Johan Dietrich Bucher
(1709-1769)
Maria Sophia Zuri
(1702-1770)
George Dietrich Bucher
(1736-1788)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Maria Magdalena Hollenbach

George Dietrich Bucher 1 2 3

  • Born: 8 Mar 1736, , Montgomery, PA 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Maria Magdalena Hollenbach on 25 Jul 1758
  • Died: 12 Aug 1788, , Montgomery, PA at age 52 4 5
  • Buried: 14 Aug 1788, New Hanover Twp.: Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA 5 6

   Other names for George were Dietrich Bucher,7 Georg Dietrich Bucher,5 George Dieder Bucher,8 George Dieter Bucher 6 9 and George Dieterich Bucher.6 10

  General Notes:

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  Burial Notes:

His tombstone reads: Georg Dietrich Bucher, born 18th March, 1736; died 12th August, 1788. This stone erected by his widow and eight surviving children. Funeral text, Revelation of St. John 14:13.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: gristmiller in New Hanover Twp., Montgomery, PA.

2. He was confirmed on 7 Apr 1751 in New Hanover Twp.: New Hanover Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA. 6 10 George Dieterich Bucher, son of Dieterich, aged 16, was confirmed on Easter Sunday, 1751 at the New Hanover Reformed church.

3. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 2 Nov 1760 at Saucon Twp.: Williams Twp. Congregation, Northampton, PA. Georg Diederich Buche and Maria Magdalena were sponsors for the baptism of Maria Magdalena Grub, daughter of Peter Grub and wife Magdalena. 11

4. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 16 Jun 1765 at New Hanover Twp.: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA. George Diterich Bucher and Magdalena were sponsors for George and Christina Heintzelman's daughter, Magdalene. 12

5. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 6 Dec 1767 at New Hanover Twp.: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA. Jorg Diterich and Magdalena are sponsors for the baptism of George and Christina Heitzelman's son, Johan George. 12

6. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 11 Feb 1770 at New Hanover Twp.: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA. George and Dietrich Bucher and wife are sponsors for George and Christina Heinzelman's daughter, Christina. 12

7. Newspaper: Pennsylvania Gazette, 15 Mar 1770, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13 Legal notice:
IN Pursuance of an Order of OrphanCourt, held at Philadelphia, for the County of Philadelphia, will be exposed to Sale, by public vendue, on Saturday, the 31st Day of March instant, on the Premises, a certain Log Messuage, or Tenement, Plantation and Tract of Land, situate in Douglass Township, in the said County of Philadelphia, bounded by Lands of Felty Skithter, Ludowick Pickle, Matthias Reichart, and Ludowick Herring, containing 50 Acres; late the Estate of Peter Beecher, deceased; the Sale to begin at two o'Clock in the Afternoon. GEORGE DIETER BOOCHER, SEBASTIAN BOOCHER, Administrators.

8. Tax List: 1783, , Philadelphia, PA. 14 George D. Bucher is on the 1783 Philadelphia County tax list with 286 acres, 4 horses, 4 cattle, and 6 sheep.

9. Property on 26 Feb 1788 in , Montgomery, PA. 6 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.

10. He signed a will on 6 Aug 1788 in New Hanover Twp., Montgomery, PA. 15 An abstract of his will:
BUCHER, GEORGE D.
New Hanover.
August 6, 1788. November 14, 1788.
To wife Helena, farm during life, beds, cows and stock. Farm of 280 acres and woodland of 13 acres to be rented and children for 6 years to give wife maintenance. In 6 years farm to be divided as follows: to son George, 175 acres, he to pay for it. Rem. of land to son who pays most for it. To son George, 150 pds. To son Dieter, 100 pds. To son Matthias, 100 pds. To daughters Mary, Albertine and Solomy, 40 pds. Rem. divided among children.
Execs: Son George Bucher, son in law Philip Leitig. Wit: John Richards, Berni Dodder, Jacob Snider.

11. He signed a will on 6 Aug 1788 in New Hanover Twp., Montgomery, PA. 6
Montgomery County Will Book 1, page 168.
Will of George Dieter Bucher, New Hanover Township.
Dated 6 Aug 1788, probated 14 Nov 1788.
Wife to have the use of the farm and stock during her lifetime. After six years the son George has the privilege of buying 175 acres of the 200-acre farm, the remainder going to the son who pays most for it. The son George is to have £150; son Dieter, £100; son Matthias, £100; daughters Mary, Albertine, and Solomey £4 each. The remainder is to be divided among the children. Executors: George Bucher and son-in-law Philip Leitig.


George married Maria Magdalena Hollenbach, daughter of Matthias Hollenbach and Anna Maria, on 25 Jul 1758. (Maria Magdalena Hollenbach was born on 22 Mar 1742,6 16 17 died on 25 Jun 1802 in , Montgomery, PA 6 17 and was buried in New Hanover Twp.: New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA 6 17.)


Sources


1 Irish, Donna R, <i>Pennsylvania German Marriages: Marriages and Marriage Evidence in Pennsylvania German Churches</i> (Baltimore : Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982. Description: 817 p.), Page 304.

2 <i>Falkner Swamp Reformed Congregation, New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania</i>, Page 155.

3 Humphrey, John T, <i>Montgomery County Births</i> (1993. Humphrey Publications.), Page 50.

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

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

6 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.

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. 3, page 157.

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

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

10 <i>New Hanover Reformed Church, New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania</i>.

11 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 60.

12 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 204.

13 <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.), March 15, 1770.

14 Egle, William Henry, editor, <i>Pennsylvania Archives: Third Series</i> (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State printer, 1894-99. Description v. pl., maps. 22 cm.), Vol. XVI, Page 625.

15 <i>Montgomery County Courthouse</i>, Will Book 1, Page 168.

16 <i>Applications: National Society of Daughters of American Colonists</i> (Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, book at Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Call # St 16:2), Page 104, application of Elizabeth Brendlinger Wile, widow of Norvin S. Wile, 1708 W. Main St., Norristown, PA.

17 <i>New Hanover Lutheran Church, New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania</i> (FHC Microfilm, but some records online
http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/montgomery/church/newhanover01.txt), Cemetery Inscriptions made by George S. Nyce in the late 1800's.



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