Nicholas Bucher Sr.
- Born: 26 Dec 1670, Schüpfen, Bern, CHE
- Marriage (1): Katharina Etter on 23 Oct 1691 in Schüpfen, Bern, CHE
- Died: After 28 Oct 1765, Heidelberg Twp., York, PA
Another name for Nicholas was Nicholas Bougher.1
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Noted events in his life were:
1. He immigrated on the ship Friendship of Bristol on 16 Oct 1727 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
[List 5 A, B] Friendship of Bristol
Captain: James Davies
By Way of: Cowes
Arrival: Philadelphia, 16 Oct 1727
Forty six Palatines, who with their families, make in all about two hundred persons:
Hans Jerg Lauman
Jerg Henrich Lahr
Johann Georg Müller
Johann Jörg Hoffman
Matthias Schweitzer, 16
Johann Vincens Meyer
Johann Philip Ried
Nicolas Piere [Biery]
2. Property on 30 Oct 1736 in , York, PA. 1
The Blunston License Book
Settlers commenced taking up lands west of the Susquehanna in about 1721. The first squatters were removed from these lands in 1721, by order of the proprietary government. The lands could not be patented by survey and warrant, as they had not been purchased from the Indians, who complained because of the settlers occupying them. Owing to the owing to the occupation of the lands along the southern boundary by the settlers from Maryland, who were constantly coming into contact with the Pennsylvania settlers on both sides of the Susquehanna, and to prevent the Maryland settlers from filling up all of the lands along the southern boundary of the Cumberland Valley, the Penns authorized Samuel Blunston as their agent to grant temporary licenses to take up lands west of the Susquehanna until the should be purchased from the Indians, when warrants would be issued. This was done after the purchase of 1736 had been completed.
The Blunston License book is of much historical value, as it contains the names of the earliest settlers in the Cumberland Valley, and also in York and Adams Counties, who received legal warrants for the lands which they occupied. It also contains the earliest recorded place names related to the territory west of the Susquehanna.
Licenses granted by Thomas Penn, Esqr., Settled in the Mannnor of Springetsbury new county Beginning at Page 30.
Nicholas Bougher, 300 acres.
170A 8 paid to Herman Miller the 25th Jany 1771.
3. Obtained in a warrant for 200 acres on 27 Jan 1757 in Heidelberg Twp., York, PA.
Nicholas married Katharina Etter on 23 Oct 1691 in Schüpfen, Bern, CHE. (Katharina Etter was born about 1670 in Schüpfen, Bern, CHE.)