Johan Dietrich Bucher
(1709-1769)
Maria Sophia Zuri
(1702-1770)
Conrad Bucher
(1738-1767)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret

Conrad Bucher 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 28 Jun 1738, , Montgomery, PA 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Margaret
  • Died: 1 May 1767, , Montgomery, PA at age 28 2 3 4
  • Buried: New Hanover Twp.: Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA 2 3

  General Notes:

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  Noted events in his life were:

1. He was confirmed 22 April 1753 in New Hanover Twp.: Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA. 5 He was confirmed as a member of the congregation at age 15.

2. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 25 Jan 1756 at New Hanover Twp.: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA. Conrad Bucher and Eva Catharine Palzgraf, Reformed, were sponsors for the baptism of Conrad and Margareth Freedle's daughter Eva Catharina. 6

3. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 16 May 1756 at New Hanover Twp.: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA. Conrad Bucher and Euphronica Conrad are sponsors for the baptism of John Conrad Krauss, the illegitimate son of Peter Buhl and Maria Catherine Krauss, born 3 Feb 1756. 7

4. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 28 Nov 1756 at New Hanover Twp.: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA. Conrad Bucher and Eufronica Conrath were sponsors for John and Anna Garthner's son, Conrad. 8

5. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 1761 at New Hanover Twp.: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA. Conrad Bucher, Reformed, and Rebecca Reichard are sponsors for the baptism of Johannes and Hanna Schweinhart's daughter, Rebecca, born 17 Jan 1761. 9

6. He signed a will Book O Page 124 on 1 Apr 1767 in , Philadelphia, PA. Abstract:
BUCHER, CONRAD. New Hanover. Phila. Co. Farmer. Written April 1, 1767. Executed June 4, 1767. Wife: Margaret. Children: John, Henry and Catherine. Execs.: brothers Jno. Snider and Peiter Bucher. Wit: Michael Walter and Peter Steltz. O.124.

7. Newspaper: The following notice was published in the Pennsylvania Gazette, 29 Jul 1772, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 10
BY virtue of a writ to me directed, will be exposed to sale, on Saturday, the 15th day of August next, at 2 in the afternoon (and to be struck off precisely at 5) on the premises, a certain plantation or tract of land, situate in New Hanover township, containing about 125 acres, be the same more or less, having a good frame tenement, saw mill, barn, stables, and other outhouses thereon erected, bounded by lands of Valentine Geiger, Jeremiah Harple, Peter Steltz, George Burkhard, and others; late the estate of Conrad Bucher, deceased, seized and taken in execution by JUDAH FOULKE, Sheriff.

8. Property on 26 Feb 1788 in , Montgomery, PA. 4 11 An extract from Deed Book 5, p. 173 explains how Johan Dietrich Bucher's land was passed to his descendents:

Jacob Bucher, Douglass Township, Berks County, Pa., bachelor, son and heir at law of Sebastian Bucher, late of New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, conveys to Peter Steltz, New Hanover Township.

The deed recites that June 4, 1736, John Henry Sprogell sold 84 acres, 94 perches of land in New Hanover Township to John Vendel Kite. Kite and his wife Elizabeth, Jan. 20, 1743, sold this land to John Dietrich Bucher (alias John Titer Bugher).

John Inglis, city of Philadelphia, merchant, and his wife Catherine, Dec. 10, 1748, sold 101 acres, 62 perches in New Hanover Township to John Dietrich Bucher, this land adjoining land the purchaser already owned.

Thomas Preston, city of Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1749, sold 12 acres, 128 perches in New Hanover Township to John Dietrich Bucher, adjacent to the two other tracts.

John Dietrich Bucher sold 12 acres, 128 perches to Paul Moser and retained the remaining tracts. He also acquired 50 acres in Douglass Township (now Montgomery County.)

At the death of John Dietrich Bucher his real estate passed into possession of his widow, Sophia, and three children: George Dietrich, Sebastian and Elizabeth, wife of John Geiger, and three grandchildren: John, Henry, and Catherine, the children of Conrad Bucher, deceased, a son of John Dietrich.

George Dieter Bucher, eldest son, petitioned the Orphan's Court that his father's land be divided among the heirs or valued. The court granted the request and a jury to view the land and made a return to court, Sept. 10, 1777, that it could not be divided without spoiling the whole. The jury placed a valuation of £700 on the house and land. The court confirmed the return. Sebastian, second son, then offered to take the real estate at the valuation set and pay the shares of the other heirs. The eldest son, George D., who had first choice, refused to take the land. The court confirmed the sale to Sebastian.

Sebastian Bucher died and left a widow, Elizabeth, and six children: Jacob, Conrad, Sebastian, John, Henry, and Catharine, to whom the real estate descended. The administrators of his estate, George D. Bucher and Peter Steltz, sold 24 acres of the land. Jacob Bucher, eldest son of Sebastian, now petitioned the court, March 26, 1787, for a jury to divide the land among the heirs or value it. The jury reported to court that the land could not be divided without spoiling the whole. They valued the two remaining tracts at £712, 15s. Jacob offered to take the land at this valuation, and the court confirmed it to him. He now sold to Peter Steltz for £841.


Conrad married Margaret.


Sources


1 <i>Philadelphia County Courthouse</i>, Will Book O, Page 124.

2 <i>Boyer, Grim, Bucher Families</i> (Collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.).

3 <i>Falkner Swamp Reformed Congregation Cemetery, New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania</i>.

4 Hocker, Edward W, <i>The Hocker Collection at the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania</i> (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.

5 Stow, Jennie Cowles, <i>Genealogies: Boyer, Grim, Bucher Families</i> (1980. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Call Number: Gen St39).

6 Edited by Don Yoder, <i>Pennsylvania German Church Records</i> (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983. 3 Vols.
Excerpted from the Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings and Addresses), Vol. 2, page 182.

7 Edited by Don Yoder, <i>Pennsylvania German Church Records</i> (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983. 3 Vols.
Excerpted from the Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings and Addresses), Vol. 2, page 219.

8 Edited by Don Yoder, <i>Pennsylvania German Church Records</i> (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983. 3 Vols.
Excerpted from the Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings and Addresses), Vol. 2, page 189.

9 Edited by Don Yoder, <i>Pennsylvania German Church Records</i> (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983. 3 Vols.
Excerpted from the Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings and Addresses), Vol. 2, page 263.

10 <i>The Pennsylvania Gazette</i> (Published in Philadelphia from 1728 through 1800, The Pennsylvania Gazette is considered The New York Times of the 18th century.), 29 July 1772 Edition.

11 <i>Montgomery County Courthouse</i>, Deed Book 5, p. 173.



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