Christian Risser
(1799-1882)
Maria Longnecker Snyder
(1800-1878)
Catherine Snyder Risser
(1821-1901)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Joseph Witwer Bucher

Catherine Snyder Risser 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 17 Sep 1821, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster, PA 2 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Joseph Witwer Bucher
  • Died: 22 Aug 1901, Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA at age 79 3 4
  • Buried: Lititz: Hess Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA

   Other names for Catherine were Kate Risser 6 and Katherine Risser.7

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Penn Twp., Lancaster, PA. 8 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.

2. Census in 1860 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 2 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.

3. Census in 1870 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 9 Joseph Bucher, farmer, 50, was living with Catharine, 48; Jacob, 17; Susan, 20; Henry, 8; Catharine, 6; and Barbara, 4. Also living with them: domestic servants Barbara Shank, 41, and Isaac Carpenter, 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Rothsville. Joseph's real estate was valued at $25,000, one of the richest in Lancaster County, and his possessions worth $2,000.

4. Census in 1880 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 6 The 1880 census recorded Joseph Bucher, farmer, 60, living with wife Kate, 58; Susan, 30; Henry, 18; Kate, 16; Barbara, 14. Also in the home was William Williams, 16. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.


Catherine married Joseph Witwer Bucher, son of Jonas Bucher and Susan Witwer. (Joseph Witwer Bucher was born on 20 May 1820 in , Lancaster, PA,2 8 10 11 12 died on 3 Feb 1894 in , Lancaster, PA 3 10 11 12 and was buried in Lititz: Hess Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 3 12.)


Sources


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

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

3 <i>Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage</i> (Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
Phone: (717) 393-9745
http://www.lmhs.org/), October, 1980. Hess, Clark E. Page 29.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60893205.

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

6 1880 United States Census, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWFR-BQB Kate Bucher in entry for Joseph Bucher, 1880.

7 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 987.

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

9 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Warwick Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1359 Page: 384.

10 <i>Herald of Truth</i> (The Mennonite Church USA Archives, Scottdale, PA.
Online at http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/), Vol. XXXI, No. 5, March 1, 1894 - pp 77-79.

11 Knorr, Lawrence, <i>The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey</i> (Sunbury Press, 2005. 572 pages.), Page 86.

12 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60887979.



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