Hans Martin Bucher
(Abt 1715-1779)
Elizabeth Bomberger
(Abt 1715-1779)
Bishop Christian Eby
Catherine Bricker
Joseph Bucher
Elizabeth Eby
Jonas Bucher


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Jonas Bucher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 14 Feb 1783, Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA 7 10
  • Marriage (1): Susan Witwer
  • Died: 4 Sep 1864, , Lancaster, PA at age 81 7 8
  • Buried: Warwick Twp.: Bomberger's Burial Ground, Lancaster, PA 7 8

  Burial Notes:

His tombstone reads:
Zum andenken. Jonas Bucher geboren den 27 February 1783 Starb September 4, 1864. Alter 81 yahr 6 monate 13 tage.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. . He was a deacon in the Mennonite Church.

2. He has conflicting birth information of 27 Feb 1783 and Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 8

3. Census in 1850 in Penn Twp., Lancaster, PA. 5 Two Bucher families lived side by side on this census page:

Jonas Bucher, farmer, 67, was with wife Susanna, 62. His real estate was valued at $3,0000.

Joseph Bucher, farmer, 30, was with wife Catherine, 28; Franny, 8; Christian, 5; Joseph, 2; Susanna, 3 months. Also in the home was Barbara Schenk, 21.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1860 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 6 Jonas Bucher, occupation "gentleman", 77, was living with Susanna, 74. His real estate was worth $1,800 and possessions $250. At the same property was the household of Joseph Bucher, farmer, 40, and his wife Catherine, 37; Fanny, 18; Christian, 15; Joseph, 12; Susanna, 10; and Jacob, 7. Joseph's real estate was worth $12,000 and possessions $2,000. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The Brubakers and Reists were neighbors. The post office was Lititz.

5. Obituary: Herald of Truth in Oct 1864. September 5th, near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. Jonas Bucher, aged 81 years 6 mo. and 8 days. Funeral sermon was preched (sic) by the brethren John Brubaker, Christian Bonberger and John Landis from Revelation 22: 13, 14.

6. Book: Biographical History of the Eby Family, 1889. 11

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.

Jonas married Susan Witwer, daughter of Jonas Witwer and Fannie Reife. (Susan Witwer was born on 12 Jun 1787 in Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster, PA,5 6 8 12 died on 15 Oct 1867 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA 8 12 13 and was buried in Warwick Twp.: Bomberger's Burial Ground, Lancaster, PA.)


1 <i>Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage</i> (Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
Phone: (717) 393-9745
http://www.lmhs.org/), January, 2000 issue. A Death Record from Lancaster County, PA (1858-1918) by Eby, Henry N. (1837-1909) and Eby, Amos F. (1864-1921).

2 Wenger, Samuel S., and Earle K. Sr. and Helen I, <i>The Wenger Book: A Foundation Book of American Wengers, Including Variant Spellings, such as Winger, Wanger, Whanger, Wegner, Wengert, Wengerd, Wingart, Wingard, Wingert, Wangerd, Wengar, Wencker, and Names Spelled with "V" rather than "W."</i> (Lancaster, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Heritage History, 1978, 1989, 1997 reprint. 1588 pp. $49.50 (cloth).).

3 Brubacher, Jacob N, <i>The Brubacher Genealogy in America</i> (Elkhart, Ind.: Mennonite Pub. Co., 1884, 241 pgs.), Page 19.

4 Meginness, John F, <i>Biographical Annals Of Lancaster County, Pa: Containing Biographical And Genealogical Sketches Of Prominent And Representative Citizens And Many Of The Early Settlers</i> (J. H. BEERS and CO., 1903. Online at: https://books.google.com/books?id=HM4xAQAAMAAJ), Page 1150.

5 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Penn Township, Series: M432 Roll: 789 Page: 299.

6 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Warwick Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1120 Page: 481.

7 <i>Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage</i> (Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
Phone: (717) 393-9745
http://www.lmhs.org/), January, 2000. A Death Record from Lancaster County, PA (1858-1918).

8 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 83.

9 Bucher, Jonas Hess & Bucher, Ada Mae, <i>Bucher Family History 1715-1981</i> (Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, PA.).

10 <i>1800 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Centre County, Potters Township, Series: M32 Roll: 37 Page: 503.

11 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.

12 Witwer, George, <i>Witwer Genealogy of America</i> (1909. 256p. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=XvxfAAAAMAAJ), Page 29.

13 <i>A Death Record Book from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (1858-1918): Part One, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage</i> (Lancaster, Pa. : Lancaster Mennonite Conference Historical Society
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
(717) 393-9745), Vol. 23-1 (Jan 2000), Page 23.

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