Jonas Bucher
(1783-1864)
Susan Witwer
(1787-1867)
Christian Risser
(1799-1882)
Maria Longnecker Snyder
(1800-1878)
Joseph Witwer Bucher
(1820-1894)
Catherine Snyder Risser
(1821-1901)
Joseph Risser Bucher
(1848-1931)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Barbara Hess Wissler

Joseph Risser Bucher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 26 May 1848, Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA 1 2 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Barbara Hess Wissler on 19 Nov 1868 1 2
  • Died: 15 May 1931, , Lancaster, PA at age 82 5
  • Buried: Lititz: Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 5

   Another name for Joseph was Joseph B. Bucher.6

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: in Brunnerville, Lancaster, PA. 1

2. Census in 1850 in Penn Twp., Lancaster, PA. 3 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. 4 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.

4. Census in 1870 in Clay Twp., Lancaster, PA. 6 Joseph B. Bucher, farmer, 22, was living with Barbara, 21. Also with them: domestic servants Catherine Weist, 22; Sarah Snyder, 2; and Elias ?, 13. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Joseph's real estate was worth $9,600 and possessions $3,000.

5. Census in 1880 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 7 Joseph R. Bucher, farmer, 32, was living with Barbara, 31; Anna, 9; Levi, 7; Joseph, 4. Also in the home: Susan Deemer, servant, 18; and Albert Duble, farm laborer, 18. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Census in 1900 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 2 Joseph R. Bucher, farmer, 52, born May 1848, was married for 31 years to wife Barbara H., 51, Jun 1848. She had birthed 4 children, all alive in 1900. With them: Levi W., 27, Nov 1872; Joseph W., 24, Dec 1875; and Henry W., 16, Oct 1883. Also in the home was servant Lizzie Williams, 23, Apr 1877.

Next door is Sallie Roth, 77, born Aug 1822, single.

Next door is Harry D. Buchter, cigar manufacturer, 29, May 1871, married for 7 years wto Lizzie, 28, Dec 1872. She had one child: Stella H., 4, Dec 1895. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Harry was renting his home, probably from Joseph who owned his.

7. Obituary: Herald of Truth: Bucher, Joseph R. On 28 May 1931. 8 Bucher.- Joseph R., son of the late Joseph and Catherine Bucher, was born May 26, 1848; died May 15, 1931; aged 82y. 11m. 19d. On Nov. 19, 1868, he was married to Barbara Hess Wissler who preceded him in death almost 7 years. When a young man he with his companion united with the Mennonite Church to which he remained faithful until death. He is survived by two sons (Levi W. and Henry W). One daughter and one son preceded him to the Great Beyond. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held May 18, at the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., By Bro. Noah Horst and Bro. John S. Hess. Text, Mark 13:37. Burial in adjoining cemetery.


Joseph married Barbara Hess Wissler, daughter of Levi Wissler and Fanny Hess, on 19 Nov 1868.1 2 (Barbara Hess Wissler was born on 26 Jun 1848 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA,1 2 9 died on 8 Aug 1924 in , Lancaster, PA 9 and was buried in Lititz: Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 9.)


Sources


1 Hess, John. H, <i>A genealogy of the Hess family; from the first emigrant to this country down to the present time as far as could be ascertained</i> (1896. Express Print, Lititz, PA. 248p.), Page 64.

2 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Warwick Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1426 Page: 174.

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

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

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93727010.

6 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Clay Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1354 Page: 66.

7 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Warwick Township, Family History Library Film 1255140, NA Film Number T9-1140, Page 323C.

8 <i>Herald of Truth</i> (The Mennonite Church USA Archives, Scottdale, PA.
Online at http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/), May 28, 1931 - Vol. XXIV, No.9 - page 191.

9 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93727056.



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