Johan Dietrich Bucher
(1709-1769)
Maria Sophia Zuri
(1702-1770)
Matthias Hollenbach
(1718-1778)
Anna Maria
George Dietrich Bucher
(1736-1788)
Maria Magdalena Hollenbach
(1742-1802)
Dieter Bucher
(1776-1850)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Schneider

2. Catharine Christman

Dieter Bucher 1

  • Born: 13 May 1776, Harleysville, Montgomery, PA 1 2
  • Christened: 1779, New Hanover Twp.: Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Schneider in 1801
  • Marriage (2): Catharine Christman in 1806
  • Died: 16 Sep 1850, Harleysville, Montgomery, PA at age 74 1
  • Buried: New Hanover Twp.: Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA 1

   Another name for Dieter was Diedrich Bucher.2 3

  Birth Notes:

His tombstone at Falckner Swamp Cemetery doesn't give his birth, but does give his death as Sep 16 1850 and his age as 74 yrs 4 months 3 days. That calculates to 13 May 1776 as his birthdate.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Military: as a sergeant in the War of 1812. 4

2. Occupation: tavern keeper in Limerick, Montgomery, PA. 5 In 1975, the Montgomery County Planning Commission published a book identifying historic structures. One of these involved Dietrich Bucher:

The Lakeside Inn, Kugler Rd. and Ridge Pike. The Brook family owned this early tavern which was constructed c. 1765; it was operated originally by Dietrich Bucher. The tavern was located on a leading turnpike route in Colonial times. Remaining in good condition today, the inn is one of the oldest in continuous operation.

3. He has conflicting birth information of 25 Dec 1778 and Harleysville, Montgomery, PA. 2 3 Many researchers quote this as his date of birth. We report it as an alternate, feeling more secure to go with the birth date on his tombstone inscription. Researchers should continue to explore which is correct.

4. Occupation: postmaster in 1830 in Limerick, Montgomery, PA. 6 Limerick Square is situated nearly in the center of the township, at the junction of the Reading and Colebrookdale, turnpikes, twenty-eight miles from Philadelphia. It contains a post-office, hotel, several stores, manufacturing establishments and machine-shops and about twenty-eight houses. The post-office is called Limerick, and was located here before 1830, Dieter Bucher being at that time postmaster.

5. Census in 1850 in Douglass Twp., Montgomery, PA. 7 Dieter Bucher, 74, was with wife Catherine, 70. Also in their home: Augustus B. Geisenleiner, laborer, 21; and Harriet Faust, 14. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. He had no real estate value.


Dieter married Elizabeth Schneider in 1801.


Dieter next married Catharine Christman in 1806. (Catharine Christman was born about 1780 in , , PA 7.)


Sources


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

2 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.

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

4 Roberts, Ellwood, <i>Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania : containing genealogical records of representative families, including many of early settlers and biographical sketches of prominent citizens</i> (New York: T.S. Benham. 1904, 1329 pgs), Page 191.

5 Montgomery Co. Planning Committee, <i>Inventory of historic and cultural resources, 1975</i> (Norristown, Pa., 1975, 177 pgs.), Page 23.

6 Roberts, Ellwood, <i>Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania : containing genealogical records of representative families, including many of early settlers and biographical sketches of prominent citizens</i> (New York: T.S. Benham. 1904, 1329 pgs), Page 916.

7 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Douglass Township, Series: M432 Roll: 754 Page: 304.



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