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1. Johannes Frey
2. Dr. Benedict Bucher Sr.


  • Marriage (1): Johannes Frey
  • Marriage (2): Dr. Benedict Bucher Sr. on 28 Sep 1778 in Ephrata Twp.: Cocalico Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA 1 2

   Other names for Maria were Maria Frey 3 and Maria Fry.1

  General Notes:

Her maiden name was not Fry or Frey, as this was her surname by her first marriage to John Frey.

Maria married Johannes Frey.

Maria next married Dr. Benedict Bucher Sr., son of Hans Bucher and Christina, on 28 Sep 1778 in Ephrata Twp.: Cocalico Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA.1 2 (Dr. Benedict Bucher Sr. was born in 1722 in , , Bern, CHE 1 4 and died on 6 Nov 1787 in Cocalico Twp.: Bucher Thal, Lancaster, PA 1 4 5.)

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage notes of Reverend Waldschmidt: "Bucher Benedictus [or Benedict or Benss-Bucher], Second Marriage, and Maria, Widow of Johannes Frey Sept 8 1778." 3


1 Gladys Bucher Sowers, The Bucher Family, 1681-1997 (1997. Gladys Bucher Sowers, 1410 Cornwall Road, Lebanon, PA 17042, 78 pp.), Tree Page 1.

2 <i>Cocalico Reformed Church, Lancaster County Church Records, Vol 7</i> (Copy in PA State Library, Harrisburg, PA).

3 Montgomery, Thomas Lynch, editor, <i>Pennsylvania Archives: Sixth Series</i> (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State printer, 1906-1907.), Vol. 6 Page 212.

4 Meginness, John F, <i>Biographical Annals Of Lancaster County, Pa: Containing Biographical And Genealogical Sketches Of Prominent And Representative Citizens And Many Of The Early Settlers</i> (J. H. BEERS and CO., 1903. Online at:, Page 126.

5 <i>Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books</i> (Online register at,

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