon, father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Bushon, Jeff and Emery Yost, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Bucher, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burgess, Walter Burgess, Mrs. Adolph Durig, Mrs. Chas. Durig, Clarence and Mart Bucher, Robt. Kidder and wife, and Mrs. E. W. Schupbach. Thomas Bucher was a kind father and husband and a useful man. He had been making his home at Akron, Ohio, and came here three weeks ago to attend the funeral of his sister, and owing to his weakened condition, remained with his parents at Reader until he was called to meet his loving sister beyond the wide river. The grief of the widow and children is great and they have the sympathy of all our people. Thomas Bucher was born and reared in this coty and leaves a .... (cut off)

Thomas married Kate Bushon -[1806] [MRIN:444].

Children from this marriage were:

   64 F    i. Inez Bucher-[1807] .

   65 F    ii. Blanche Bucher-[1808] .

49. Alice Rebecca Bucher-[1726] (Mortimer Charles5, Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born in Apr 1880 and died on 30 Jul 1919, at age 39.

Alice married Wallace C. Marshall -[1810] [MRIN:446] on 22 May 1900 in Wetzel Co WV.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 66 F    i. Helen Irene Marshall-[1811] was born on 19 Dec 1905 and died on 25 Jul 1985, at age 79.

   67 F    ii. Mary Virginia Marshall-[1823] was born on 7 Nov 1903 and died in Jun 1974, at age 70.

50. Grover Cleveland Bucher-[627] (Mortimer Charles5, Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born in Jun 1885 and died on 7 Jul 1921 in Weston State Hospital, Weston, WV, at age 36.

Grover married Kittie Geraldine Cochran-Parsons -[522] [MRIN:101], daughter of John R. Parsons -[682] and Caroline Cochran -[693], on 23 Nov 1912 in New Martinsville, WV.

Marriage Notes: Marriage record obtained from Wetzel County.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 68 F    i. Geraldine Virginia Bucher-[638] .

   69 M    ii. John Paul Bucher-[649] died on 4 Jul 1975.

   70 M    iii. Clarence Lee Bucher-[660] was born on 13 Oct 1917, died on 14 Mar 2004, at age 86, and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville, WV.

General Notes:
Hancock County (WV) Courier, Sept. 15, 1994

BUCHERS CELEBRATE 50th ANNIVERSARY

David Lee Bucher and Kitty Ann Binkowski proudly announce the 50th Wedding Anniversary of their parents, Clarence Lee & Anna Marie Richmond Bucher. A surprise celebration was held Saturday, August 20, 1994 at the Harrison County 4-H Recreation Center. Lee and Ann were married August 29, 1944 in Zanesville, Ohio. Lee was born October 13, 1917, the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Kittie Geraldine Parsons Bucher. He graduated from Reader High School, served in the Army during WWII, retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries - New Martinsville in 1979, is a member of the Chester American Legion, Chester AFAM Chapter 142, and New Manchester Christian Church. Ann was born March 18, 1923 in Hastings, WV, the daughter of the late Jeremiah Webster and Blanche Cochran Richmond. She graduated from Reader High School and retired from the Corning Glass Works, Paden City, in 1980. They have four grandchildren: Leslie & Andrew Bucher and Beth & Allison Binkowski. Lee and Ann presently reside in their new home at R.D.3, Box 316AA, Park Meadows, New Cumberland, W V 26047.


OBITUARY
News-Register - Wheeling, W. Va. - Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Bucher, C. Lee "Gig", of New Cumberland, W. Va., passed away Sunday, March 14, 2004. Lee was born October 13, 1917 in Reader, W. Va., the son of Grover Cleveland and Kittie Cochran Bucher.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, John Bucher; two sisters, Geraldine Murphy and Hilda Fluharty; and his wife, Ann Richmond Bucher.

He is survived by his daughter and her husband, Kitty and Ed Binkowski of New Cumberland; and granddaughters, Beth and Don Michel of Mars, Pa. and Allison and Seth Wilson of Morgantown, W. Va. He also has a son, David Bucher and wife, Donna of Hodges, S.C.; grandchildren Leslie Bucher of Maltimore, Md. and Andrew and Susan Bucher of Honolulu, Hawaii and their mother, Judy Bucher of Elizabeth City, N.C..

Lee was a CCC volunteer; a World War II Army Veteran; a 1980 retired mechanic of PPG Industries; a former member of the Paden City (W.Va.) Fire Dept.; and helped organize the little Legion, pony league and American Legion baseball organizations in Paden City during the 1950's and 1960's.

He had been a member of the Paden Fork and New Manchester Christian Churches. He also belonged to the Chester, W. Va. American Legion and Chester A.F.M. Lodge No. 142.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2004. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at the Iams Funeral Home, St. Rt 2, New Martinsville. He will rest beside his wife in Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville.


Clarence married Anna Marie Richmond -[1820] [MRIN:448] on 29 Aug 1944 in Zanesville, OH.

+ 71 F    iv. Hilda Caroline Bucher-[671] was born on 4 Apr 1921 in Reader, Wetzel County, WV and died on 5 Jan 1977 in Weirton, WV, at age 55.

52. Charles Franklin Bucher-[1787] (Jefferson Thomas5, Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born on 16 Aug 1881 and died on 12 Nov 1918, at age 37.

General Notes:
In the 1910 Census, Wetzel County, WV, Charles, 28, was living with his mother, Mrs. Jef. T. Bucher, a widow. He was a carpenter, employed by the B&O Railroad.

OBITUARY- Charles F. Bucher was born in New Martinsville, WV on 16 Aug 1881 and died in the same place on 14 Nov 1918. He was aged 37 years, 2 months and 28 days. He was the son of Jefferson Thomas and Zhimrhoid Addie Bucher. His father was born and reared in Tyler Co., WV and his mother, whose maiden name was Fulks, was born and reared near Proctorville, Lawrence County, Ohio. Soon after their marriage, they moved to New Martinsville, where they lived until the time of their deaths. His father died when Charles F. was 19 years of age and as he was the oldest son, the care and responsibility of the support of the family fell very largely on him. He was industrious and equal to the task. He was married to Mrs. Grace Castilow of New Martinsville on 29 Jul 1912. To this union were born three children: Louise, John Richard, and Clara Elizabeth, whose ages are four, two and one, respectively. He was converted and united with the St. John's M. E. Church, South on 19 Feb 1905. The last few years of his life were spent on a farm about two miles east of town. He leaves to mourn his wife, three children, one brother & three sisters: Junior of the National army, Mrs. Flora Andrews of Flushing, NY, Mrs. Lucy Margaret Wherle of Toledo, OH, and Ruth Virginia of Spencer, WV. (From "Wetzel Democrat")

Charles married Grace Greta [Gretta] Winkler -[1794] [MRIN:441] on 29 Jul 1912.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 72 M    i. John Richard Bucher I-[1795] .

   73 F    ii. Clara Elizabeth Bucher-[1821] .

   74 F    iii. Louise Jane Bucher-[1822] .


Seventh Generation (4th Great Grandchildren)

66. Helen Irene Marshall-[1811] (Alice Rebecca Bucher6, Mortimer Charles5, Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born on 19 Dec 1905 and died on 25 Jul 1985, at age 79.

Helen married Joseph Blake -[1824] [MRIN:449].

Children from this marriage were:

   75 F    i. Lois Raye Blake-[1825] was born on 29 Sep 1942, died on 9 Dec 2001, at age 59, and was buried in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville, WV.

Lois married Robert Gore -[1826] [MRIN:450].

68. Geraldine Virginia Bucher-[638] (Grover Cleveland6, Mortimer Charles5, Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1).

Geraldine married Unknown Murphy -[1817] [MRIN:447].

Children from this marriage were:

   76 F    i. Beverly Jean Murphy-[1818] .

   77 M    ii. Jon Murphy-[1819] .

71. Hilda Caroline Bucher-[671] (Grover Cleveland6, Mortimer Charles5, Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1) was born on 4 Apr 1921 in Reader, Wetzel County, WV and died on 5 Jan 1977 in Weirton, WV, at age 55.

Hilda married Charles Edward Fluharty -[56] [MRIN:8], son of Charles Lemuel Fluharty -[2] and Virginia Josephine Bench -[3], in Dec 1939 in Marietta OH.

Children from this marriage were:

   78 M    i. Duane Lemuel Fluharty

   79 M    ii. Eugene "Gene" Fluharty

Gene married Linda Lee Cunningham.

   80 M    iii. Larry Fluharty

Private married Private

72. John Richard Bucher I-[1795] (Charles Franklin6, Jefferson Thomas5, Thomas Jacoby4, Johann George3, George Dietrich2, Johann Dietrich1).

John married (name unknown).

Children from this marriage were:

   81 M    i. John Richard Bucher II-[1796] .

John married (name unknown).