Rev. John Conrad Bucher Sr.
(1730-1780)
Maria Magdalena Hoch
(1742-1819)
John Valentine Horter
Magdalena Reis
Honorable John Jacob Bucher
(1764-1827)
Susanna Margaret Horter
(1774-1838)
Honorable George Horter Bucher
(1797-1884)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rebecca Pool
2. Hannah Hough

Honorable George Horter Bucher 1 2 5 6 7

  • Born: 15 Jun 1797, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 1 3 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Rebecca Pool on 15 Oct 1822 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Hannah Hough on 19 May 1831 1 3 4
  • Died: 27 Nov 1884, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, PA at age 87 1 8
  • Buried: Mechanicsburg: Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 1 8

   Cause of his death was Paralysis.1

  Burial Notes:

Section E.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact: 21 Oct 1825, , Dauphin, PA. 9 When stock was sold to build a canal and locks on the Susquehanna River, on the list of purchasers were: Jacob Bucher, 5 shares; John C. Bucher, 10 shares; George H. Bucher, 10 shares.

2. Property on 4 Oct 1826 in , Dauphin, PA. 10 On a list of Warrantees of Land in Dauphin County is George H. Bucher, 10 acres, surveyed 4 Oct. 1826.

3. Census in 1840 in Silver Spring Twp., Cumberland, PA. Males (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 son Robert?
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 older son ??
40-49 (1791-1800) = 1 father George
Females (born)
5-9 (1831-1835) = 3 daughters (??, Mary, Rebecca)
20-29 (1811-1820) = 1 daughter?
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 mother Hannah

4. Residence: in 1845 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 11 Listed in the 1845 Spofford & Napey's Directory of Harrisburg, PA are:
Bucher, George H., gentleman, 43 Market St.
Bucher, John C., dry goods store, 1 Market St. corner of Front St.

5. Census in 1850 in Silver Spring Twp., Cumberland, PA. 12 George H. Bucher, occupation "gentleman", with real estate valued at $20,000 making him quite wealthy, has his age appearing as 15 but this is obviously wrong since he is listed as the head of a family with wife Hannah, age 39. The children living with them are Mary H., 18; Rebecca P., 16; Robert A., 10; Ellin, 8; Ann, 6; Clenna M., 3; and Hannah, 1. Also living there is Charles Lee, 14, who is black. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

6. Census in 1860 in Silver Spring Twp., Cumberland, PA. 6 George H. Bucher, age 62, appears as one of the richest people in the area with his real estate valued at $30,000. He has no occupation listed, apparently retired. Living with him is Hannah, 49; Robert A., 20, apprentice miller; Ellen, 18; Anna, 16; Clania? 13; Hannah, 11; George, 9. All were born in Pennsylvania. Non-family members living with them are John Burghart, 55, occupation hustler, born in Wurtemburg, Germany; and two born in Pennsylvania: Sarah Rawlings, 16; and Franny Miller, 12. The post office is New Ringston.

7. Census in 1870 in Silver Spring Twp., Cumberland, PA. 7 George H. Bucher, age 73, retired merchant, has land valued at $30,000 and possessions worth $6,000. In his household is Hannah, 59; Ellen, 28; Anna, 26; and Hannah, 21. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is New Kingston.

8. Book: Pennsylvania Genealogies, 1896. 1
George Horter Bucher, born June 15, 1797. He was educated in the Latin schools of the borough and in the Harrisburg academy. In early life he was engaged in merchandising. In 1836, he removed to Cumberland county, Pa., locating near Hogestown. He soon became one of the men of mark of the valley, and quite prominent in public affairs. He represented Cumberland county in the State Senate during the years 1863, '64 and '65. After that period he led a retired life at Mechanicsburg, honored and respected by his fellow-citizens; and died there, of paralysis, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1884, in high eighty-eighth year, and his remains were interred in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bucher was twice married; m., first, October 15, 1822, Rebecca Pool, of Harrisburg, who d. June 19, 1829, s. p.; m., secondly, May 19, 1831, Hannah Hough, b. April 15, 1811; dau. Of Joseph Hough,* of Bainbridge, Lancaster county, Pa.

*Joseph Hough was a descendant of Richard Hough, or Mackelsfield, Chester, England, who arrived in the province of August, 1683, and settled in Lower Makefield, Bucks county. He married Mary Ann, daughter of John Clows, the same year. He represented Bucks county in the General Assembly, and was drowned in 1705 on his way down the Delaware river to take his seat, in Philadelphia. When William Penn heard of it he wrote to James Logan "I lament the loss of Honest Richard Hough, such men must needs be wanted." The family is of Roman-French descent and of great antiquity. - Davis' History of Bucks County.


George married Rebecca Pool on 15 Oct 1822 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA.1 2 (Rebecca Pool was born in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 1 and died on 19 Jun 1829 1.)


  Marriage Notes:

From Egle's Notes & Queries: "Bucher, George H., and Rebecca Pool, by Rev. Dr. Lochman, Oct 16, 1822."

George next married Hannah Hough, daughter of Joseph Hough and Elizabeth West, on 19 May 1831.1 3 4 (Hannah Hough was born on 15 Apr 1811 in Bainbridge, Lancaster, PA,1 6 7 8 died on 2 Apr 1895 in , Cumberland, PA 8 and was buried in Mechanicsburg: Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 8.)


  Marriage Notes:

From Egle's Notes & Queries: "Bucher, George H., and Hannah Hough, or Bainbridge, by Rev. Mr. Zacharias, May 19, 1831."

Sources


1 Egle, William Henry, <i>Pennsylvania Genealogies, Mainly Scotch Irish And German</i> (1896, 798 pp.
Reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Online via Google Book Search.), Page 127.

2 Egle, William Henry, <i>Notes and Queries: Historical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania</i> (1895, Harrisburg Publishing Co., reprinted 1970, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore.
Editions: First and Second Series Volume I, Notes and Queries - XIX. Volume 2.), Third Series, Vol I., page 510.

3 Egle, William Henry, <i>Pennsylvania Genealogies, Mainly Scotch Irish And German</i> (1896, 798 pp.
Reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Online via Google Book Search.), Page 125.

4 Egle, William Henry, <i>Notes and Queries: Historical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania</i> (1895, Harrisburg Publishing Co., reprinted 1970, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore.
Editions: First and Second Series Volume I, Notes and Queries - XIX. Volume 2.), Third Series, Vol II., page 453.

5 Egle, William Henry, 1830-1901, <i>History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania : Geographical and Genealogical</i> (Philadelphia : Everts & Peck, 1883
360 p., 63 p. of plates : ill., maps), Page 470.

6 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Silver Spring Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1102 Page: 611.

7 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Silver Spring Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1333 Page: 399.

8 <i>Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania</i> (http://www.interment.net/data/us/pa/cumberland/chestnut/index%5Fac.htm).

9 <i>Pennsylvania Archives: Ninth Series</i>, Vol. 1, page 6357.

10 Egle, William Henry, editor, <i>Pennsylvania Archives: Third Series</i> (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State printer, 1894-99. Description v. pl., maps. 22 cm.), Vol. XXIV, Page 575.

11 (University of Delaware), http://www.math.udel.edu/~rstevens/datasets/harrisburg_1845.xls.

12 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Silver Spring Township, Series: M432 Roll: 773 Page: 257.



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