Nicholas Bucher III
(Abt 1731-Aft 1805)
Moria Kehr
(Abt 1731-)
John Kehr
Mary Gerber
Michael Bucher Sr.
(1762-1831)
Elizabeth Kehr
(1770-1857)
Michael Bucher Jr.
(1797-1860)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Eliza Barnitz

Michael Bucher Jr. 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 25 May 1797, Heidelberg Twp., York, PA 1 4
  • Marriage (1): Eliza Barnitz on 6 Feb 1840 in Columbia, Lancaster, PA 1
  • Died: 14 Dec 1860, Hanover, York, PA at age 63 4
  • Buried: 16 Dec 1860, Hanover: Mount Olivet Cemetery, York, PA

   FamilySearch ID: LH8D-MQY.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He was educated at in Civil Engineering at Oxford College in , Adams, PA. 5

2. Occupation: justice of the peace in 1841 in Hanover, York, PA. 6

3. Newspaper: The Republican Compiler, 10 Apr 1843, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 7 Register's Notice
Notice is hereby given, to all Legatees and other persons concerned, that the Administration Accounts of the estates of the deceased persons hereinafter mentioned will be presented to the Orphan's Court of Adams county, for confirmation on Monday, the 24th day of April, next, viz:
The Account of Michael Bucher, Esquire, Guardian of Susannah Rudisil.
The Account of Michael Bucher, Esquire, Guardian of Mary Rudisil.
The Account of Jacob Bucher and Samuel Baugher, administrators of the estate of Geo. D. Baugher, deceased.
William King, Register.
Register's Office, Gettysburg.

4. Fact: He was elected burgess of Hanover, 1846, Hanover, York, PA. 8

5. Fact: He was a commissioner at the founding of the Hanover Branch Railroad, 16 Mar 1847, Hanover, York, PA. 9

6. Census in 1850 in Hanover, York, PA. 10 Michael Bucher, magistrate, age 52, was living with wife Eliza, 37; Henry, 9; Mary J., 7; Michael, 5; and Elizabeth, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Michael's real estate was valued at $8,000.

7. Fact: He surveyed the public common into lots and streets that the city then sold, 1854, Hanover, York, PA. 11

8. Census in 1860 in Hanover, York, PA. 12 Michael Bucher, justice of the peace, 60, was living with wife Eliza, 46; Henry C., 19; Jane, 17; Michael, 15; Ellen, 13; Clara, 5, Jerred, 3. Also with them was C. A. Miller, 26, rail reader, and his wife Eliza, 25; C. J. Miller, 5; and Mary E. Miller, 3. Michael's real estate was worth $10,000 and personal estate $500. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Hanover.

9. Obituary: York Gazette on 25 Dec 1860 in York, York, PA. Last week we noticed briefly the fatal accident to Michael Bucher, Esq of Hanover. Since then we have learned the particulars. It appears that he was returning from a visit to some of his land, which lies a short distance from town and when walking through the upper end of Carlisle Street and in advance of a horse and wagon driven by a small boy through some means or other part of the harness attached to the horse gave way, and the animal becoming unmanageable, started off at a rapid rate, and, Mr. Bucher being extremely hard of hearing did not notice his approach and was struck by the shaft of the wagon on the back part of the head, and thrown down, the horse and wagon passing over him. He was immediately conveyed to his residence, and medical aid summoned, but all of no avail, he lingered until Friday Morning, when death came to his relief. He remained in an unconscious state till death took place, the injuries received being of such an awful nature as to completely paralyze his system. His remains were interred on the Sunday morning following in Mount Olivet Cemetery, whither they were accompanied by a long train of mourning relatives and sorrowful friends.

10. Book: Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pa, 1905. 13
JARRED C. BUCHER, one of the representative citizens of Cumberland county, residing at Boiling Springs, is a native of York county, Pa., and a descendant of Michael Bucher.

Michael Bucher, father of Jarred C., was educated at Oxford College, Adams Co., Pa., and studied civil engineering. He located at Hanover, York county, where he assisted in laying out the town, and became one of the road engineers engaged in surveying for the Northern Central railroad. The instruments he used in his work are among the treasured possessions of his son Jarred.

For many years he served as justice of the peace in Hanover, and was also associate editor of a paper in that place. He dealt largely in real estate in and about Hanover, and a large body of realty is still held in his name in that borough, although he has long been dead. He was very successful in all of his operations. His death occurred when he was seventy-two years of age, in 1869.

His widow lived to the age of eighty-two years, dying Sept. 3, 1896. She was formerly Miss Eliza Barnitz, daughter of Jacob Barnitz, of Cumberland county. Mr. and Mrs. Bucher were members of the Lutheran Church. Six children were born to them: Henry Clay, a retired businessman of Philadelphia; Mary J., widow of J. W. Barnitz, of Delanco, N. J.; Michael Augustus, unmarried, of Philadelphia, a real-estate agent; Ella E., who married Jesse Bollinger, of Hanover; Clara E., married to Dr. Joseph Bittinger, of Hanover, a rising young physician; and Jarred C.

Jarred C. Bucher was born Feb. 14, 1860, and was educated at Penn College, Gettysburg, from there going to Philadelphia, where he was engaged in a mercantile line for six years. Coming at that time to Cumberland county, he located at Boiling Springs, where he took charge of the Boiling Springs flouring-mills. Having been engaged in the grain business at Barnitz, he was able to appreciate the importance of certain conditions, and refitted the mills with the roller process, which has now been in operation therein for ten years.

He also operated, until 1894, the old Carlisle Iron Works, which were established as early as 1762, this plant manufacturing charcoal iron for projectile purposes and carwheels, which were sold to different railroads and manufacturers of railroad engines and cars. Large consignments were sold to the Government. Mr. Bucher has in his possession a mold for common projectiles used in the mill which bears the inscription: "Adam Carr Fecit [made this] in 1762." From this forge projectiles were carted to Valley Forge to Washington's army during the Revolution on sleds drawn by oxen.

Since 1899 Mr. Bucher has been prospecting in Cumberland county as well as throughout adjacent territory for minerals, and in this short time has discovered and developed several mines, which turn out silica, some of which runs as high as 99.0800, ferri oxide 0.15, alumina 0.185, and minerals, phosphate of aluminum, copper ore, white clay of the highest grade, and graphite lead ore.

Mr. Bucher has served as a member of the Republican county central committee, and is often called upon to act as delegate to county conventions. He is an untiring worker in this line and has been doing much stumping, in 1896, 1900 and 1904. In 1900 he was sent to Crawford county, where he spent some nineteen days. He is eagerly sought in State and National campaigns, for his worth as a public speaker is fully recognized. Few men are more efficient workers than he.

On Oct. 1, 1887, Mr. Bucher was married to Miss Helen Hall Mullin, of Mt. Holly Springs, a daughter of W. A. Mullin, and they have two children, William and Helen Francis. Mr. Bucher's home on Highland Terrace is one of the most pleasant in Cumberland county, and there he and his charming wife dispense a most delightful hospitality. Mrs. Bucher is an accomplished woman, of more than average intelligence, besides being an active member of the Fortnightly and Civic Clubs of Carlisle. She has great musical talents, and for more than ten years was leader of the choir of St. John's Lutheran Church, which consisted of some twenty voices, as well as an orchestra.

Mr. Bucher is deeply interested in church work, and since taking up his residence at Boiling Springs he has associated himself with St. John's Lutheran Church, and has clone much toward the erection of the new church edifice. For the past ten years he has been superintendent of the Sunday-school, and teacher of the Bible class, which has a membership of forty-five. It is not only in the political field that Mr. Bucher shines as an orator, for he is well known on the lecture platform as a representative of the Y. M. C. A. One year he lectured through Lancaster county, at Philadelphia, and at various points in York and other, counties throughout the State. The subject of his lecture that season was "The Secret of Success," which he handled in a very convincing and able manner.

11. Book: History of York County, 1907. 14
In 1882 Dr. Bittinger married Clara E., daughter of Michael and Eliza Bucher. Her father, Michael Bucher, a man of education and culture, for a period of half a century was one of the leading citizens of Hanover."


Michael married Eliza Barnitz, daughter of Jacob Barnitz and Maria A. Etlzer, on 6 Feb 1840 in Columbia, Lancaster, PA.1 (Eliza Barnitz was born in 1814 in Hanover, York, PA,5 12 13 died on 3 Sep 1896 in Hanover, York, PA 5 13 and was buried in Hanover: Mount Olivet Cemetery, York, PA.)


Sources


1 Saint Matthews Lutheran Church, Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania.

2 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of November 18, 2005).

3 History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania (Warren, Beers & Co; Chicago, IL; 1886).

4 Bible of Jacob F. Bucher (In posession of the Adams County Historical Society. Online at:
http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/york/bibles/bucher01.txt).

5 Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and of many of the early settled families. (Chicago: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1905, 919 pgs.), Page 798.

6 Prowell, George, History of York County, Pennsylvania (Historical Society of York County, PA. 1907. 3 volumes.), Vol. 1, Page 1025.

7 The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, 10 Apr 1843 edition.

8 Prowell, George, History of York County, Pennsylvania (Historical Society of York County, PA. 1907. 3 volumes.), Vol. 1, Page 813.

9 Prowell, George, History of York County, Pennsylvania (Historical Society of York County, PA. 1907. 3 volumes.), Vol. 1, Page 614.

10 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Hanover Borough, Reel M432-839 Page 273a.

11 Prowell, George, History of York County, Pennsylvania (Historical Society of York County, PA. 1907. 3 volumes.), Vol. 1, Page 839.

12 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Hanover, Series: M653 Roll: 1200 Page: 189.

13 Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and of many of the early settled families. (Chicago: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1905, 919 pgs.), Pages 798-799.

14 Prowell, George, History of York County, Pennsylvania (Historical Society of York County, PA. 1907. 3 volumes.), Vol. 2, Page 259.



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