Christian Bomberger
(Abt 1682-1742)
Maria
(1683-Bef 1742)
Hans Martin Bucher
(Abt 1715-1779)
Elizabeth Bomberger
(Abt 1715-1779)
Joseph Bucher
(1755-1804)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Eby

Joseph Bucher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 6 Sep 1755, Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA 5 7
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Eby about 1780
  • Died: Sep 1804, Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA at age 49 5 7
  • Buried: Warwick Twp.: Bomberger's Burial Ground, Lancaster, PA 7

  Burial Notes:

His tombstone reads: Heir ruet Joseph Bucher, ist geboren den 6ten September 1755 Starb September 1804 sin alter ist 49 und 3 wachen.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Joseph served in the military in 1778 in , Lancaster, PA. Joseph Bucher and John Bucher are on the muster rolls on the 9th Battalion of the Lancaster County Militia, under Colonel John Huber, in 1778.

2. He served in the military in 1780 in , Lancaster, PA. Joseph Bucher and John Bucher are on the muster rolls for the 3rd Company, 3rd Battalion, Lancaster County Militia, under Colonel George Feather, in 1780.

3. Joseph served in the military in 1781 in , Lancaster, PA. Joseph Bucher and John Bucher were in 3rd Company, 3rd Battalion during the Revolutionary War in 1781.

4. He served in the military in 1782 in , Lancaster, PA. Joseph Bucher and John Bucher are on the muster rolls of 3rd Company, 3rd Battalion, Lancaster County Militia, under Colonel George Feather, in 1782.

5. Military in 1782 in , , PA: DAR Ancestor #: A203361. 10 BUCHER, JOSEPH Ancestor #: A203361
Service: PENNSYLVANIA Rank: PRIVATE
Birth: 9-6-1755 LANCASTER CO PENNSYLVANIA
Death: 9-27-1804 LITITZ-BUR LANCASTER CO PENNSYLVANIA
Service Source: PA ARCH, 5TH SER VOL 7, PP 298, 300, 302
Service Description: 1) CAPT HENRY CUSTER, COL GEORGE FEATHER, 3RD BATT, MILITIA
Spouse: Elizabeth Eby

6. Joseph served in the military in 1784 in , Lancaster, PA. 11 Joseph Bucher and John Bucher are on the muster roll for the Sixth Company, Sixth Battalion, Lancaster County Militia, Captain Hunter, in 1784.

7. Census in 1790 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 12 Joseph Bucher appears on the same census page as the Bombergers, which is expected since his father, Hans Martin Bucher, inherited land from Han's father-in-law Christian Bomberger. The adjoining family entry is the Huber family, which marries Elizabeth, Hans Martin's daughter.

The Joseph Bucher household lists 4 white males over 16 years of age, 1 white male under 16, and 6 white females.

Comparing this to the known list of descendants, the one white male under sixteen is probably Joseph's son Jonas. But we find only father Joseph would be one of the four older males. Since his father was dead, either three of Joseph's brothers were living with him, or Joseph had more sons born before 1774 than appear in our list. But this would mean he sired those sons before he was twenty. Since we don't find brothers Christian, John, or Martin listed as household heads in the census, we might assume they are living in Joseph's household.

The six females would be Joseph's wife, plus daughters Anna, Elizabeth, Mary, and possibly Catherine born in 1790. The two others must be either wives of Joseph's brothers, or Joseph had more daughters than we are listing.

8. Tax List: 1798, Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 13 On the 1798 Federal Tax List for Warwick Township, Lancaster County:
Joseph and John Bucher are listed as owners of a 300-acre property valued at 9,570 [not sure if pounds or dollars, but this is among the very wealthiest listed in the township] with a 1-story stone & log structure 43 feet by 25 feet. They also own an additonal 100 acres occupied by tenant George Gingrich, valued at 1,110 with a 1-story log structure 24 feet by 18 feet; and 90 acres occupied by tenant Daniel Miller, valued at 1,080, with a 1-story log structure 27 feet by 24 feet.

9. Book: Biographical History of the Eby Family, 1889. 5

Elizabeth Eby was married to Joseph Bucher. They resided one and one-half miles north of Lititz, Lancaster County, where they possessed a far of 400 acres. They both lie buried in Bomberger's Burial Ground, which is near said farm. After their decrease the large farm was purchased by their son Jonas, who disposed two parts of it to his two brothers-in-law, Joseph Brubacher and Daniel Brubacher. The part of the farm retained by Jonas Bucher is now owned by son Joseph, who has rented it to his son Jacob.

The family of Elizabeth Eby and her husband Joseph Bucher, eight children in all, is as follows:

1. Anna Bucher, married to Abraham Hostetter, had a family of two children, namely, Abraham and David.

2. Jonas Bucher, married to Susan Wittwer, had a family of eight children, viz., Elizabeth married to Jacob Kreider, after his death to Christian Eby. Mary married to Jacob Erb. Fannie married to Henry Zug. Annie married to Henry Reist. Leah married to Seth Eby. Joseph married to Annie Shenk, after her decease to Catherine Risser. Catherine, married to Christian Hernly, and Jonas W., married to Susan Bollinger.

3. Elizabeth Bucher, married to Daniel Brubacher, had a familyh of four children, namely, Susan married to Samuel Gsell. Elizabeth married to Peter Reist. John married to Molly Bomberger, and Fannie married to Augustus Sturgis.

4. Mary Bucher married to Joseph Brubacher has a family of ten children as follows: namely, Catherine married to John Bomberger, Joseph married to Susan Rudy, Barbara married to Christian B. Snyder, Mary married to Christian E. Bomberger, David (Deacon in the Mennonite Church) married to Lizzie Hess, Anna married to Jacob Sherk, Elizabeth married to Levi Weaver, Levi B. married to Elizabeth Schaeffer, Jonas married to Leah Keller and John married to __ Weidler.

5. Susan Bucher married to Henry Becker, had a family of nine children, namely, John, Elias, Henry, Levi, Israel, Nancy, Catherine, Sarah, Eliza. Not reported to the writer to whom they were married.

6. Barbara Bucher, married to Christian Weis, had a family of five children namely, Andrew, Henry, Samuel, Christian, and Eliza.

7. Veronica Bucher, married to George Huber, had a family of three children, namely, John, Christian, and Matilda who wasw married to John N. Eby.

8. Catherine Bucher, married to Samuel Lehman, had a family of ten children namely, Henry, Catherine married to Samuel Longenecker, Sarah married to David Beck, Maria, Sem, Fannie married to Henry C. Gingerich, Elizabeth, Samuel, Jonas, and Susan. That last four died in infancy.


Joseph married Elizabeth Eby, daughter of Bishop Christian Eby and Catherine Bricker, about 1780. (Elizabeth Eby was born on 13 Mar 1762 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA,5 7 died on 19 Aug 1832 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA 5 and was buried in Warwick Twp.: Bomberger's Burial Ground, Lancaster, PA 7.)


Sources


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5 Eby, Ezra E, <i>A Biographical History of the Eby Family : being a history of their movements in Europe during the reformation, and of their early settlement in America : as also much other unpublished historical information belonging to the family</i> (1889, 144 pgs.), Page 7.

6 Harris, Alexander, <i>A Biographical History of Lancaster County : being a history of early settlers and eminent men of the county, as also much other unpublished historical information, chiefly of a local character</i> (Lancaster, Pa.: Elias Barr & Co., 1872, 638 pgs.), Page 177.

7 Harmon, Dr. Shirley A, <i>Cemetery Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania</i> (Closson Press, 257 Delilah St Apollo PA, 15613-1933. (724) 337-4482.), Volume 5, page 84.

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9 Harris, Alexander, <i>A Biographical History of Lancaster County : being a history of early settlers and eminent men of the county, as also much other unpublished historical information, chiefly of a local character</i> (Lancaster, Pa.: Elias Barr & Co., 1872, 638 pgs.), Pages 177-178.

10 <i>Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books</i> (Online register at www.dar.org), http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_adb/?action=full&p_id=A203361.

11 Montgomery, Thomas Lynch, editor, <i>Pennsylvania Archives: Sixth Series</i> (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State printer, 1906-1907.), Vol. III, page 544.

12 <i>1790 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Warwick Township, Roll 8 Book 5, Page 153.

13 (University of Delaware), http://www.math.udel.edu/~rstevens/datasets/warw_98.xls.



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