Jonas Witwer
(1763-1845)
Fannie Reife
(1763-1842)
Susan Witwer
(1787-1867)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Jonas Bucher

Susan Witwer 1 2

  • Born: 12 Jun 1787, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster, PA 3 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Jonas Bucher
  • Died: 15 Oct 1867, Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA at age 80 3 6 7
  • Buried: Warwick Twp.: Bomberger's Burial Ground, Lancaster, PA

   Other names for Susan were Susan Witmer,6 Susanna Wittwer 4 and Susanna Witwer.3 8

  Burial Notes:

Her tombstone reads: Heir ruet Susana cherfran von Jonas Bucher, Ein geboren Witmer. Geboren den 12ten June 1787 Starb den 5 October 1867 war alter 80 yahr r monate 3 dage.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She has conflicting birth information of 7 Jun 1787 and Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster, PA. This could be her actual birth date, and 12 Jun is her baptism?

2. Census in 1850 in Penn Twp., Lancaster, PA. 4 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.

3. Census in 1860 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 5 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.


Susan married Jonas Bucher, son of Joseph Bucher and Elizabeth Eby. (Jonas Bucher was born on 14 Feb 1783 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA,9 10 died on 4 Sep 1864 in , Lancaster, PA 6 10 and was buried in Warwick Twp.: Bomberger's Burial Ground, Lancaster, PA 6 10.)


Sources


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

2 Witwer, George, <i>Witwer Genealogy of America</i> (1909. 256p. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=XvxfAAAAMAAJ), Page 49.

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

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

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

6 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.

7 <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.

8 <i>Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage</i> (Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
Phone: (717) 393-9745
http://www.lmhs.org/), Jan. 1983, The Shope Mennonite Cemetery and Area Families.

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

10 <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).



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