Hans Bucher
(1681-1762)
Christina
(1700-)
Dr. Benedict Bucher Sr.
(1722-1787)
Maria
Dr. Benedict Bucher Jr.
(1759-1830)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Susanna Mohler

Dr. Benedict Bucher Jr. 1 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 7 Aug 1759, Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA 5 7 8
  • Christened: 5 Sep 1759 9
  • Marriage (1): Susanna Mohler on 30 Mar 1784 in Ephrata Twp.: Cocalico Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA 1 2 3
  • Died: 30 May 1830, Cornwall Twp., Lebanon, PA at age 70 1 5 6 8
  • Buried: Rexmont: Bucher Meeting House Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1800 in Lebanon Twp., Dauphin Co, , PA. 10 The 1800 Census lists the Benedict Bucher household with:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1791-1800) = 2 sons
10-15 (1785-1790) = 2 sons
45 & over (<=1755) = 1 father Benedict
Females (born)
16-25 (1775-1784) = 1 daughter
26-44 (1756-1774) = 1 wife

2. He has conflicting death information of 1 May 1830 and Cornwall Twp., Lebanon, PA. 5

3. Book: History of Lebanon County by William Henry Egle, 1883. 5

Benedict Bucher, b. Aug 7 1959, in Cocalico township, Lancaster Co., Pa.; d. May 1, 1830, in Cornwall township, Lebanon Co., Pa.; studied medicine under his father, and settled about 1780 in Lebanon township, Lancaster Co., now Cornwall township, Lebanon Co., where he engaged in farming and also pursued his profession. He filled various public offices, and was one of the commissioners of the county when the almshouse was erected. Dr. Bucher married Susanna Mohler, b. Jan 29, 1764; d. Sept. 1, 1827.

4. Book: Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, PA, pp. 1032-1033, 1903. 11

Jacob Bucher was a son of Dr. Benedict Bucher, who was born at Denver, Lancaster county, in August, 1759, and grandson of Dr. Bens Bucher, a native of Switzerland, who settled at Denver, this county, in the earlier part of the eighteenth century. Dr. Benedict Bucher located at Cornwall, where he practiced medicine many years. Of his children, (1) John B., who was born in 1785, was a farmer in Lebanon county. He and his wife and four children are deceased. One of his grandsons, Cyrus, of Astoria, Ill., is a minister. (2) Benedict, born in April, 1792, had two daughters, and died in Lebanon county. His daughter, Eliza, married Isaac Brubaker, a minister, and his daughter, Sarah, became the wife of Michael Hershberger, of Lebanon county. (3) Christian, born in 1796, was a practicing physician in Lebanon county for many years. His family consisted of Dr. Samuel, of Freeport, Ill., now deceased; Susan, wife of Henry Houck, deputy State superintendent of schools, of Lebanon county; Dr. Alfred, deceased; Mary A., wife of Frank Goshert, of Lebanon county; Dr. Isaac, who is a prominent resident of Lebanon county; and Elizabeth, who was Mrs. Rocky. (4) Henry Bucher, born in 1798, settled near Cornwall, where he engaged in farming. He was the father of the following children: Mary A., wife of Dr. A. Smith, of Lebanon county; Catherine, wife of Joseph Horst; Dr. Benedict, of Lebanon; Lovina, unmarried; and Henry, a farmer of Lebanon county. (5) Susanna, born in 1802, died unmarried. (6) Maria, born in 1804, married Michael Snyder, and died in Lebanon county, leaving six children, Henry, Susan, Mary, Leah, Israel and Josiah. (7) Jacob was the father of Rev. George.

5. Book: Biographical Annals of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, page 152, 1903. 7

Dr. Benedict Bucher, the great-grandfather of Dr. Bucher, of Lebanon, with his brother, Hannes Bucher, came to America about 1750, from the Canton of Bern, Switzerland, and with many others of their countrymen, settled in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pa. Dr. Benedict Bucher, the grandfather of Dr. I. Reily, perpetuated his father's name and fame, and was born August 7, 1759, in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, and studied his profession under his father. About 1780 he located in Lebanon township, Lancaster county, which is now Cornwall township, Lebanon county, and there practiced his profession, became prominent in local affairs, and on account of eminent ability and superior education, was called upon to fill many public offices. His death occurred May 1, 1830; his wife, Susanna Mohler, born January 29, 1764, died September 1, 1827.


Benedict married Susanna Mohler, daughter of Henry Mohler Jr. and Elizabeth Landis, on 30 Mar 1784 in Ephrata Twp.: Cocalico Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA.1 2 3 (Susanna Mohler was born on 28 Feb 1764 in Ephrata Twp., Lancaster, PA,1 5 died on 1 Oct 1827 in Cornwall Twp., Lebanon, PA 12 and was buried in Rexmont: Bucher Meeting House Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 1.)


  Marriage Notes:

They were married by Reverend Waldschmidt who recorded in his journal: "Bucher, Benedict son of Benedict Bucher and Susanna daughter of the deceased Henrich Mohler, March 30 1784."
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Sources


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 Waldschmidt, Rev. John, Baptismal and marriage records, Rev. John Waldschmidt, 1752-1786 (In Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Vol VI. Also available on Ancestry.com or download PDF at https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/183430).

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

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

5 Egle, William Henry, 1830-1901, History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania : Geographical and Genealogical (Philadelphia : Everts & Peck, 1883
360 p., 63 p. of plates : ill., maps), Page 236.

6 Meginness, John F, Biographical Annals Of Lancaster County, Pa: Containing Biographical And Genealogical Sketches Of Prominent And Representative Citizens And Many Of The Early Settlers (J. H. BEERS and CO., 1903. Online at: https://books.google.com/books?id=HM4xAQAAMAAJ), Page 126.

7 Meginness, John F, Biographical Annals Of Lancaster County, Pa: Containing Biographical And Genealogical Sketches Of Prominent And Representative Citizens And Many Of The Early Settlers (J. H. BEERS and CO., 1903. Online at: https://books.google.com/books?id=HM4xAQAAMAAJ), Page 152.

8 Fox, Cyrus T, Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania, a history (New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1925, 1315 pgs.), Vol. 2, Page 82.

9 Meginness, John F, Biographical Annals Of Lancaster County, Pa: Containing Biographical And Genealogical Sketches Of Prominent And Representative Citizens And Many Of The Early Settlers (J. H. BEERS and CO., 1903. Online at: https://books.google.com/books?id=HM4xAQAAMAAJ), Page 1023.

10 1800 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Lebanon Township, Series: M32 Roll: 40 Page: 218.

11 Meginness, John F, Biographical Annals Of Lancaster County, Pa: Containing Biographical And Genealogical Sketches Of Prominent And Representative Citizens And Many Of The Early Settlers (J. H. BEERS and CO., 1903. Online at: https://books.google.com/books?id=HM4xAQAAMAAJ), pp. 1032-1033.

12 Garber, Cora Dunning, Ludwig Mohler and His Descendants (1921.).



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