Samuel Bucher
(1819-1896)
Anna Margaret Crowell
(1825-1904)
Levi Musselman
(1828-1918)
Annie Mumma
(-1906)
Rev. Jacob Franklin Bucher
(1852-1926)
Fannie Musselman
(1855-1929)
Rev. Bela Lemuel Bucher
(1894-1988)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Anna Mabel Musselman

2. Alma M. Groff

Rev. Bela Lemuel Bucher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 7 Oct 1894, Franklin Twp., Adams, PA 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Anna Mabel Musselman on 30 Jan 1914 1
  • Marriage (2): Alma M. Groff on 16 Jun 1968 2
  • Died: 4 May 1988, Lititz, Lancaster, PA at age 93 1 2 3
  • Buried: York: Stony Brook Mennonite Church, York, PA

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Hellam Twp., York, PA. 4 Bela L. Bucher, farmer, 25, was living with wife Anna M., 29; and Samuel, 10 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Obituary: The Gospel Herald on 24 May 1988. 2 Bucher.- Bela L., son of Jacob and Fannie (Musselman) Bucher, was born at Mummasburg, Pa., Oct. 7, 1894; died at Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa., May 4, 1988; aged 93 y. In January 1914, he was married to Mabel Musselman who died in August 1966. In June 1968, he was married to Alma Groff Rudy, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Anna Lois Charles), 3 sons (Samuel, Harold, and John Bucher), 3 stepdaughters (Mary Jane Detweiler, Sara Hess Sauder, and Nancy Martin) 3 stepsons (John, Clarence, and Paul Rudy) 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, 22 step-grandchildren, 21 step-great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mary Shue). In February 1944 he was ordained to the ministry and served the Stony Brook Church in York County. He was a member of Stony Brook Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 7, in charge of Willard Delp, Lloyd Hollinger, and Richard Detweiler; interment in Old Stony Brook Mennonite Cemetery.


Bela married Anna Mabel Musselman, daughter of Samuel High Musselman and Anna Zimmerman, on 30 Jan 1914.1 (Anna Mabel Musselman was born on 30 Jan 1891 in , , PA,1 4 died on 17 Aug 1966 in Lititz, Lancaster, PA 1 2 and was buried in York: Stony Brook Mennonite Church, York, PA.)


Bela next married Alma M. Groff, daughter of Aaron L. Groff and Lizzie, on 16 Jun 1968.2 (Alma M. Groff was born on 30 Apr 1904 in Bareville, Lancaster, PA,3 died on 6 Nov 1991 in Lititz, Lancaster, PA 3 6 and was buried in York: Stony Brook Mennonite Church, York, PA.)


Sources


1 <i>Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society</i> (Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster PA.), Bucher File.

2 <i>The Gospel Herald</i> (The Mennonite Church USA Archives, Scottdale, PA.
Online at http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/), Volume 81, Number 21 - May 24, 1988, pages 365, 366.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

4 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Hallam Township, Series: T625 Roll: 1667 Page: 132.

5 <i>The Gospel Herald</i> (The Mennonite Church USA Archives, Scottdale, PA.
Online at http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/), Obituary of Jacob F. Bucher, published May, 1926. http://www.mcusa-archives.org/mennobits/26/may1926.html.

6 <i>The Gospel Herald</i> (The Mennonite Church USA Archives, Scottdale, PA.
Online at http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/), Volume 84, Number 49 - December 17, 1991 - page 15.



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