Maria Sophia Zuri


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1. Johan Dietrich Bucher

Maria Sophia Zuri 1 2

  • Born: 26 Feb 1702 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Johan Dietrich Bucher
  • Died: 25 Aug 1770, , Montgomery, PA at age 68 2 3
  • Buried: New Hanover Twp.: Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA 1 2

   Other names for Maria were Maria Sophia Zurich and Maria Sophia Zury.1

   FamilySearch ID: 2WNL-4B5.

  General Notes:

On her tombstone, her married name is Bucherin and her maiden name is given as Zurien. Since it was customary for the Germans to attach the suffix of "in" or "en" to surnames to indicate the feminine, her maiden name would be Zuri. 1

  Burial Notes:

Her tombstone reads:
Hier ruhet dem Leibe nach eine Chriatlice Schwester diester Kirche, nahmens Maria Sophia Bucherin, eine gebohrene Zurien. Ist gebohren 26 Februar, 1702, und starb 25 August, 1770.

Here rests in the manner of the body a Christian sister of this church named Maria Sophia Bucherin, born Zurien. Was born 26 February 1702, and died 25 August 1770.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 5 Aug 1750 at New Hanover Twp.: Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA. Dietrich and Maria Sophia Bucher sponsored the baptism of Maria Sophia Schneider born 11 Jul 1750. 4

Maria married Johan Dietrich Bucher. (Johan Dietrich Bucher was born on 1 Nov 1709 in Neunkirch, Schaffhausen, , CHE,2 3 died on 15 May 1769 in New Hanover Twp., Montgomery, PA 2 3 and was buried in New Hanover Twp.: Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA 1 2.)


1 Hocker, Edward W., The Hocker Collection at the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (Noted genealogist Edward. W. Hocker, author of many genealogy books, and an expert in Pennsylvanian German genealogy, donated his entire research collection of surnames to the library at:
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
215 S. Broad St., 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5325), Bucher File.

2 Falkner Swamp Reformed Congregation Cemetery, New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

3 Stow, Jennie Cowles, Genealogies: Boyer, Grim, Bucher Families (1980. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Call Number: Gen St39).

4 Dotterer, Henry Sassaman, The Perkiomen Region, Past and Present (1900, Perkiomen Publishing Company, Philadelphia. Availabe online via Google Book Search.), Pages 172-176.

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