Casper Booher


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1. Phoebe Shaver

Casper Booher 1 2 3

  • Born: 15 Sep 1758 4
  • Marriage (1): Phoebe Shaver on 19 May 1778 in Shirley Twp., Huntingdon, PA
  • Died: 31 Mar 1831, , Huntingdon, PA at age 72 4
  • Buried: Mount Union: Mount Union Cemetery, Huntingdon, PA

   Other names for Casper were Casper Bucher 4 and Casper Bugher.5

   FamilySearch ID: L786-29V.

  General Notes:

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  Noted events in his life were:

1. Tax List: 1785, Shirley Twp., Bedford, PA. 5 He owned 131 acres.

2. Census in 1790 in , Huntingdon, PA. 6 The 1790 Census lists Gasper Bougher's household with:
Males (born)
16 and older (<=1774) = 1 Casper
Under 16 (1775-1790) = 3 sons
Females = 2 daughters & 1 wife.

3. Census in 1820 in Shirley Twp., Huntingdon, PA. 7 Two Boohers are listed together on the 1820 census in Shirley Township:

Casper Booher is listed with:
Males (born)
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 Casper
Females (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 1 granddaughter
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 daughter
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 wife

John Booher is listed with:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 3 sons
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 son
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 father John
Females (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 2 daughters
10-15 (1805-1810) = 1 daughter
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 daughter
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 wife.

4. He signed a will on 4 Apr 1831 in , Huntingdon, PA. 2 Last Will and Testament of Casper Booher, dec.d
In the name of God, Aman I Casper Boocher of Shirley Township Huntingdon County, being in perfect health and sound in mind memory and understanding, thanks be to God for the same being mindfull of my mortality do make and constitute this my last will and testament. First and princeapally I recommend my immortal spiret to God who gave it in hopes of a joyfull resurrection and my body to the earth when it shall pleas God to seperate my soul and my body and my body to be buriate in a decently maner at the discretion of my execudor according to the rites of our church and as to such worldly estate wherwith it hat pleased God to bless me. I gave and dispose therof as follows, it is my will that my personall property shall imediately after my desease be sold by my executor at a publick vendue and from the proceeds therof all my just debts and funeral expence shall be payd, and the ballance if any shall be equelly dividet amongst my children, I do nominate my son John Boocher of Shirly township to be my executor of this my last will & testament. it is further my will that the plantation I now live on shall after my desease be the property of my son John Boocher for his proper use and behoof and the said John shall pay the sum of twelfe hundert dollers including the purchase money and feeses due for all my lands to the Comenweth of Pensylvania and whatever the said purchase money and feeses may amt over and above two hundret dollers shall be payd out of the proseeds of my personall property and the ballance of said purchase money to be payd by my son John Boocher shall and will be a thousand dollers shall be payd by the said John or his executors or administrators as follows. he the said John Boocher is to have as a part of his legasee the sum of two hundert dollers, which sum shall be redused out of the above sum of a thousent dollers, and the said John Boocher is further to pay on or before the first day of April after my desease unto my son Samuel Boocher the sum of one hundret doolers and also the same amt of on hundret dollers to be payd on or before the second first day of April to the s.d Samuel Boocher and the sd Samuel Boocher is to have the privileg of the stone house and the other privileges as hertofore for his own proper use for the term of six years from and after the first day of April last paste it is further my will that my son John shall pay one hundret dollers on or before the third day of Aprile after my desease unto my son Henry Boocher and also on or before the fourth first day of Aprile after my desease the same amt of one hundert dollers to the same by the same, and it is further my will that my son John shall pay unto my daughter Nancy Linn the sum of one hundret dollers on or before the fifth first day of Aprile after my desease and it is further my will that the said John shall pay unto my daughters Elizabeth Roberts one hundert dollers on or before the sixth first day of Aprile after my d!
esease and it is further my will that the said John shall pay unto my son Jacob the sum of one hundert and sixty dollers on or before the seventh first day of Aprile after my desease and it is further my will that my son John shall pay unto my grand daughter Elizabeth Bady [sic Brady] the sum of forty dollers on or before the eight first day of Aprile after my desease and if the said Elizabeth Bady has not rec.d the following property Viz. One cow two sheep one bed one spinging wheel she shall rec/d and have them artikels emedeatly after my desease, it is further my will and I do order that my son John shall have my two stills and all belonging to them and also my big bible, it is further my will and I order that my beloved and dear wife Pheoby shall have tow betts and betseads, one beurow one copper kitle one iron pot newkettle one sciled one teakitle coffee stomper one tin bucket and one other bucket one washing tup one jurn one table two chairs one chelf bowles and sausers one cobert 8 milk crocks 4 large croks 4 tins and a set of knives and forks 2 smoothing irons one cow one pot rack one pear of toungs and fire shovel on chest one weomans sadle and bridle one reel and spining wheel one stove and stovepipe one heogsed and two good barrels two oken barrels and it is my will and I order that my wife shall have the dwelling house wherein I now live during her naturall lifetime for her residence, together with part of the garden for her usse and the stable which I have now in posessin for to keep her cow likewise firewood for one fireplace and stove as much as she wants and my son John is to haul and cut the same and put convenient to her house in rediness for to put on the fire or in the stove. it is further my will that my son John shall pay or yild unto my wife yearly and every year the following items six pound of good wool 8 pounds of good hackled flax she is to have the third of the aples of the big grafted tree six bushels of winter aples every year that ther are aples on the place, one barrel of sider if ther be aples the fourth part of peaches and 3 bushels of poteates three bushels of buckwheat 6 bushels of corn 18 bushels of wheat 150 pounds of pork to one hind quarter of beef to be not less than 70 pounds one bushel of salt 15 lb of sugar 10 lb of good coffee 30 heads of cabages to one pair of fine shoes 3 gallong of honny all these items my son John is to deliver to my wife at her dwelling house and the wheat and other grain he is to get ground and deliver the pro??? the at her requist and she is to get one and a half ton of good hay delivered at her request, and if my wife should want for to leve the aforesaid dwelling andmove els where in bounds of two mille my son John shall be bound to deliver unto her all the above menitoned items with the exeption of the firewood at her new place of residence and during her absence of her dwelling my son John shall have the use of the house and other privileges, nevertheless if my wife would want to come and move back again she shall not be deprived of so doing and shall be intiled to all her former privileges in full. it is further my will that my son John shall not be bound to pay any money to his brothers or sisters until the death of mine and my wife notwithstanding it is stated otherwise above all the interlining was done before it was signed. I publish and declare this and none other to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty

Signed and sealed in presence of-Harmanus Ow and Joseph Ow.
Huntingdon County
Before me the Register for the probate of Will and granting letters of Administration in and for the County of Huntingdon, personally appeared Harmanus Ow and Joseph Ow, who being sworn according to law depose and say that they were personally present and saw and heard the above named Casper Booher sign seal execute publish pronounce and declare the above and foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and that they the siad Harmanus Ow and Joseph Ow did sign their names thereto as wtnesses in the presence of each other and in the presence of the said Testator, and at his instance and request and that he the said Testator was at the time of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge nad belief.
Sworn and subscribed the 14th day April 1831 before ?? Porter Reg
Letters Testamentary were this day grannted to John Booher Executor of the last will and testament of Casper Booher late of SHirley township deceased. Inventory to be exhibited within one month and a just and true account, calculatin and reckoning of his said Administration within one year. Given under seal of Office the 4th day of April A.D. 1831.

5. Book: Genealogy of Johannes Baer, 1749-1910, 1910.
Nicholas Shaver, Jr. came from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, and purchased a farm May 24th, 1785, near what is now Aughwick Mills, Shirley Township, where he lived the balance of his life. He died about 1810. His sons Peter and John, were appointed administrators of his estate in that year. He owned considerable property . His wife's name was Elizabeth. They had the following children: Peter, name of wife, Catherine; John (Major), married Mary Glass. Jacob, married, (live in Westmoreland County.) Leonard, lived in Mercer County, married Rachel Ricketts, daughter Hezekiah, Sr. Phebe, married Casper Booher. Catherin, married Joseph Cochenour. Susannah, married Peter Snyder. A daughter, name unknown, married a Ripple. Most all of whom lived in the vicinity of the old homestead.
At one time the Shavers (about 70 in number, counting children, and their relatives, through marriage with the families of Casper Booher, Peter Snyder, and Hezekiah Ricketts, Sr., owned one continous line of adjoining farms about five miles long, extending from the Juniata River at the bend where the Creosoting plant is located, up through Hill Valley, almost to where the Brewster Tannery stood.
The father of Nicholas Shaver, Jr. was Nicholas, Sr. It is said he came from Germany, when Nicholas, Jr. was a small boy, and settled in the Shenandoah Valley, in Virginia, with the early settlers and had two sons and one daughter.

Casper married Phoebe Shaver, daughter of Nicholas Shaver Jr. and Elizabeth, on 19 May 1778 in Shirley Twp., Huntingdon, PA. (Phoebe Shaver was born on 8 Jul 1756, died in Mar 1845 and was buried in Mount Union: Mount Union Cemetery, Huntingdon, PA.)


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2 , Will Book 3, Page 342. Will of Casper Booher.

3 Bare, Daniel Mathias, Genealogy of Johannes Baer, 1749-1910 (Harrisburg, Pa.: Central Print and Pub., 1910, 346 pgs.), Page 229.

4 (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/cemeteries/mtunioncemetery.txt).

5 Whisker, James Biser, Ph.D, Bedford County Pennsylvania Archives (Closson Press, Apollo, PA. 1986. 5 volumes.), Vol. 3, Page 92.

6 , Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, No Twp Listed, Series: M637 Roll: 8 Page: 123.

7 , Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Shirley Township, Series: M33 Roll: 104 Page: 24.

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