John Booher
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John Booher


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1. Polly Cramer

John Booher 2

  • Born: 15 Aug 1800, , Allegheny, PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Polly Cramer on 28 Feb 1828 in , Licking, OH 1

   Another name for John was John Bougher.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Moved: 1804, Steubenville, Jefferson, OH. 1

2. Moved: 1810, , Licking, OH. 1

3. Moved: 1833, , Cass, IN. 1

4. Moved: 1851, Walton, Cass, IN. 1

5. Census in 1860 in Tipton Twp., Cass, IN. 2 John Booher, brickmason, 59, was living with Mary A., 48; John, laborer, 27; Rececca, 18, daughter Sindisa, 16; Charles T., 13; and Mary A., 10. John was born in Pennsylvania, Mary and John in Licking Co. Ohio, Rebecca in Wabash Co. Indiana, Sindisa in Logansport, Indiana, and Charles and Mary A. in Cass County, Indiana. The post office was Logansport.

6. Book: History of Cass County, Indiana, 1886. 1
JOHN BOOHER, one of the pioneers of Cass County, and the oldest living person in Tipton Township, was born in Alleghany County, Penn., August 15, 1800. He was the son of John and Nancy (Ryan) Booher, the former a native of Germany, and the latter a native of Ireland, of German and Irish descent, respectively. When he was four years old his parents immigrated to Steubenville, Ohio, and when he was ten years old they removed to Licking County, Ohio. In 1833 our subject came to this county, and located in Walton about 1851. His chief occupation during his early life was that of a stone-mason, though he worked at railroading some. February 28, 1828, he was married to Polly Cramer, a native of Licking County, Ohio, born March 30, 1813. She was the daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Johnson) Cramer, natives of Maryland and New Jersey, respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Booher have had eight children, as follows: William, born November 15, 1828; Nancy A., born November 15, 1830, died in infancy; John, born May 26, 1833; Thomas, born August 17, 1834: Rebecca, born October 26, 1841 ; Sindisa, born March 18, 1844, died September 5, 1883; Charles T., born December 11, 1846, and Mary A., born September 21, 1849. Mr. Booher is now eighty-six years of age and in full possession of his mental facilities. Mrs. Booher is now past seventy-three. They have now lived together nearly fifty-nine years, and their recollections of pioneer life are many and varied.

John married Polly Cramer, daughter of Thomas Cramer and Rebecca Johnson, on 28 Feb 1828 in , Licking, OH.1 (Polly Cramer was born on 30 Mar 1813 in , Licking, OH 1 2.)


1 Thomas B. Helm, <i>History of Cass County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present</i> (Brant and Fuller, Chicago (Ill.) Published 1886.), Page 921.

2 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Cass County, Tipton Township, Series: M653 Roll: 247 Page: 620.

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