Elizabeth
(Abt 1779-)
Sheetz
Sarah Brown
(1807-1888)
Catherine E. Sheetz
(1831-1918)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Dr. Samuel Rex Bucher

Catherine E. Sheetz 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 27 Mar 1831, Schaefferstown, Lebanon, PA 3 5
  • Marriage (1): Dr. Samuel Rex Bucher on 11 Jun 1850 in Schaefferstown, Lebanon, PA 1
  • Died: 6 Aug 1918, Cedarville, Stephenson, IL at age 87 3 5 6
  • Buried: Cedarville: Cedarville Cemetery, Stephenson, IL 5

   Another name for Catherine was Katharina E Illig.1

   FamilySearch ID: 9C6N-5W5.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Schaefferstown, Lebanon, PA. 7 Catherine Bucher, 19, is living without her husband, together with her mother, Sarah Sheetz, 42, and grandmother, Elizabeth Sheetz, 71. Elizabeth's home is valued at $1,250. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The census was recorded on 4 Sep 1850.

2. Newspaper: Der Libanon Demokrat, a German language newspaper, 14 Jun 1850, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 1 Married. By the Rev. Ditzler.
On the 11th of June, Dr. Samuel R. Bucher, with Miss Katharina E. Illig, both of Schaefferstown.

[Note: Her surname reported in the newspaper is Illig, not Sheetz, so perhaps this was her second marriage?].

3. Census in 1870 in Buckeye Twp., Stephenson, IL. 8 Samuel Bucher, physician, 43, was living with wife Catharine, 40; Ida, 14; and Robert, 2. The parents were born in Pennsylvania, the children in Illinois. His home was valued at $8,000 and personal estate $2,000. The post office was Lena.

4. Census in 1880 in Cedarville, Stephenson, IL. 9 Catherine Bucher, 49, was living with son Samuel R. Bucher, 11. She and her parents were born in Pennsylvania. Samuel was born in Illinois, his parents in Pennsylvania.


Catherine married Dr. Samuel Rex Bucher, son of Dr. Christian Bucher and Mary Valentine, on 11 Jun 1850 in Schaefferstown, Lebanon, PA.1 (Dr. Samuel Rex Bucher was born on 3 Jul 1827 in Schaefferstown, Lebanon, PA 4 5 7 10, christened on 5 Aug 1827 in Schaefferstown: St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA,4 died on 24 Sep 1874 in Cedarville, Stephenson, IL 5 11 and was buried in Cedarville: Cedarville Cemetery, Stephenson, IL 5 11 12.)


Sources


1 Translated and transcribed by Robert A. Heilman, Marriages Reported by Der Libanon Demokrat, a German language newspaper published at Lebanon, Pennsylvania (Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, c1990), Page 5.

2 Gladys Bucher Sowers, The Bucher Family, 1681-1997 (1997. Gladys Bucher Sowers, 1410 Cornwall Road, Lebanon, PA 17042, 78 pp.), Tree Page 5.

3 Illinois Death Certificate, Stephenson County Court House.

4 St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Schaefferstown: , Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37038968.

6 Illinois Statewide Death Index (State of Illinois. Available online at:
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/GenealogyMWeb/idphdeathsrch.html), Stephenson County Court House.

7 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Schaefferstown, Series: M432 Roll: 791 Page: 25.

8 1870 United States Census, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Series: M593 Roll: 275 Page: 15.

9 1880 United States Census, Illinois, Stephenson County, Cedarville, Family History Library Film 1254252, NA Film Number T9-0252, Page 16C.

10 Gladys Bucher Sowers, The Bucher Family, 1681-1997 (1997. Gladys Bucher Sowers, 1410 Cornwall Road, Lebanon, PA 17042, 78 pp.), Tree Page 3.

11 Freeport Weekly Journal (Freeport, Illinois), 30 Sep 1874, page 8.

12 Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Illinois, Cemetery Record, Page 6 Record 170.



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